Scholarship Mom Tip #27: Essays are the Heart of the Application

— Want to write a winning scholarship essay? Get tips on how to do so from Scholarship Mom, Monica Matthews.


When writing college scholarship essays, make sure the question asked is fully

 As the essay is being written,
students can keep referring back to the original question and make sure they
are not getting off of the subject. 

 After the scholarship essay is finished, they can read it to a trusted adult and see if the adult can figure out the question just by listening to the answer being
read. If there are fuzzy areas, there is still time to do some re-writing for

Scholarship essays are
the heart of the application, so taking extra time and care with each one can make
the difference between a winning app and a losing one.

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Monica Matthews, Scholarship MomMonica Matthews is our favorite scholarship mom! After helping her son win $100,000 in scholarships for his college education, she founded to share what she learned along the way and now she’s sharing her tips with SmartCollegeVisit!