Be yourself on your scholarship application. The judges can tell when you are fabricating the perfect candidate.

Scholarship Mom Tip #96: Be Yourself on Your Scholarship Application

Scholarship application judges can tell when you are trying to be someone else and create a “Super Candidate” character.

Like the meme says: Be Yourself…. Everyone Else Is Taken.

It’s time to fill out scholarship application! Just remember, when your stomach starts saying “I’m not interesting enough!” that it’s important to be yourself when writing essays. Don’t be tempted to make yourself out to be someone that you are not.

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Be Yourself

Scholarship judges can easily see when students are creating what they think is the perfect scholarship applicant.

Seasoned scholarship judges can just as easily spot an authentic voice in essays. Applicants, check out the tips in Write From the Heart.  Take the scholarship founder’s intentions into account. Being authentic will stand out from the run-of-the-mill biographical essays.

Lastly, references do share their contact information. Colleges and scholarship committees can easily call to verify student claims. Keeping track of all the stories is exhausting, and frankly, not worth the energy.

Save the mask, costume, and super-hero cape for Halloween. Be honest, open, and 100% you when applying for college scholarships.

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