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Can I send the same essay to multiple scholarship applications?

I wrote a really good essay for a scholarship application, and I found a few other scholarships with a similar prompt. Would it be okay to submit the same essay, or is it frowned upon? Should I rework it somehow for each application?

9 months ago

It's great that you've written an essay you're proud of and are looking for other scholarships to apply for! In general, it's fine to use the same essay for multiple scholarships, especially if the prompts are similar and your essay addresses them sufficiently. However, it's a good idea to tweak your essay a bit to make sure it directly answers the prompt for each scholarship. This shows the reviewers that you've put in effort to cater your response specifically to their requirements.

For instance, if one scholarship asks about your educational goals and another asks how you plan to use your education for your future career, you could make small adjustments in your essay to emphasize those specific aspects. Review your essay to ensure it completely answers the prompt and consider making edits if necessary. But if it already answers the prompt well, then there's no need to make major changes.

Remember, the most important thing is that your essay portrays you authentically while effectively addressing the prompt. To get more tips on writing scholarship essays, you can check out this CollegeVine blog post: https://blog.collegevine.com/how-to-write-a-scholarship-essay/.

Good luck with your scholarship applications!

9 months ago

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