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Can I submit the same essay for different scholarships with minimal changes?

Hey everyone, I'm applying for multiple scholarships and was wondering if I can submit the same essay (maybe with a few tweaks) for different applications. Is this considered unethical? Will it work? Thanks for the help.

9 months ago

Hello! It's completely understandable that you want to save time and effort by reusing your essays for multiple scholarship applications. There's generally no strict rule against submitting similar essays, as long as you tailor them to fit the specific prompt and the values of the scholarship organization. In fact, many students do use the same essay as a foundation and make modifications to better suit the scholarship's requirements.

Keep in mind that each scholarship organization may have its own priorities and value systems. Therefore, it's crucial to make your essay resonate with their agenda. Address the prompt appropriately, and don't hesitate to make any changes necessary to focus on what makes you an ideal candidate for that particular scholarship.

Finally, if you're looking for tips on how to make your essays stand out, I recommend checking out this helpful CollegeVine blog post: https://blog.collegevine.com/how-to-write-a-winning-scholarship-essay/. Good luck in your scholarship applications, and remember, a little extra effort in tailoring your essays can go a long way!

9 months ago

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