How to write a scholarship essay

Recorded Thursday, February 17, 2022 at 10:00 PM

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Scholarships are a great way to alleviate the financial burden of paying for college. Scholarship committees are looking for students who stand for the interests of the organization and will represent it well. So, your essay must demonstrate that you believe in the mission the organization represents.

Join Alex as he covers the ins and outs of writing a scholarship essay, including what to write about, what not to write about, and how best to format your essay. Stop by for a few minutes or stay the whole hour to get all of your questions about scholarships essays answered!

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Undergrad College: Georgetown University '21

Major: History; Minors in French and Russian

Work Experience: The college applications process is all about responding to one question: who are you? I am passionate about helping students craft a creative answer. I have been helping students gain admission to the T25 schools of their dreams since 2018, when I first started working for CollegeVine as an Applications Consultant, and later, blog writer. Soon after graduating from Georgetown, I started my own company to make college advising my career. I currently mentor students through one-on-one consulting sessions and essay editing.

My Admissions Story: My admissions journey began with a desire to dive into the humanities and have an adventure of self-discovery. I applied to East Coast liberal arts schools that value creativity and specialize in teaching languages, history, and international affairs. One thin deferral letter came in the fall, a thicker envelope came in the spring, and with that, I was accepted to my dream school — Georgetown University!

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