Essay Writing Tips

  • Get started early (3 weeks in advance) 

  • Read all of the instructions (TWICE, and highlight!)

  • Know your audience

  • Talk to someone who is part of a Scholarship Committee

  • Brainstorm your ideas

  • Stay on topic

  • Use an outline

  • Tell a story

  • Double-check your essay for mistakes

  • Have an Adult or Professional review your essay