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Scholarship Letter Essay #2

Essay #2 College Scholarship Letter


For this essay, you will research college scholarships, select one for which you are eligi le, an! write a letter of application for that scholarship. "his essay will not only allow you to practice rele#ant writing s$ills, it will also allow you to learn a out scholarship application processes. %pon co&pletion of the essay, you shoul! ha#e a !ocu&ent which you can use to actually apply for this an! &any other college scholarships. Introduction: Start with a 'uote or scenario that intro!uces so&e i&portant part of who you are an! what &a$es you a goo! scholarship can!i!ate. (a&e the scholarship for which you are applying an! i!entify the criteria esta lishe! for earning that scholarship. (arrow your focus to a thesis state&ent that intro!uces you an! states what ele&ents of your life or experience 'ualify you for this scholarship. Thesis Sentence Examples: As my past school and work experiences demonstrate, I am a hard working and motivated individual who is well qualified for the _________ scholarship. Life experiences in and out of school have led me to set many goals which coincide with the stated goals of this scholarship. . Body Section #1 Past Educational Experiences Start with a topic sentence that states the outcome or benefit of your past e!ucational experience. )n a paragraph or two, su&&ari*e your rele#ant high school or college experiences, highlighting e!ucational achie#e&ents, acti#ities, an!+or extra,curricular acti#ities -&usic, sports, go#ern&ent, etc) which make your specifically qualified for the chosen scholarship. Provide some narration of the experiences so the reader can get a sense of you in action .our e!ucational experience !oes not nee! to ha#e een positi#e if you can show what you learne! or gaine! fro& the negati#e experience. /e sure that what you inclu!e in this section ties into your thesis state&ent. Topic Sentences Examples: y academic struggles in high school taught me the value of hard work and persistence. I developed my own work ethic and !ecame my own !est teacher during my high school years

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Knox Eng. 101

Scholarship Letter Essay #2

. Body Section #! Significant "or# or $ife Experiences Start with a topic sentence that in!icates the outco&e or enefits you ha#e gaine! fro& experiences outsi!e of school. )n a paragraph or two, su&&ari*e one or two experiences outsi!e of school which ha#e &a!e you a goo! can!i!ate for a college scholarship. Provide some narration of the experiences so the reader can get a sense of you in action .ou can !raw on experiences fro& ho&e, wor$, church, social acti#ities, or any other out,of,school acti#ities. Topic Sentences Examples: "orking part time throughout high school, I developed my sense of responsi!ility and independence early. As a volunteer through my church youth group, I gained an understanding of people and cultures outside of my home experience. Body Section #% &oals Start with a topic sentence that states one short ter& an! one long ter& goal. %se one or two paragraphs to narrate the process you inten! to follow to achie#e those goals. 4ithout /E55)(5, in!icate how the scholarship woul! help you to attain these goals. Topic Sentence Examples: #oth my employment and my educational experiences have helped determine my goals to complete my !achelor$s degree in education and to !ecome a teacher in an inner city school. As a result of the a!ove life experiences, I plan complete my degree in psychology and then move into a graduate program in social work, eventually !ecoming a social worker who can help kids like me make something of their lives. 'onclusion 0e#iew &a6or point &a!e in the o!y sections, restate the significant !etails that &a$e you a goo! scholarship can!i!ate. Close with than$s to scholarship co&&ittee. This essay is (orth 1)) points

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