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Scholarship Essay DOs and DON’Ts

DOs and DON’Ts as generated in class 6 May 2010.


Proofread—spell check, read aloud to yourself, allow someone else to read it.

Answer all the questions—be explicit: straightforward, no fluff, get to the point

Mention any courses or instructors that have been inspirational or relevant to your experience.

Be believable (or lie good)

Be interesting: those points that make your situation unique





Not proofread

Be too general


Be redundant

Sound too needy

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