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Recycling College Scholarship Essays is just plain SMART!
You wrote a few great college scholarship essays and now you have to start ALL over to write the next one, right???
Reduce, reuse, and recycle!
These are the words of this ever-increasing “green” world in which we all wish to help create.
Recycling is the right thing to do and the smart way to live.
Students wishing to win as much money for school as possible in the least amount of time can take the recycling route and use their college scholarship essays for several applications.
OK, maybe recycle isn’t quite the right word when it comes to scholarship essays. Let’s go with repurpose.
Students can write a few quality essays on the three most popular scholarship essay prompts which are:
Why do you think you deserve the scholarship money?
Explain your community service project in detail or share how you have helped your community.
What are your future career plans?
Students can then save these essays and adjust the word count for lots of different scholarship applications.
Each scholarship essay should be tailored to the organization offering the scholarship, including the specific name of each provider.
Tweaking the essays to reflect the values and beliefs of the company or organization will give students a better chance of winning as I share in detail in this post.
Using the same essay, with a few changes, for several applications will save students tons of time, which in turn allows them to apply for more scholarships.
The more scholarships a student applies for, the better their chances of winning.
Parents can play a big part in this process by helping their students find scholarships that they qualify to apply for and passing this information on to their students.
Learn how parents can partner with their students in the college scholarship process here.
Paying for college is a huge challenge. Repurpose those essays and win more money for college!
I’d love to teach you how I helped my son win over $100,000 in college scholarships and graduate 100% debt-free!
Find a TON of scholarships in this book, but make sure you or your students are applying SMART!
Monica Matthews is the author of How to Win College Scholarships. She helped her own son win over $100,000 in college scholarships and now shares her expertise with other parents and their students. She truly has “been there, done that” in regards to helping parents and students navigate the scholarship process.
Her method of helping students in finding college scholarships, writing unique and compelling scholarship essays, creating amazing scholarship application packets and more, have taught desperate parents to help their own students win thousands of scholarship dollars.
Monica’s scholarship tips have been featured on many prominent websites and she has been dubbed the “Go-To” expert on college scholarships.