How to Win a Free Scholarship Essay Contest

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To win a free scholarship essay contest, choose a scholarship related to past experience, write a well-written essay, double check grammar and punctuation, and personalize the essay. Make a scholarship essay stand out from the crowd with help from a financial aid officer in this free video on scholarships and financial aid.

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Hi, my name is Brooke Kramer and I am a Financial Aid Officer with Argosy University in Salt Lake City and today we're going to talk about how to win a free scholarship essay contest. And it varies; it, depending upon what type of scholarship and what type of judges is always going to determine how you're going to win. The best way to up your chances is to first make sure you choose a scholarship that is related to your past experiences. Second is to write a very well-written and tight essay. Include good grammar and make sure you double check it for punctuations. Also personalize it to yourself. You want to make sure you separate yourself off from the other students applying for it. Most judges are going to be reading essays very much like you are; so you're going to want to personalize it and make it stand out different from another student scholarship. You might also want to research different types of scholarships available to you. If you have additional questions regarding program, you can visit our website at


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