Recently, I saw an extremely old Jaguar. Some of you may wonder, “How did she know it was a Jaguar?” Well…
- It resembled the current model.
- It had a classic color, unique to Jaguars. (You won’t see a purple Jaguar, unless someone wants to make a bold statement).
- The Jaguar emblem was on the front and back of the car. (Pretty obvious, I know).
Car companies rarely, if at all, release a new car that looks significantly different from the original or latest model. Instead, they make gradual changes over time. I’m a nerd, so I’ve seen my fair share of documentaries on how cars are made. Designers are always working on concepts that won’t be released for another few years. However, a common thread appears in each documentary with their designing process: The frame of the car is essentially the same, but minor modifications are made to give the appearance of a new design.
When writing scholarship essays, the frame and essence of your story should stay the same. The only thing you should do is make minor modifications to fit the essay’s prompt. Your story will not change; the way you tell your story will change. Position yourself accordingly and success will follow.
Use your new secret weapon on these scholarships with deadlines in the next 10 days:
- Power Poetry “What Would You Change” Scholarship: Imagine you have the power to change one thing – no matter how big or small. This scholarship allows you to do it and state why. (Open to students 25 and younger).
Deadline: April 11th
- Signet Classics Student Scholarship Essay Competition: High school juniors and seniors, between the ages of 16-18! This scholarship focuses on a classic, “Beowulf”. All you have to do is submit an essay.
Deadline: April 14th
- The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes: This award celebrates inspiring, public spirited, highly diverse, young people. Twenty-five students ages 8-18 are selected, with the top ten winners receiving a $5,000 award to towards education.
Deadline: April 15th
- ChairScholars National Scholarship Program: This scholarship is available for high school students and college undergraduates with a serious physical challenge who may or may not use a wheelchair for mobility. If eligible, answer a few essay questions for the opportunity to earn up to $20,000 towards tuition.
Award: Up to $20,000
Deadline: April 15th
Upon mastering this skill, you’ll save yourself a ton of time. It has worked for me; I know it will work for you.
P.S.: There are a TON of scholarship deadlines approaching this week. I won’t list them all here but make sure you’re following Commit2Dallas @Commit2Dallas and Student’s Insiders Guide at @SIGuide. Happy Tuition Tuesday!