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Written by: Arjun Collier – http://www.FinancialAidGuideforSingleMoms.Com/
The Scholarship Application And Making It Yours!
Every scholarship application is perfectly unique, which is great for the people
who have to read through thousands of them every year in order to decide to award
it to! However, although they are unique and no doubt very personal, it must be
mundane to read persona statement after personal statement if nothing catches
your attention. Some will be well written, others will not, but that makes no
difference if it cannot attract another individual's attention!
A personal statement is actually your selling tool. It is all you have because the
representatives or assessor who can discard an application at the drop of a hat will
never meet you. You will not get a second chance to make a first impression so
you have to make the most of what you have and the personal statement is it!
Before you even start looking into the scholarships you will apply for, you should
begin to plan out your personal statement. It is the one thing that will speak about
you so you have to make the most of it and more effort should going into
composing a good one than anything else you will do relating to scholarships.
There are various ways to catch an assessor's attention, but making the page really
talk to them is the main way. Anything too fancy, like a different font will have
them reaching for the scrap pile, but a great statement will prevent them from
discarding your application. The first thing you should remember then is ensuring
that your words are perfectly clear and flow well together. In other words, your
personal statement must make perfect sense. If it does not make sense and instead
is just a bunch of random words thrown together in the hope that it will work, I
guarantee that it will not! It needs to flow in order to say something. It is the flow
that makes it work, that makes it speak and that can give the assessor a good idea
of who you actually are. If your