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Workshops

Scholarship Writing Workshop

 

How to Write a Personal Statement and other useful scholarship tips.

What Will I Cover?

•The Scholarship Process—Types & Overview
Scholarship Types
The Scholarship Process
Review Process
•What is a Personal Statement?
A Personal Statement is NOT
•Determining Purpose & Audience
PURPOSE and AUDIENCE
•3 Questions to Consider
WHO?
WHERE ARE YOU GOING?
WHAT ARE YOU INVOLVED IN?
•Key Elements of the Writing Style

1)   Open-ended, conventional statement
No formal prompt, looking for creative approach

2)   Specific question/prompt
Scholarship or organization will devise a question for you to answer.

•Have a Plan, Know your Resources
Organization Strategies
So what do I do?
Getting Started…Are You Ready?
Have a Plan
Personal Marketing

Online Resources

Inlikeme.com - College Admissions & Student Resource Hub

Online national databases

Scholarship Search Engine  -  Schoolsoup.com

Goodcall.com

Fafsa.gov - Free Application for Federal Student Aid

CSS/Profile - College Board Scholarship database

•Upcoming Due Dates
Know Your Deadlines
Best of luck!

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