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09/04/2019

For scholarship essays do I have to write a story just like college application essays?

QUESTION
For scholarship essays do I have to write a story just like college application essays?
Like u know how many college essays are better when you make reference to a specific event in ur life? Well should I do the same with scholarship essay? The scholarship essay question is to talk about my future major career, how family influenced me, and what I can contribute to community. (500 words)…. Should I just explain? Or write story

ANSWER
YOu write what they ask you to write about.

You’re trying to sell yourself but also show them that you are educated. Since they are asking about plans for the future, family influences and what you can contribute to community, then talk about it!! It seems very straightforward. I’m not sure what you are questioning.

What do you mean “write a story”? College and scholarship essays aren’t fictional. They didn’t ask for fiction. They asked you specific things. Answer each topic they are asking you. Don’t make up the answer or lie about it. Be truthful. How has your family influenced you? What do you plan to do with your college degree? How do you plan to contribute to society?