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Scholarship & College Admission Essays: Topic Guide

How to Use This Guide

This guide contains tips for writing college admission and scholarship essays. There are overarching writing strategies that work well for both types of essays. These resources contain information for first-time applicants, college students, and transfer students.

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Direct link to Writing College Admissions and Scholarships Essays from one of the top career resources available through your library. 

Great blog post from Maryville University: How to Write a Scholarship Essay -Open Source

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