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Scholarship Essays: Start Here

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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Recommended Electronic Resources

Ferguson's Career Guidance Center - one of the top career resources available through your library. Be prepared to login with your UH username and password to access the following links:

  1. How to Write an Effective Scholarship Essay 
  2. Financial Aid - Advice & Planning - a general introduction to financial aid, financial planning for college, and scholarships ins and outs

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

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On-Campus Resources

Learn more about Financial Aid options at UH Maui College


Financial Aid Office

Did you know we have walk-in hours at our UHMC Financial Aid Office?

Walk-In Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am - 4:30pm

Location: Ho'okipa Building


Call: 808-984-3277

Fax: 808-984-3562


UHMC Educational Opportunity Center (EOC)

Did you know we have people on campus to help you with applying for scholarships?


Call: 808.984.3286


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