Some Final Notes
Writing an essay is one of the most important parts of your scholarship application, and unless you have an interview with the awarding committee, this will be your only chance to persuade the committee to award you the scholarship. Your essay will give you the opportunity to share your thoughts and dreams, articulate your accomplishments, and describe the qualities that make you unique and deserving. Being passionate and genuine is crucial.
Since the essay is so vital, it is worthy of your best effort and time, and while no one but you should write your essay, this doesn't mean that you can't get help. Ask friends, family, and/or instructors to help you brainstorm your volunteer work, interests, and achievements. After you have written a solid draft of the essay, ask your English instructor, someone in the tutoring center, or a skillful friend to help you edit and critique your draft. Finally, when you have composed the best draft you can, ask the same people to proofread for grammar and spelling errors.
And remember, your essay should be typed. Grammar, punctuation, and spelling must be flawless, with no typos.