It’s time to think about scholarships.
The University of Michigan Club of Greater Detroit is offering multiple scholarships for Fall 2011. Applications are due January 14. Think of the 250-word essay just as you would an application essay. The essay may be relatively short, but Wow’s 10-step method still applies!
Step 1: Find Your Voice (The essay should sound like it was written by YOU, and only you.)
Step 2: Brainstorm Ideas (Consider various topics before you start writing.)
Step 3: Focus on Theme (What happened? Why does it matter?)
Step 4: Free Write for Details (Let your mind wander. Collect details.)
Step 5: Write Draft 1 (It’s finally time to put your ideas into essay form.)
Step 6: Review Your Prompt and Theme (Are you still on track?)
Step 7: Revise (Look at your essay with fresh eyes. This is not an edit; it’s a revision.)
Step 8: Take It from the Top (Be sure your essay has a great opening and conclusion.)
Step 9: Add the Wow Factor (Crank it up a notch. Make your essay shine.)
Step 10: Edit and Proofread (No typos! Perfect spelling! Get it right.)