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Scholarships and Resources for First-Generation College Students   Tags: college, first-generation, maryland, scholarships  

A collection of scholarships as well as academic counseling and other support groups dedicated to assisting first-generation college students in Maryland get into and excel in post-secondary education, including community colleges and four year colleges.
Last Updated: Jul 15, 2016 URL: http://libguides.ischoool.umd.edu/first-generation-scholarships Print Guide RSS Updates

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Good Writing Tips

Below are several links to good writing tips that will help you compose an essay that does more than just answer the essay question, it will be good enough to get you the scholarship!

  • How to write a winning scholarship essay
    Ten very good tips for writing an essay someone will actually want to read. Make sure you hit the green arrow at the bottom of the page to continue on to see all 10 tips.
  • Winning Scholarship Essay Tips
    This is an interesting review of what NOT to do when writing your scholarship essays.
  • Top Universities: How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay
    This has two very good sections on how to talk about your leadership experiences, as well as your community service experience.
  • Student’s Guide to Writing Scholarship Essay
    Six good tips for writing a compelling scholarship essay
  • I'm First! | Blog
    I'm First is a Bethesda-based organization that works to help first-generation students get into and excel in college. Their blog has a lot of first-hand advice from first-generation students currently going through the same struggles you are. You'll find a lot of writing advice on the blog as well as perspectives on many other parts of the application process and college life.
 
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