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Monday, August 6, 2012

Gladness, Hunger, and Writing Amazing Scholarship Essays

There is one part of the scholarship application more critical than anything else. You get this part clear, and scholarships will start raining out of the sky into your lap. What’s that part?

It’s you.

You have to know why you're passionate about your life so you have something to write about in your essays.

Theologian Frederick Buechner wrote this: “Vocation is where our greatest passion meets the world’s greatest need.” Or he once put it another way: “The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world's deep hunger meet.” Find your deep gladness, your greatest passion: that is the most significant service you can ever give the world—and knowing this is what will help you fund college through scholarships.