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Monday, December 10, 2012

In which you get to brag (kind of)

Scholarship essays should impress the scholarship providers. So you know all those times you bit your lip and didn’t tell the world all the awesome things you’ve done? Here’s your chance to spill it all, and it’s not bragging—it’s just not hiding anything.

Bragging is what sounds prideful, pompous, and like you've got it all together. That doesn't impress the scholarship providers at all -- never have that “I’m-so-amazing-you-can’t-believe-it” feel. Scholarship providers won’t want to fund that sort of person.)

This actually isn't bad advice for a scholarship essay! (But I wouldn't necessarily call it bragging, then.) (Image courtesy of

So don’t be shy! You can't be if you're funding college through scholarships.