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Like many thousands of other seniors, I'm starting the scholarship search. By doing a little research, I've found out that I don't qualify for as many local scholarships as I had hoped (my family isn't impoverished, my parents went to college). So, I have turned to fastweb to search for other sources of scholarship. Before I start tearing through the apps recklessly, I want to get some imput from knowledgeable CCers.
I was thinking that I'd have a better chance to win essay based scholarships because those aren't as dependent on stats as other ones. Now I'm still an above average student (valedictorian even at my small school) and I volunteer occasionally, but there are hundreds of people that have better resumes better than me. Maybe I'm approaching it wrong. I'd rather write 10 good essays than do 50 normal apps that I have little to no chance of winning. What do you think?