how do you guys handle scholarships?

<p>After searching through some sites, i have noticed many scholarships. They all require essays.</p>

<p>How do you guys deal with this? Do you only select the ones you're most interested in? Just looking at the different essay topics make my head hurt.</p>

<p>Actually, I apply to most of the scholarships, regardless of the deluge in essay topics. See, what I do is I keep general scholarships essays at hand. Then, I fine tune these essays to become suitable with a particular scholarship question. Besides, most scholarships usually the same question. (tell me about yourself, why do you deserve this scholarship, who's inspired you the most, etc.) You could also use some of your college application essays for the scholarships. That's what I'm gonna do. So just write about 7 general scholarship essays, and use them over and over again, making sure that you streamline them so that they are appropiate within that particular context. </p>

<p>Also, go to your registar and ask him/her for sealed copies of your transcripts, then keep extra copies of recs, and stockage of stamps in nice neat little folders. you'll see how it will pay.</p>

<p>hope this was helpful</p>