How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay, Part IV - How to Overcome Obstacles





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How do I write a winning scholarship essay? What is an obstacle? How do I write about an obstacle? How to write a scholarship essay that wins scholarships continues with describing your most challenging obstacle.

• Join a FREE Path to Scholarships® college and scholarship e-Course on the www.edudaris.com by clicking on the left navigation bar COURSES.

• Select the Scholarship Essay Builder with Pre-writes or Scholarship Essay Pre-writes and Forms assignment.

• Use the scholarship essay writing forms to plan, organize, and complete your winning scholarship essay

It is not just a sad sob story—"Feel sorry for me!" It is an essay that shows victory. You are not the victim, but the victor! "Because of the circumstances, events, disappointments, obstacles or experiences in my life I have built character, I am better, stronger, and more determined in the direction, purpose, and plan for my life."

Describe a specific example or story of how certain events have changed you into the person you are today. Not everyone has a tragedy to share in an essay. Great winning scholarship essays can be written about experiences in community service, a mission trip, a vacation, living in another country, or experiences with a person who was an inspiration.

The following elements need to be covered:

• What character qualities have you learned, are you presently learning, and/or do you need to learn from your obstacle?

• Choose three character qualities from the Forty-Nine Qualities for Success.

• How has this obstacle made you a stronger, better person and more determined in the direction, purpose, and plan for your life?

• How will this obstacle help you to become the successful person you want to become in the future?

Edudaris.com has a FREE college and scholarship e-Course, Path to Scholarships® which is a college and scholarship planning guide that empowers students with checklists, planning forms, and organizational tools that assist students to reach their dream of college and the money to pay for the dream. This is why Path to Scholarships® has been so successful nationally with ALL students since 2000. Scholarships are available to all students from elementary school to college and graduate school.

CONTINUE TO THE NEXT VIDEO: How to Write a Scholarship Essay, Part V: Community Service, Life Purpose, Conclusion

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