How do I answer “why do you deserve to win this scholarship?”?
Winning a scholarship is an incredibly competitive process and answering the question “Why do you deserve to win this scholarship?” can be intimidating. To be successful, it’s important to take the time to craft a thoughtful and well–written response that shows the selection committee why you are the best candidate for the award. Begin by taking some time to think about the award and why it is important to you. What are your long–term goals and how does receiving this scholarship help you reach them? Consider how your experience, qualifications, and achievements make you a great fit for the award. Research the organization offering the scholarship and make sure to include any relevant information in your response. Show that you understand the mission and goals of the organization and how you will contribute to their efforts. Next, explain how you will use the scholarship funds in your pursuit of academic or career success. Outline the specific plans you have and how the scholarship will help you achieve them. If you have already achieved success in your field, explain how receiving the scholarship will help you take your achievements to the next level. Finally, showcase your accomplishments and explain how they make you the best candidate for the award. Highlight any awards, honors, or achievements you have earned, such as academic honors or leadership roles. Mention any volunteer or extracurricular activities, as well as any other special skills or qualifications that make you unique. Be sure to proofread your response and make sure it’s free of any typos or errors. Additionally, make sure to keep your response concise and to the point. The selection committee is likely to receive hundreds of applications, so make sure your response is clear, direct, and highlights your best qualities.
For another perspective, we asked Judge Josh at Outlaw Student the same question — here’s what he said: https://www.outlawstudent.com/2014/12/why-do-i-deserve-scholarship/