Andersons Inc Scholarship Essays

One of the most time-consuming parts of any scholarship application is the essay question. Many (if not most) scholarships require at least one essay, so it is a good idea to put forth your best effort in your writing. Here are some ways to make a great first impression in your scholarship essays.

  1. Do your research. Believe it or not, you can prepare some aspects of your scholarship essays in advance. Many scholarship applications will request that you summarize your future plans, your personal achievements, or your background. Start by checking out this website for some common essay topics.
  1. Make templates. Now that you have some essay prompts in mind, write a short (300-500 word) essay on a couple common topics. Write about your goals during and after college, write about someone who inspires you, and write about some of your accomplishments. If you have some of this information down in advance, it will be a lot easier to pull an essay together for a scholarship application.
  1. Tailor your essay to the specific scholarship(s). Now that you have a few sample essays ready, you should be able to just print and submit, right? Sorry, no such luck. It’s extremely unlikely that your sample essays will perfectly match a given essay prompt on a scholarship application. So what was the point of the templates, you ask? Well, once you find some scholarships that you want to apply for, read the essay prompt carefully and consider what elements of your templates may fit this question. Unfortunately, your templates may not match at all and you may have to start from scratch, but often you will be able to find sections or ideas of your templates that can be incorporated into a specific scholarship essay. The good news is, you can keep all the scholarship essays that you write to increase your ‘template pool.’
  1. Tell a story clearly (and concisely). Scholarship essays can be as short as 200 words or as long as 1,000 words (or more!) depending on the scholarship application. It is important to follow the word or page limit set in the instructions. Keep in mind, your scholarship essay can be excellent and still not answer the question. Be sure to answer the question!! Your essays are a chance for the scholarship committee to get to know you, so be sure to paint a clear and interesting picture of yourself. How can you do this? Well…
  1. Get a second (and third, and maybe fourth) opinion. Before you submit your scholarship essay, pass a copy to a couple trusted individuals to read. Options for people to ask include your English teacher, your school counselor, a trusted friend or mentor, or even your parents (if you think they’d give you an unbiased opinion). Ask them if your essay is interesting, if it stays on topic, if it is clear and concise, and if they have any suggestions or corrections. This is also the time to make sure that your essay doesn’t have any spelling or grammatical errors. Be sure to read through your essay one more time before you submit it as well!

Scholarship essays may be time-consuming, but they don’t have to be difficult. If you set a clear game plan for yourself, you can submit an excellent essay every time.

Dear Friends,

As you, your children, or someone you know embark on the higher education journey, I am aware of the financial barriers that many of us as parents or students face. Having three children go through this process, I understand the value behind scholarship opportunities and the importance behind financial assistance.

I’ve asked my staff to assemble this list of financial resources and scholarship opportunities available to you. This list is not officially endorsed by the State Senate, however, was created to assist you in your goal of continuing your education.

We have made an effort to find a diverse set of scholarship opportunities that will be useful and relevant to you. It’s important to note that many of these opportunities have upcoming deadlines, so we recommend being mindful as these dates approach. Also, if there are any other resources you would like to see included in the list, please send them to Michael.Botello@sen.ca.gov and we would be happy to add them.

It’s an honor to serve you.

Joel Anderson
Senator

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Scholarship Resources

Understand the process to apply for scholarships by reading this page provided by Cuyamaca College.
http://www.cuyamaca.edu/services/finaid/scholarships/scholarship-process.aspx

Programs for Veterans & Dependents (CalVet Fee Waiver)
https://www.calvet.ca.gov/veteran-services-benefits/education

Scholarship Lists

Local Scholarships
https://www.sdfoundation.org/students/local-scholarships/

Search College Board for Scholarships
https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship-search

Nursing.org Scholarship Database
http://www.nursing.org/scholarships/database/

Scholarships for Nursing Students
https://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/degrees/nursing-programs/scholarships/

MastersInNursing.net Scholarships, Fellowships and Grants
http://ow.ly/vCsS302tZaG

Scholarships & Grants

Name: San Diego County Citizens’ Scholarship Foundation
Website: http://sdccsf.org/applicants/
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: March 2, 2018

Name: Middle Class Scholarship
Website: http://www.csac.ca.gov/mcs.asp
Amount: Up to $5,000
Deadline: March 2, 2018

Name: Martin Luther King Choir Grant
Website: http://mlkccsd.org/grants.html
Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 5, 2018

Name: Fontana Transport Inc. Scholarship
Website: https://www.fontanatransportincscholarsprogram.com/scholarship-requirements
Amount: $5,000
Deadline: March 14, 2018

Name: AFSA High School Essay Contest
Website: http://bit.ly/2CFJlNL
Amount: $2,500
Deadline: March 15, 2018

Name: WSCGA Foundation Scholarship
Website: http://www.wscgafoundation.com/scholarships.php
Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 15, 2018

Name: The Rybak Firm Scholarship
Website: https://getlegal.nyc/scholarship/
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: March 15, 2018

Name: (ISC)2 Foundation Women’s Cybersecurity Scholarship
Website: https://isc2foundationscholarships.communityforce.com/Login.aspx
Amount: $10,000
Deadline: March 15, 2018

Name: Heroes Legacy Scholarship
Website: http://militaryscholar.org/legacy/index.html
Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 16, 2018

Name: Jeffrey D. Sollender College Scholarship
Website: https://jcfsandiego.org/young-adults/jeffreydsollenderscholarship/
Amount: $3,000
Deadline: March 19, 2018

Name: ESA Youth Scholarship
Website: http://esaweb.org/Programs/Youth-Scholarship
Amount: Up to $7,500
Deadline: March 25, 2018

Name: CVS Pharmacy, INC: Business Scholarship
Website: http://bit.ly/2hMXKsQ
Amount: $5,000
Deadline: March 30, 2018

Name: Army Nurse Corps Association
Website: https://e-anca.org/scholarships
Amount: $3,000
Deadline: March 31, 2018

Name: The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance Scholarship
Website: http://www.mesothelioma.com/scholarship/
Amount: $4,000
Deadline: March 31, 2018

Name: Cognizant Accelerate Diversity Scholarship
Website: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RBYVD7Q
Amount: $5,000
Deadline: March 31, 2018

Name: The Superpower Scholarship
Website: https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/superpower-scholarship
Amount: $2,500
Deadline: March 31, 2018

Name: College Success Scholarship
Website: https://study.com/blog/college-success-scholarship-by-study-com.html
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: April 1, 2018

Name: Study.com Scholarship for Military Veterans
Website: https://study.com/pages/Scholarship_for_Military_Veterans.html
Amount: $5,000
Deadline: April 1, 2018

Name: Directed Energy Professional Society Scholarship
Website: http://www.deps.org/DEPSpages/scholarships.html
Amount: Varies
Deadline: April 1, 2018

Name: R.A. Rearwin Scholarship Fund
Website: http://sandiegoairandspace.org/education/scholarship/r.-a.-rearwin-scholarship-fund
Amount: $2,500 - $4,000
Deadline: April 1, 2018

Name: Brian Graves Memorial Scholarship
Website: http://bit.ly/2m3cvwu
Amount: Varies
Deadline: April 1, 2018

Name: Good Colleges Scholarship – Study Hard Challenge
Website: https://goodcolleges.online/study-hard-challenge/
Amount: $2,000
Deadline: April 1, 2018

Name: Deputy Sheriff’s Association of San Diego Line of Duty Scholarships
Website: http://www.dsasd.org/scholarships
Amount: $4,000
Deadline: April 2, 2018

Name: American Indian Education Fund (Undergraduate and Graduate)
Website: http://bit.ly/2m4txdX
Amount: $2,000
Deadline: April 4, 2018

Name: San Diego Farm Bureau
Website: http://www.sdfarmbureau.org/AgintheClassroom/Scholarships.php
Amount: Up to $5,000
Deadline: April 9, 2018

Name: American Legion Legacy Scholarship
Website: https://www.legion.org/scholarships/legacy
Amount: Varies
Deadline: April 9, 2018

Name: AFSA High School Senior Scholarship Contest
Website: http://www.afsascholarship.org/
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: April 12, 2018

Name: College JumpStart Scholarship
Website: http://www.jumpstart-scholarship.net/application-us
Amount: Up to $1,500
Deadline: April 15, 2018

Name: Ladies Auxiliary of the Fleet Reserve Association Scholarship
Website: http://www.la-fra.org/LA-FRA-Scholarship Application.pdf
Amount: Varies
Deadline: April 15, 2018

Name: Lapiz Family Scholarship
Website: http://asianpacificfund.org/what-we-do/scholarships/apply-for-scholarship/#lapiz
Amount: $2,000
Deadline: April 20, 2018

Name: Voya Unsung Heroes (Scholarship for Educators)
Website: https://www.scholarsapply.org/unsungheroes/
Amount: Up to $25,000
Deadline: April 30, 2018

Name: All About Education Scholarship
Website: https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/all-about-education-scholarship
Amount: $3,000
Deadline: April 30, 2018

Name: BioWorks IPM/Sustainable Practices Scholarship
Website: http://bit.ly/2CNAyKc
Amount: $4,000
Deadline: May 1, 2018

Name: HealthcareSystemCareersEDU.org’s Academic Scholarship
Website: https://www.healthcaresystemcareersedu.org/healthcare-education-scholarship/
Amount: $500
Deadline: May 1, 2018

Name: Hsiao Memorial Social Sciences Scholarship
Website: http://asianpacificfund.org/what-we-do/scholarships/apply-for-scholarship/#hsiao
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: May 14, 2018

Name: Nordson BUILDS Scholarship Program Scholarship
Website: http://www.nordson.com/en/our-company/community/nordson-builds-scholarship-program
Amount: Up to $10,000
Deadline: May 15, 2018

Name: Ayn Rand Essay Contest
Website: https://www.aynrand.org/students/essay-contests#atlasshrugged-1
Amount: Up to $10,000
Deadline: May 15, 2018

Name: AAA Paver Sealing Student Scholarship
Website: http://www.aaapaversealing.com/scholarship-program/
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: May 15, 2018

Name: B. Davis Scholarship
Website: http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: May 22, 2018

Name: Ampronix College Scholarship
Website: https://www.ampronix.com/ampronix-college-scholarship
Amount: Up to $1,000
Deadline: May 31, 2018

Name: 1st-Art-Gallery.com Annual Art and Design Scholarship
Website: https://www.1st-art-gallery.com/scholarship.html
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: May 31, 2018

Name: Dorothy and Robert DeBolt Scholarship
Website: http://www.lilliput.org/scholarship-applications
Amount: $3,000
Deadline: May 31, 2018

Name: Christian College Scholarship
Website: https://christianconnector.com/Christiancollegesform.cfm?adref=vhm-US
Amount: $2,500
Deadline: May 31, 2018

Name: Azazie Scholarship
Website: https://www.azazie.com/scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: May 31, 2018

Name: Athletic Sports Recruiting Scholarship
Website: http://www.athleticscholarships.net/scholarship-contest.htm
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: June 1, 2018

Name: Raoul Teilhet Continuing College Students Scholarship
Website: http://cft.org/member-services/scholarships/raoul-teilhet-scholarships.html
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: July 1, 2018

Name: The American Legion Baseball Scholarship
Website: http://bit.ly/2qq973s
Amount: $5,000
Deadline: July 15, 2018

Name: CHCC CAPS Young Professionals Scholarship
Website: http://bit.ly/2m3c6tX
Amount: $3,000
Deadline: June 15, 2018

Name: 2017 Typology Central Personality Type Scholarship
Website: http://www.typologycentral.com/forums/scholarship.php
Amount: Up to $2,000
Deadline: June 23, 2018

Name: BestValueSchools.org’s Scholarship
Website:  https://www.bestvalueschools.org/scholarship/
Amount: $500
Deadline: July 15, 2018

Name: Good Colleges Scholarship - Healthy America Award
Website: https://goodcolleges.online/healthy-america-award/
Amount: $2,000
Deadline: August 1, 2018

Name: Tutor the People Pre-Med Scholarship
Website: https://tutorthepeople.com/test-prep/mcat/#scholarships
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: August 1, 2018

Name: The COIT 2018 Clean GIF Scholarship
Website: http://www.coit.com/scholarship  
Amount: $2,000
Deadline: August 31, 2018

Name: Scholarship for the Promotion of Animal Welfare and Protect Wildlife 2018
Website: https://best1x.com/best1x-scholarship/
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: September 1, 2018

Name: KidGuard for Education Scholarship For Universities
Website:  https://www.kidguard.com/nonprofits/university-scholarship/
Amount: Up to $1,000
Deadline: October 31, 2018

Name: Good Colleges Scholarship - Study Abroad Award
Website: https://goodcolleges.online/study-abroad-award/
Amount: $2,000
Deadline: November 1, 2018

Name: Soroptimist Live Your Dream Education and Training Awards for Women Scholarship
Website: http://www.silamesa.org/our-projects/live-your-dream-award/
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: November 15, 2018

Name: The Power to Grow Scholarship
Website: https://bloomsybox.com/scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: November 16, 2018

Name: Our World-Underwater Society Rolex Scholarship
Website: http://bit.ly/2CsYtKP
Amount: $25,000
Deadline: December 1, 2018

Name: Thanks a Billion Scholarship
Website: https://www.cappex.com/scholarship/listings/thanks-a-billion-scholarship/-s-d-50067/
Amount: $5,000
Deadline: December 31, 2018

Name: UNIGO $10K Scholarship
Website: https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/unigo-10k-scholarship
Amount: $10,000
Deadline: December 31, 2018

Name: Groza Learning Center 2018 Scholarship
Website: http://grozagivesback.com/
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: December 31, 2018

Name: Missing in History
Website: https://www.dosomething.org/us/campaigns/missing-history
Amount: $5,000
Deadline: December 31, 2018

Scholarships with Multiple/Various/Unspecified Deadlines

Name: Varsity Tutors Scholarship
Website: https://www.varsitytutors.com/college-scholarship
Amount: $200
Deadline: Varies

Name: CLA Scholarship for Minority Students In Memory of Edna Yelland
Website: http://www.cla-net.org/?page=110
Amount: $2,500
Deadline: Unspecified

Name: Ashbrook Scholar Program
Website: http://bit.ly/2qvQwTK
Amount: Varies
Deadline: Varies

Name: Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation
Website: http://www.cksf.org/index.cfm?Page=Scholarships
Amount: $250 - $2,500
Deadline: Unspecified

Name: Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund
Website: https://www.fascholarship.com/apply/
Amount: Varies
Deadline: Unspecified

Name: Life Lessons Scholarship Program
Website: http://www.lifehappens.org/life-lessons-scholarship-program/
Amount: Up to $15,000
Deadline: Unspecified

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