Dare to win!
EXPRESS YOUR QUALITIES "I've had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing several major scholarship recipients from all types of backgrounds," says author Kristina Ellis. "While most of them seemed to have nothing in common at first glance, as I spoke with them, I discovered what tied them all together: each one possessed certain 'scholar qualities' that positively inﬂuenced how they approached life, their passions, and their futures." These qualities—character, leadership, teamwork, volunteerism, work ethic, purpose, and initiative—are what almost every scholarship program seeks in its winners. In fact, they are keys to success in any endeavor! For students in particular, be sure to keep these scholar qualities in mind as you’re ﬁlling out your application—and ﬁnd ways to express them if they are true of you. Otherwise, scholarship judges may not realize that you are exactly what they are looking for.