When you 're ready to start applying, it's important to get organized. One of the most important steps is to read the directions, qualifications, and make sure that you complete every question. Scholarships, often require essays outlining the reasons applicants deserve this scholarship. This is your opportunity to let your unique talents shine and your difficulties through in a clear, well-written essay. An essay on why you deserve a scholarship should focus not only on the achievements you've had but also on your biggest struggles, and your goals for the future. Make sure to provide every detail of the outcome if you're denied the scholarship. The scholarship process will require judges to review the essays and narrow down a long list of applicants. Start working on those essays early, and ask teachers or your peers for feedback.