Writing for Scholarships: Lessons from a High School Senior

Meet Mecca T., a senior at Ben Franklin High School and participant in Mr. Chris McNeal's GEAR UP program.

Like many high school seniors, Mecca has been working diligently all year to secure her spot in college, submitting college apps, FAFSA, PHEAA, and too many scholarships applications to count.

Hear her reflections on the process of applying to scholarships in today's video, an interview with Mr. McNeal below or by clicking this link. Mecca sheds light on her motivation to apply to scholarships and the roadblocks she experienced in composing all those scholarship essays.

If grammar is standing in the way between you and the perfect scholarship essay, check out these humorous grammar cartoons available on The Oatmeal's webpage!

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