I'm having trouble starting my essay, help!

It can be challenging beginning your first essay draft. However, here are some tools that will help you get started!

1. Look at past scholarship winners and their essays! Check to see if this information is available on the scholarship's website. Looking at previous winners will help you understand what type of writing style or formatting the committee is looking for.

2. Show your impact! Even if the scholarship question is not related to your community service or leadership abilities you always want to try and make that connection. Pick your top 2-3 leadership and volunteer roles and start by writing about them!

3. Go to our template builder in the app and start using the pre-made templates to help you with your essays!

4. Submit a GrantMe Brainstorm Doc to get feedback from our editors on how to get started.