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Why do scholarships want these strange essays all the time?

  1. Jan 16, 2013 #1
    Why do scholarships want these strange essays all the time? Is it just a deterrent to see who really wants the money? Are these things worth writing in mass? Because I can see applying for 10 scholarships with 10 essays as being very time consuming.
     
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  3. Jan 16, 2013 #2
    Re: Scholarships

    Do you expect them to just hand out money? It's not much to ask for to get some money.
     
  4. Jan 16, 2013 #3
    Re: Scholarships

    Maybe the scholarships want to give out money based on your experience with the people giving out the money; for instance, if the scholarship is not academically driven. Then how do you know who deserves the money? Essays are easier than an interview.
     
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