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Enhancing Written Presentation Skills for Scholarship Application
Your application form acts an important role in your whole application. Be sure to make good use of it to: impress the Selection Panel convince the Panel that you really DESERVE the Scholarship earn the chance to present yourself at the Selection Interview, if any Important Points to Note Your application form reflects who you are?
Be sure to read through the Application Guidelines and Selection Criteria List out the most relevant and major achievements/activities/services only Be CONCISE and SPECIFIC Be ACCURATE in grammar and spelling TYPEWRITE unless otherwise specified ASK if you have any query Beware of the DEADLINE and WHERE to submit your application General Tips on filling out application forms
PRIORITIZE and QUANTIFY major achievements/activities/services Presentation of Achievements/ Extra-curricular activities/ Community services Present your achievements/activities/services in descending chronological order, if not specified Use ACTION VERB to summarize what you have achieved Include activities in the recent 3 years ONLY, unless otherwise specified Include any SKILLS that you have developed Tip 1 Tip 2 Tip 3 Tip 4 Tip 5
Format & Examples Sample Format #1: YearExtra-curricular Activities/ Community Services YYYY – YYYY, @ Example #1: Year Extra-curricular Activities/ Community Services@ 2013 - 2014Chairman, XXXX Association Leaded a committee of 10 members to organize functions for 300 students Organized an exhibition on “xxxx” to promote xxxx among the public @ Use ACTION verb to summarize what you have done e.g. achieved, organized, publicized, promoted, coordinated, contributed etc
Format & Examples Sample Format #2: YearAchievements YYYY – YYYY,, @ Example #2: YearAchievements@ 2013 – 2014Grand Prize, International XXXX Competition, Society of xxxx A total of 100 student teams from 38 universities around the world participated in the annual design competition held in London 6 teams were selected to proceed to the Final, other finalists included 3 teams from UCLA, 1 team from UBC and 1 team from Tsinghua University @ Use ACTION verb to summarize what you have done e.g. achieved, organized, publicized, promoted, coordinated, contributed etc
Read the topic carefully, if any Techniques on Essay Writing Present your views by using the 5 Ws and 1 H (i.e. What, Why, Where, When, Who and How) THINK and PLAN before your start writing Use the General Structure of Essay (i.e. Introduction, Body Paragraph(s), Conclusion) Provide evidence to JUSTIFY/SUPPORT your views Write within the WORD LIMIT Tip 1 Tip 2 Tip 3 Tip 4 Tip 5 Item 6
Visit SAO HomepageSAO Homepage There are scholarships open for application by students or open for nomination by academic departments from time to time. Please click the schedule of inviting application/nomination for details.the schedule Check your PolyU email account regularly Read SAO notices via Student Portal WHERE to get scholarship information ?
Scholarship (Academic Achievements) Scholarship (Non-academic Achievements) Scholarship for Overseas Exchange Scholarship for Hall Residents Nomination (by academic departments) vs Application (by student direct) Types of Scholarships Available
All-Round Development Is Even More Important, while Good Academic Performance is Advantageous!