Many conventional scholarships require that you meet a set of qualifications before you can apply. You may need to have a certain grade point average, participate in community activities or have other assets attractive for prospective college students. Most of these programs also require that you spend time writing essays on why you deserve the money, or essays on titles that they may provide. Writing essays takes energy, time and some talent at writing. If your strong point is not English, you may spend hours writing essays that will not win you a scholarship. This doesn’t mean you don’t deserve the award, but just that writing is not your strongest point.