There are many college scholarship guides that direct students toward available awards, but they overlook two factors crucial to obtaining those awards: crafting a great essay and acing the interview. This book includes 30 winning essays and detailed analyses of what made them effective, as well as 12 essays that bombed. Also provided are sample interview questions and answers, strategies for successful interviews, and tips for overcoming nervousness. The judges' and applicants' round tables offer inside information about the qualities that award organizations are seeking in candidates. Tips on how to use reference materials, the Internet, personal connections, and community resources round out this comprehensive guide.Tanabe, Gen is the author of 'Money Winning Scholarship Essays and Interviews' with ISBN 9780965755610 and ISBN 0965755614.