Invasion of the Head-Scratchers: Survivors' Guide to Scholarship Essays by Unique Ink PublishingInvasion of the Head-Scratchers: Survivors' Guide to Scholarship Essays by Unique Ink Publishing

Invasion of the Head-Scratchers: Survivors' Guide to Scholarship Essays

byUnique Ink Publishing

Paperback | November 7, 2015

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Writing scholarship essays for college can be daunting.  Invasion of the Head-Scratchers helps take the stress out of the process by providing real world examples of successful essays that have landed scholarships for recent high school graduates. Accompanying each essay are reviews by fellow students that break down what makes the essay work and how those concepts can be incorporated into their own essays. The book is well illustrated, using graphic novel-style panels for context and cartoon-style thought balloons with student advice and hands-on tips. A directory of selected national and local scholarships is also included.


Published by Unique Ink, a program of the Writing and Publishing Center of Roosevelt High School in Portland, Oregon, Invasion of the Head-Scratchers is written by students for students. The tone of the book is friendly and encouraging. It approaches the prospect of writing scholarship essays in a friendly, encouraging tone that says, “You can do it!”

Unique Ink Publishing is a student-led publishing center that enables students to write, edit, design, publish and market student and community literary and visual art. Our diverse writers use writing to express who they are. The publishing center enables youth and adult writers to powerfully raise their voices. Unique Ink is a progra...
Title:Invasion of the Head-Scratchers: Survivors' Guide to Scholarship EssaysFormat:PaperbackDimensions:72 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.15 inPublished:November 7, 2015Publisher:Unique Ink- Roosevelt High SchoolLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:193995701X

ISBN - 13:9781939957016


Table of Contents

1. This Book is a Resource2. Letter to the Reader3. High School Timeline4. Scholarship Qualifications5. Tackling the Scholarship6. No Scholarship? Get a Grant7. What About Student Loans?8. Successful Scholarship Essays9. Words of Wisdom10. Personal Statements11. Student Examples12. Scholarship Information13. State and Local Scholarships14. National Scholarships15. College-Specific Scholarships16. Other Scholarship Opportunities17. Letters of Recommendation18. Tips for Getting Good Letters 19. Sample Letters of Recommendation20. So, That's It?21. Glossary22. Thanks23. About Roosevelt High School's Writing and Publishing Center

Editorial Reviews

"As a truly youth-generated project, it has more appeal to students. It is a fun, graphic novel-style book that should be in the hands of all students and districts!" - Angela Nusom, Director of Portland Public School's GEAR UP Mobilizing for College"This book is an indispensable roadmap for writing a successful scholarship essay. It is also a trusting guide for how to be successful in high school and how to ensure success in college." - Filip Hristic, Principal, Roosevelt High School"This book literally has everything you need to know about scholarships. Going into my senior year, looking at this book has provided me with scholarships that are available for me and how to write a strong scholarship essay." - Gameti Kalil, Roosevelt High School Class of 2016"This graphic novel/guide will be extremely helpful for upcoming graduates. Consisting of winning examples, analysis, a year-by-year plan, and much more, this guide contains all the information a student could need on scholarships and scholarship writing." - Erin Dunnington, Roosevelt High School Class of 2017"Students will enjoy the graphic style and find the dynamic text a great format for learning how to navigate the college scholarship waters. This guide is also a terrific resource for teachers and school counselors." - Amy Ambrosio, Teacher, Roosevelt High School"Invasion of the Head-Scratchers can be helpful for students who are looking to write scholarship essays because it shows the importance of trying in school no matter how old you are and it gives details about certain scholarships students are considering. The illustrations in this book also helped me the understand the importance of school and made it more fun to read." - Jacob Lopez, Roosevelt High School Class of 2017