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You may be tempted to send your academic resume and qualifications and essays out to every scholarship program out there. The shot gun method (shoot everything and hope something falls) may create some results for you, but you really should only apply for the scholarships for which you are truly eligible.
If you do become more selective, not only do you have a better chance of getting the scholarship, but you can really focus your energy on creating top quality essays and scholarship applications for the scholarship program you want.