Be Truthful, Honest and Specific: Temptation to write a CV, embellished with achievements that will instantly stand out is usually great. However, just to make your CV stand out you should never add information that you can’t back with facts or actions. Be honest and truthful while mentioning your skills; don’t write down those skills which you don’t process.
Also, refrain from blowing your own trumpet. Yes you want scholarship committee to consider you but over embellishing facts, going on and on about your minor irrelevant achievements and not presenting an objective view of your achievements will not help you win that scholarship.
What should the main points of your letter be?
First, state the purpose of your letter, the type of job you are applying for and how you heard about the company. Second, briefly say why you are interested in the position and in the company. Include what you can offer in the way of educational/work experience. Third, thank the employer for taking the time to look over your resume. Mention that you will be the one to get in touch with them to answer any questions about your resume and find out if the employer has any further questions. End by saying you hope to speak with them again in the near future.