When you apply for a scholarship, you should check to see how many awards are distributed by the award committee. The more scholarships awarded, the greater your chances of winning. Some scholarships only choose one winner, while others will pick out hundreds each year.
You can filter scholarships by the number of awards given, which can help you feel like you actually have a shot of winning one. However, you should still apply to awards that only pick one student per year. If you’re an excellent candidate, you have just as much of a shot as anyone.