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Tips for getting one of the big scholarships?

Clarendon, Ertegun, a full scholarship from a college that offers them (Merton, Lincoln, etc)...

Obviously everyone wants these, and they are tremendously competitive. Besides the obvious (excellent transcripts, references, personal statement, written work, academic awards), are there any ways to increase one's chances?

ETA: I'm sure someone will say "focus on just getting accepted first!", so I'll clarify that--while of course I can't be sure I'll be accepted--I've already gotten some major merit scholarships from other top schools (accepted a full-tuition merit scholarship from Stanford and was offered merit scholarships at University of Pennsylvania and a diversity scholarship at Harvard) and graduated with a 4.0 from Stanford, so I'm somewhat confident that I will be accepted.
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