ABOUT SCHOLARSHIP ESSAYS
Many scholarship applications ask candidates to write essays.
These essays allow scholarship award committees the chance to learn more
about a candidate's strengths, perspective, and motivation.
The good news is that many of these essays arise from a few basic prompts.
By crafting a well-written essay for each of these prompts, you can then quickly tweak an essay
to meet the specific requirements of any given scholarship essay prompt.
Do pay close attention to word count for each scholarship application.
Never turn in a hand-written essay.
And put your best foot forward: ensure that your essay is mistake-free!
SOME COMMON SCHOLARSHIP ESSAY PROMPTS:
- What traits do you have that will enhance your education and future employment?
- Why do you need this scholarship?
- Why does education matter to your community?
- Describe something you have done in the past year that has made a difference in your community.
- How will your study of __________ impact your future goals?
- What would you like to do to change the world for the better?
- Do you consider yourself to be a leader? Why or why not?
Essay prompts taken from the LDS Jobs.org website.
- Write about someone who has influenced your life. How has this person influenced you?
- What is a challenge you've faced in your life, and what did you learn from it?