College Guidance

Common Scholarship Essay Questions

Typical Scholarship Essays (300-650 words)

Explain how this scholarship will help you achieve your educational and occupational goals. What influenced your career decisions?

What is the most challenging obstacle you have faced and how did you overcome it?

Which extra-curricular activity have you found to be the most meaningful to you and why?

Why is community service important?  What role do volunteers play in the community?

What is unique about your financial need?

In your opinion, what elements of a person's character define integrity?  Provide a personal experience in which you believe you have demonstrated integrity.

If you could have dinner with one figure form American history, who would you choose and why?  What issues would you discuss?