Sample Scholarship Essay Sources: 5 More

Look at the sample scholarship essay sources below for several great ideas for your scholarship applications. You’ll find inventive winning essays and great advice. Use them wisely, and you can end up with tuition money for college.

And you can add a link of your own at the bottom of the page.

A Little Advice

• Always give yourself plenty of time when you start writing your scholarship essay and for the application in general.

• Always write an original essay in your own words. Just use these sample scholarship essays for reference.

• Always go back to your essay and edit, improve and check it for errors. You never know when a spelling error might sneak in, or you’ll find a grammar error just as you send it out.

• In addition, have someone else read over your essay. Ideally, have a professional do it, like a teacher.

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5 More Sources for a Sample Scholarship Essay

1. The Cuyamaca College Site Creative Writing Essay
This is one funny scholarship essay. It is on the lower half of the page, below the advice section and a sample essay outline.

I don’t know what the author won, but it wasn’t enough. I laughed all the way through it, and wanted more at the end.

Also, notice that this author needed to write a creative essay – not a truthful one. Look it over and enjoy it. See if you can pull your readers through the essay as effortlessly as this author does. But if you need to write a truthful essay, be sure not to exaggerate like this sample scholarship essay.

2. Career Field Focused Samples
Here you'll find 3 samples aiming directly for scholarships in one career field, aviation.

3. Marshall Scholarship Program Sample
The Marshall scholarship program is a highly prestigious award with some strong competition and great awards.

You can learn a lot from an essay that won against thousands of applications.

4. San Francisco Community College
These 4 essays come with some serious guidance as well. The site provides do's and don'ts, which really help.

By the way, these are more focused on personal statements, a very common type of scholarship essay.

5. PHD Scholarship Application
Sadly, I don't know what or even if this essay won a scholarship, but it is a great essay. It pulls you right through the problems of her youth to how she contributes today, and what she hopes to accomplish by winning the award.

You can also learn from how she presents herself as a transitional character when compared to her heritage.

Bottom Line

The bottom line is that you can find hundreds of sample scholarship essay sites if you need them. Use these and the ones on my (link) page as a way to get familiar with writing this type of essay. Then, start writing your own.

Give yourself some time to write a revision or two. Improve it if you can. Then, give it to someone you trust to review. Have three or four people read it over if possible. Ask what they liked, how the essay makes you look, and what they didn’t get out of it.

These steps can really improve your chances of writing a better essay and of getting a scholarship.

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