Typical Topics for Essays

Read this tip to make your life smarter, better, faster and wiser. LifeTips is the place to go when you need to know about Applying for Scholarships and other Scholarship topics.

What types of topics do scholarship essay use?

Typical Topics for Essays

There are as many different topics for essays as there are stars in the sky. Scared? Don't be. While applications can ask for an essay about anything, there are some old stand bys that tend to be used more than others. Here are a few popular ones:

• Statement of Intent essays ask applicants why they want to attend X University or major in Y.

• Role Model essays ask about a person who influenced the choice to study X or helped to mold the applicant.

• Personal Growth is an introspective essay that asks the applicant to discuss an event that helped to shape him/her.

Always read the essays requirements carefully and be sure to follow the instructions to a T.



Nobody has commented on this tip yet. Be the first.


URL: (optional)


Not finding the advice and tips you need on this Scholarship Tip Site? Request a Tip Now!

Guru Spotlight
Patricia Walters-Fischer