Scholarship Essays (Examples)

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A scholarship essay is an essay written to a scholarship-granting agency, supporting why you should receive one of their scholarships.  However, scholarship essays are rarely straightforward explanations of why you are a deserving recipient, but, instead, usually allow you to choose from one of several prompts and write a compelling essay that addresses the prompt while demonstrating your worthiness for the scholarship.  These essay prompts are often similar to the college admission essay prompts employed by various colleges and universities.  You can find a good example of those topics on The Common Application’s admission essay page. 

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College Education I Believe Is

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Within the field of psychology, I hope to qualify as a marriage counselor - a decision I made after I experienced the pain of my parents' divorce and subsequent break up of my family. For it was at this time that I realized the important role that family plays in an individual's sense of psychological well-being.

As a first step to achieving my career ambition and dream, I plan to attend the University of Findlay, from where I hope to obtain a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, followed by a Master's Degree. However, I find that the assistance of a scholarship would go a long way in helping me achieve my educational and career goals. I am, therefore, applying for a scholarship with the sincere hope that my request will be given due consideration.… [Read More]

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Precise Reason of Focusing the Concern on

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precise reason of focusing the concern on Research and Scholarship is based on the fact that by understanding the importance of research and development the prevailing health care issues will be satisfied by the logical input provided by the nursing staff. The current laws pertaining to the privacy of medical records of the state are bitty and vague. The effectiveness of these laws can be observed at state level but yet the data is revealed for a few reasons, mainly to formulate new medication for the cure of infections and diseases. On the federal level database protection of the medical records follows the privacy act of 1974 that provides a restricted protection of these records. Altogether it does not safeguard the privacy of people affected by disease like HIV / AIDS. The U.S. Supreme Court in 1997 upheld the constitutionality to safeguard the privacy of the people for the invasion of private agencies. Irrespective of constitutionally imposes obligations of maintaining the privacy all the states of USA are not following the prescribed laws but a clear patchwork is observed in the implementation of these laws (Confidentiality of Medical Records).


The American Health Information Management System (AHIMS) is working effectively…… [Read More]


Clayton, P.D. (1996). Privacy, Confidentiality, and Electronic Medical Records. The Practice of Informatics, 20.

Confidentiality of Medical Records. A Situation Analysis and AHIMA's Position

Melton, L.J. (2000). The Threat to Medical-Records . The New Englang Journal of Medicine, 90-97.
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Information Literacy and Its Influence on Business and Future Leaders

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Literacy & Its Influence on Business and Future Leaders

The objective of this study is to explain how information literacy influences scholarship, practice, and leadership in a specific profession or discipline. For the purpose of this study, the legal profession will be chosen.

Badke (2009) writes in the work entitled 'How We Failed the Net Generation' that the World Wide Web came upon most of us who encountered it in the early 90's as a novelty. WE all guessed it would be promising, but few of us had any idea what it would become in less than 3 decades." (p.47) Many of today's students are noted in the work of Badke to have "grown up with the web, so for them it is not a novelty. It's mainstream. It's embedded in their lives." (p.47) For those in the legal profession, the World Wide Web had made a huge difference in the way that they perform their work.

The Legal Profession

Historically and traditionally, those who are employed in the legal profession and who are required to perform legal research on case law prior to entering into the courtroom situations of trial have had to go to physical law libraries to…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Badke, W. (2009) How We Failed the Net Generation. InfoITLand. July/August. 33(4), 47. Retrieved from:

Bravo, LC (n.d.) Information Literacy and Its Influence on the Scholarship, Practice, and Leadership Model in Business Education. Retrieved from: 

Marcus, RL (2008) The Impact of Computers on the Legal Profession: Evolution or Revolution? Northwestern University Law Review. Vol. 102 No. 4. Retrieved from:

Teshima, D. (1997) Keeping Current in Electronic Legal Research Methods. Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine. Retrieved from:
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Benjamin C Ray The Salem

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According to Ray, those explanations ignore what more recent research has identified as the principal cause of the witchcraft hysteria in Salem: religious paranoia, intolerance, and persecution.

In that regard, Ray details the historical record showing that the principal origin of the Salem Witch Trials was in the intense antagonism on the part of Reverend Samuel Parris toward village residents who refused to join his congregation. For months before the accusations about witchcraft against Tituba, Parris railed against the unconverted as "wicked" and referred to the "chosen" members of his church and those who had "betrayed" it and who sought to destroy his village church and, ultimately, the entire church of England. Ray also notes, significantly, that all of the young girls whose accusations were the initial spark for the witch craze were members of prominent church families. By the time their accusations first surfaced, Parris's audience had been well primed to root out supposed "agents of Satan" against whom Parris had directed his paranoid rantings for months.

Ray also introduces another important factor in the form of his explanation that judicial actions supporting the trials and failing to safeguard the legal protections against false accusations and unjust deprivation of…… [Read More]

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Fraud Awareness

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Fraud Awareness

Scholarship Request

As a student entering my senior year of accounting studies, I have found that my interests and natural tendencies lie in the field of fraud awareness and prevention. It is my goal to work in fraud prevention once I graduate. With Enron, WorldCom, Adelphia and Tyco all names in common use on the daily news, I feel that being aware of and specializing in fraud prevention is extremely important. And it is unfortunate that fraud is not only involved with these big name companies. Some of the nation's largest accounting firms have come under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission for their roles in Enron and other accounting scandals. Companies like Arthur Andersen and Price Waterhouse Cooper have come under indictment for conspiring with companies to defraud investors. And the resulting billion dollar bankruptcies have a significant impact on the nation's economy.

I feel that a concentration on fraud…… [Read More]

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Friends of the Fci 2010

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The garden was located at the back of the unit, and instead of watching television or aimlessly wandering the halls, I witnessed the residents spend hours tilling the soil, planting seeds, tending the young shoots, harvesting the fruits of their labor, and finally cooking and serving their creations. What can be more inspiring than knowing you can feed yourself and your friends? The change in their appearance was remarkable. Gardening and cooking was not just a hobby, it was a metaphor for their ability to regenerate themselves in mind and body.

My dream is to own my own restaurant, a place where all of the food on the menu is grown and raised on-premises. I would also like to employ members of the community along with professional hospitality staff to serve in the restaurant and tend the garden. My hero is Dan Barber, a man who has successfully united his passion for food with his desire to improve the planet. Interning with him someday is my dream. Surviving in the hospitality industry can be grueling, but Barber illustrates it is possible to do so without sacrificing higher principles.

Over the course of my own career, I see myself fighting to…… [Read More]

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Leadership Plans for Upcoming Academic Year Over

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Leadership Plans for Upcoming Academic Year

Over the course of the upcoming academic year, I hope to pursue opportunities that will ground my academic work in educational experiences outside of the classroom. I will become part of an undergraduate research program that will enable me to marry my real-life work in the world with what I have learned about marketing theory in school. I also will join more activities that will enable me to connect with other students of similar interests and aptitudes. One difficulty with working full-time and pursuing an undergraduate degree is that time is often scarce; obtaining a scholarship would free up more of my time to delve deeper into extracurricular activities. I have come to realize how the opportunities afforded to me to network with my peers and future employers are essential. I seek new opportunities to lead and to learn from other student and professional leaders in my field.

Essay 2 - Leadership philosophy

Based upon what I have learned in my marketing classes, I have come to believe that strong leadership is founded on authenticity. Leadership mission statements of organizations must be based upon deeds, not mere words. Great leaders have a vision and…… [Read More]

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Pennsylvania's New Open Records Law

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What has been concealed as sensitive information on behalf of the security of the Keystone State? Well, the top-secrete salaries of the entire town council of Hamilton Township, Adams County, to cite just one example of The Philadelphia Inquirer. When the people of the state have more information about aspects of Pennsylvanian government that makes its politicians look greedy or hypocritical, politicians are more responsive to the popular will. People have better access to their own records that could contain potentially unflattering information and dispute the facts of the contents, if there are inaccuracies. And governments are less apt to keep private data about citizens that infringes citizen's privacy rights, if they know citizens will have access to such documents.

Knowledge is power -- and knowledge about your government and what your government knows about you is power. This philosophy is at the heart of right-to-know legislation.… [Read More]

Works Cited

Couloumbis, Angela. Pa. open-records law takes effect today. The Philadelphia Inquirer.

January 1, 2009. March 29, 2009.
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Vibrant Communities and Organizational Performance

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I believe that knowledge from both these areas complements each other significantly. In order to be the most effective practitioner in one's field one needs to acquire the scholarly knowledge related to it. This can help one to gain some much-needed insight into the theories and methods related to one's practice. Likewise if one endeavors to become the most well informed expert in one's field one needs to acquire experience from working in it. This can help one to apply whatever was learned in one's scholarly pursuits to the test.

Currently my research focuses on the working alliances in home healthcare. Working alliances can be studied in many areas of healthcare, including medicinal therapy, social services, long-term care, etc. My hope is that whatever information I gain through conducting my research will enhance the outcome between practitioner and patient. I wish to be someone in the field who is capable of attaining the trust and commitment of their patients towards abiding by their practitioners' orders.

The basis for financial need is dependent on three factors in my life. The first factor is that my family's earnings are obtained from a family farm, whose income is very unpredictable. Oftentimes it so…… [Read More]

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Red White and Black by Gary Nash

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Red White and Black -- Book Review

In Red, White, and Black, Professor Gary B. Nash offers a revisionist account of intercultural relations in early America. Nash demonstrates that intercultural relations were not always marked by aggression and hostility, as is often suggested by the dominant historical narrative of the United States, which is highly Euro-centric. Through his examination and synthesis of the most recent scholarship regarding the experiences of Native-Americans and African-Americans in early America, much of which is based on first-person accounts given by Native Americans, African-Americans, and European settlers of the period, Nash shows that intercultural relations were often marked by a sense of mutual appreciation and the "live and let live" mentality of the frontier.

Thesis: Through his expert command of the historical scholarship regarding early American history, Nash is able to place the more specialized recent scholarship regarding race relations in a wider historiographical context. Nash points out the instances where this recent race-relations scholarship clarifies or even contradicts the dominant historical narrative regarding race relations as well as the early American period, fashioning from it a new interpretation of race relations during the early American period which has sparked inquiry to the current day.…… [Read More]


Nash, Gary B. Red, White, and Black: the Peoples of Early America. Englewood Cliffs, N.J: Prentice-Hall, 1974. Print.

Washburn, Wilcomb E.. "Review: Red, White and Black: The Peoples of Early America by Gary B. Nash" Pacific Historical Review, Vol. 44, No. 3 (Aug., 1975), pp. 400-401. Print.

Haney-Lo-pez, Ian. White by law: the legal construction of race. New York: New York University Press, 1996. Print.
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Perception and Portrayal of the

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According to Berg, "Here we arrive at a piece of common ground occupied by historian of Islam and modernist Muslim alike. Both typically share a text-based positivism -- the truth of what once happened can be comprehended because it is preserved in books; put uncharitably, it is a 'fetish for facts' that is satisfied only by adducing textual evidence" (p. 116).

Consequently, much of the Western scholarship devoted to the study of the Prophet Muhammad over the years has also been sought to understand the Islamic faith by examining the historical accuracy of the fundamental traditions that have evolved over the centuries concerning the Prophet Muhammad and the first generations of Muslims. In this regard, Berg (2000) writes that, "The first specialists in the field showed much trust in the Muslim traditions but since the second half of the nineteenth century there has been increasing skepticism about the reliability of Muslim traditions. The dispute that developed in Western scholarship on this issue was dominated by the skeptics" (p. 211).

Although there have been attempts over the years in the West to refute such outright skepticism, it would seem that some Western scholars are either intimidated by the extant traditions and…… [Read More]


Berg, Herbert. 2003. Method and Theory in the Study of Islamic Origins. Boston: Brill.

Brown, L. Carl. 2000. Religion and State: The Muslim Approach to Politics. New York: Columbia University Press.

Cleary, Thomas. 2001. The Wisdom of the Prophet. Boston: Shambhala Books.

Hourani, Albert. 1991. "Islam in European Thought," in Islam in European Thought. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
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Legal Remedies

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Breach of Contract Order

Breach of Contract with Smith and the University

A breach of contract has occurred in this situation from a legal standpoint because by law this occurs when a party (like Mr. Smith) fails to carry out, accurately and unerringly his responsibilities, however, in the current situation the negotiations for both sides were made ("Breach of contract," n.d.). For example, when X University replaced their head coach with Smith, consent was made by the official commissioners of the University and guaranteed him that a bare minimum sum of $10,000 would be accessible for basketball scholarships during Smith's first year as a coach for them. In conclusion, on January 7, Smith and X University agreed and signed a hand written agreement where Smith pledged to serve as coach for one year which would start on September 1. The University agreed to pay Smith an income of $14,500, too, and at that time there was no mention made in the deal to the subject of basketball scholarships.

Then on April 2, Smith found out that there would only be $1,000 available for the scholarships for the upcoming school year, therefore, he responded by wanting to cancel the contract on…… [Read More]


Breach of contract & remedies. (n.d.). Retrieved from

Goldman, E. (2003, September). Notes on contract remedies. Retrieved from
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Pursuit of My Doctoral Studies The Course

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pursuit of my doctoral studies. The course really mapped out a lot of the things that it will take for me to achieve my goals. The first thing is just to understand the process of getting a dissertation. This is not as simple as sitting down and banging out a long-form essay. This is a completely different process and this course has been instrumental in me getting a much clearer understanding of what this process is going to look like for me.

The literature review is something I had to really take to heart. I learned a lot about what it takes to be a scholar. It starts with the literature review. If you had asked me at the start of this course, I would have told you that the literature review was the foundation of the dissertation, but it's actually the foundation of scholarship. The lit review is how you know what you know, and how you can prove it to the rest of the world. The literature review builds your credibility as a scholar, something that is antecedent to the dissertation having any scholarly value.

I also think I gained a lot of value from the teachings about…… [Read More]

bibliography and to approach sources from a critical perspective are all things that I learned in this course that I think I will find to be incredibly valuable going forward.

The other thing I learned from this course was about myself. One thing is that this course challenged me. It challenged me in terms of the technical skills that I was learning, and it challenged me with respect to how I approached my work. On both counts I feel that I matured and progressed as I worked through this course. So for me, I appreciate that challenge and I will take what I have learned about myself forward, so that I can complete my dissertation and truly become a scholar.


Golash-Boza, T. (2012). How to choose a dissertation topic. Get a Life, PhD. Retrieved March 8, 2014 from
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Dyson Michael Eric Dyson Has

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Not only does he display his knowledge of race relations but also his understanding of classism and how the government treats poor people. More specifically, Dyson utilizes scholarship to points out the failings of the Bush administration and the American government as it pertained to Hurricane Katrina and its response to the victims who were overwhelmingly black and poor. The Scholar in Eric Dyson also presents statistics and facts associated with the population of New Orleans.

Scholarly and literary Criticism of Come Hell or High Water

Indeed Dyson's book has received a great deal of scholarly and literary criticism. As it pertains to scholarly criticism professor of history at UCLA Gary B. Nash, refers to Come Hell or High Water as a "brilliant and sobering analysis" ("Reviews and Praise"). Nash goes on to say that the book accurately addresses racial politics and the inadequacies of the bush administration in light of Hurricane Katrina. Another criticism of the book made by is also kind but offers a negative comment related to Dyson's style saying that his populist way of writing gets "cute" at times. ("Publishers Weekly Review").

As it pertains to literary criticism Angela P. Dodson of Black Issues Book Review…… [Read More]

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Dodson, Angela

May-June, 2006. Book Review Come Hell or High Water: Hurricane Katrina and the Color of Disaster

Black Issues Book Review. Retrieved November 25 from;;col1

Dyson, Michael Eric. 2006 Come Hell or High Water: Hurricane Katrina and the Color of Disaster. Basic Civitas Books,