Ft Campbell Credit Union Scholarship Essays

If you’re a high school senior or current college student, you’re probably wading through a ton of scholarship applications. Do a lot of them have essays? Whether it’s a personal statement, discussing a time you displayed leadership, arguing for or against a topic, there are certain strategies and tips you can utilize to make sure all your essays are the best they can be. Read on to discover 5 tips to help you write your best scholarship essay yet!

Read Past Winning Essays

This is a great starting point to help you get an understanding of scholarship essays. Take some time to search for winning scholarship essays, or see if the scholarships you’re applying for have published past winners. This will give you an idea on what the scholarship committee is looking for.

Make a List

Need to write a personal statement or essay focusing on yourself? Start off by making a list of any interesting hobbies, once-in-a-lifetime experiences, big life accomplishments and interests, skills and activities that set you apart. Making a list will help you get everything written down, then you can start to pick and choose what you should include.

Take Your Time

Whatever you do, don’t rush through writing your essay! You don’t need to spend months crafting the perfect sentences, but writing your essay in a few hours probably won’t help you win. If it’s still a while until deadlines hit, make yourself a schedule and stick with it. Give yourself about a week to work on ideas, an outline and the actual writing, another week to have someone proof read and edit, and a few days to make your final changes and submit.

Redstone is awarding 14 scholarships this year. Have you applied yet? Each scholarship is $4,650 and open to members who are high school seniors or current college students. 

 Skim Through a Dictionary

Feeling like you use the same words over and over? Take a moment to skim through a dictionary to pick up a few new words to sprinkle throughout your essay. You can also find great word replacements by using theseaurus.com to look up synonyms. This will help you expand your word usage and keep your essay fresh and diverse. 

 Walk Away for a Few Days

Sometimes you just get stuck. If you’re feeling uninspired or just can’t find the right words, walk away from your essay for a few days. Give your brain a break to let it refresh and get the creative juices flowing again. This can also help you between the writing and editing phase; you might see edits or changes you wouldn’t without a fresh mindset. 

Ready to crush your scholarship essays now? Don’t forget to add Redstone’s scholarship to your list! Find out all the details on our Scholarship page. Now go forth and conquer!

As you prepare for education after high school, scholarships are an important part of the process. Below you will find links to a variety of scholarships available for college and technical training.

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  • Westar Energy Scholarships
  • Kansas Association of Directors of Plant Facilities
  • The Make Sense Foundation Scholarship
  • The Bill Spaniol Memorial Scholarship
  • Bethany College (Feb. 1) 
  • Pittsburg State University (Feb. 1) 
  • University of Nebraska (Feb. 1) 
  • National Co-op Scholarship Program (Feb. 15) 
  • Hy-Vee Foundation Scholarship Program (Feb. 10) 
  • KSU Men of Achievement 
  • $1,000 Dreams- Greater Kansas City Community Foundation
  • Kansas Kiwanis Foundation Scholarships
  • Community Foundation of Southwest Kansas
  • Pittsburg State University
  • Kansas Environmental Health Scholarship
  • Epsilon Sigma Alpha
  • Butler Community College
  • K-State Balanced Man Scholarship
  • K-State Men of Faith Scholarship
  • Kansas Masonic Foundation General Scholarship
  • Kansas Masonic Foundation Technical College Scholarship
  • Ruth Russell Memorial Scholarship Endowment for Persons with Disabilities
  • McKinley Langford Burnett College Scholarship (Topeka Branch of the NAACP)
  • Kansas Association of Wheat Growers Herb Clutter Scholarship
  • Delta Theta Chi Education Sorority Scholarship
  • Great Plains Association for College Admissions Counseling
  • Hixon Opportunity Award for KU Freshmen
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars Endowment and Essay Contest
  • Jimmy Rane Foundation Scholarships
  • National Peace Essay Contest
  • Topeka Community Foundation Scholarships
  • The DuPont Challenge Science Essay Contest
  • KFC Colonel’s Scholars Program
  • Hy-Vee Foundation Scholarship
  • Davidson Fellows Scholarship
  • Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. Scholarship Awards Program
  • Dr. Aura-Lee A. and James Hobbs Pittenger American History Scholarship
  • Caroline E. Holt Nursing Scholarship
  • Hobble (LPN) Nursing Scholarship
  • Hugh A. Smith Scholarship Fund
  • Ted and Nora Anderson Scholarship Fund
  • Albert M. Lappin Scholarship
  • Music Committee Scholarship
  • Rosendale Post 346 Scholarship
  • Charles W. and Annette Hill Scholarship Fund
  • The American Legion Department of Kansas Junior Shooting Sports Scholarship
  • Occupational/Physical Therapy Scholarship
  • DAR American Indian Scholarship
  • Frances Crawford Marvin American Indian Scholarship
  • DAR Richard and Elizabeth Dean Scholarship
  • National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
  • Cargill Global Scholar
  • Mildred Nutting Nursing Scholarship
  • Madeline Pickett Cogswell Nursing Scholarship
  • Washburn University Scholarships
  • KU Sig Ep Naismith Scholars
  • Hispanic College Fund Scholarship
  • Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. “The Drum Major Instinct” Video Contest
  • Poster Contest for High School Students
  • Buick Achievers
  • Lowe’s Scholarship Program
  • Kansas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
  • US Bank Scholarship
  • KPMG Future Leaders Scholarship
  • The Spirit of Anne Frank Scholarship
  • Northeast Kansans for Nebraska Scholarship
  • Washburn Legacy Scholarships
  • The Purpose Challenge (Feb. 1) 
  • BBB Student of Integrity Award Scholarship 
  • Delta Theta Chi Sorority National Memorial Scholarship (Feb. 1) 
  • Topeka Alumne Panhellnic Council (Feb. 26) 
  • Harriet Hayes Austin Memorial Scholarship for Nursing (Feb. 6) 
  • Amanda Gardner Memorial Scholarship (Highland Park High School, Feb. 6) 
  • Anna Leigh Rephahn Memorial Scholarship (Topeka High School, Feb. 6) 
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Sponsor a Schlolar (Feb. 6) 
  • Blanche Bryden Scholarship for International Studies (Feb. 6) 
  • Charles and Patty Mason Scholarship (Feb. 6) 
  • Chief Master Sergeant Howard Steanson Scholarship for 190th Air Refueling Wing Members (Feb. 6)
  • Class of 1949 Sarah Thacher McNeive Memorial Scholarship For Juniors (Feb. 6) 
  • Darlene M. Harvey Scholarship (Feb. 6) 
  • Del Monte Foods Scholarship (Feb. 6) 
  • L.A. "Bud" Moore Memorial Scholarship (Feb. 6) 
  • Harry and Karen Craig Scholarship for Perseverance (Feb. 6) 
  • Irene Nunemaker Scholarship for Excellence (Feb. 6) 
  • Jeannie Beaman Memorial Scholarship (Highland Park High School, Feb. 6) 
  • Justin E. Ramirez Memorial Scholarship (Topeka High School, Feb. 6) 
  • Katherine "Kem" McHugh Scholarship (Feb. 6) 
  • Margaret Fowler Scholarship (Topeka West High School, Feb. 6) 
  • Marjorie Helen Lanning Memorial Scholarship (Feb. 6) 
  • Martha Herrick Theatre Scholarship (Feb. 6) 
  • Ruth Stout Wright and A.J. Stout Scholarship (Topeka High School, Feb. 6) 
  • Sergeant Thomas D. Rhyne Memorial Scholarship (Feb. 6) 
  • The Dorothy and Craig Yorke, Sr. Scholarship (Topeka High School, Feb. 6) 
  • Topeka High School Class of 1952 Scholarhip (Topeka High School, Feb. 6) 
  • Topeka Opera Society Concert Association Vocal Scholarship (Feb. 6) 
  • W. Dale and Betty J. Smeltzer Scholarship (Feb. 6) 
  • Jerry and Saundra Quiring Scholarship (Highland Park High School, Feb. 6) 
  • Jim and Sandy Brown Memorial Scholarship (Feb. 6) 
  • Topeka High School Dean Smith Basketball Scholarship (Topeka High School, Feb. 6) 
  • Kaw Valley Quail Unlimited Larry Campbell Memorial Scholarship (Feb. 6) 
  • Al and Darline Peterson Scholarship (Feb. 6) 
  • Neiswanger/Jones Family Scholarship (Topeka High or Topeka West High School, Feb. 6) 
  • James and Catherine Lardner Scholarship (Feb. 6) 

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There are many local and national scholarships available, including the ones listed above. Some only require the completion of an application, while others require letters of recommendation and/or an essay. Click here to view the list. This list will be updated on a regular basis so be sure to check back often.)


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