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CTU Wounded Warrior Scholarship Application: Tips for the Short Answer Section

You’re working through the Wounded Warrior Scholarship application and now you’ve arrived to the Getting to Know You section – or the short answer section. Here are some tips on writing your short answer questions and why these answers are important to us.

  • Make a list of all the potential answers that you could write about. For example, if the question is “What prompted you to pursue your education?” you could list all possible answers: my mom, my dad, my grandmother, my children, my spouse, need a degree to excel in my career, my friend is pursuing her Master’s, etc. Brainstorm to help you figure out the best way to answer the question.
  • Don’t get hung up on your first draft. Write freely and go back later to rework.
  • The short answer questions are used by the Selection Board to get to know you better, so be honest in your writing. We want to hear your story.
  • Proofread – especially since the application software does not catch typos or misspellings. It can help to print your answers on paper to proofread versus proofing on a computer.
  • Ask your spouse, parent or friend for feedback. A fresh set of eyes may see something you haven’t, or may not understand something that you think makes sense.

We look forward to learning more about you!