If you have already written general essays about your future career goals or to describe yourself, there is a good chance that you can use parts and pieces of these essays in most of the essays you write later. For smaller and community-based scholarship programs and some college and university applications, you may be able to choose your essay topic. If this is the case, you may reuse previously written descriptive essays about you, your interests, or your career goals. However, if you are a returning student applying for the scholarship, you should submit a new essay expressing your growth and accomplishment after receiving the scholarship. Remember, the selection committee would love to learn something new about you! Submit a brand new essay!