Inspirational Essay Topics: Top 15 Ideas For College


A well written college essay can get you a good grade. A well written inspirational essay can help you propel your educational career from the ordinary to the extraordinary. These can not only be a source of inspiration for you but also for others. Choosing a good topic to write about is an art in itself. The topic has to be relevant to the current day and age, should be able to draw in readers and above all, should excite you, the writer. Below is a list of 15 excellent inspirational essay topics to help inspire you to write an incredibly good essay:

  • Muhammad Yunus and the Grameen Bank: the inspiring story of how microfinance has transformed the lives of many to lift them from poverty.
  • Addiction to drugs is not the end of life.
  • Truth always trumps lies. A tale of how I used truth to set myself free.
  • How Japan became an economic powerhouse after World War II. A story of a rise from the ashes.
  • A great imagination is the source of your success in life. Use your imagination to create and prosper.
  • Fighting injustice around the world starts from within you. Judge yourself, take corrective action and be inspired to fight injustice.
  • Nelson Mandela and the 27 year imprisonment: what his story tells us about perseverance and courage in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles.
  • How to be a big brother. An inspiring story of how my elder brother helped me through a tough time.
  • How America is winning the war against drugs: a lesson for us all to say no to drugs.
  • Everyone starts small: the story of Dropbox founders Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi.
  • The janitor’s story; how our college janitor worked his way out of abject poverty.
  • The life and times of an artisan; how my dad works his magic on wood as a carpenter.
  • Malala Yousafzai: How she fought injustice to live through a hail of bullets from the Taliban and win a Nobel Prize.
  • The Williams sisters: An inspirational tale of a rise to tennis stardom from an impoverished background.
  • Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders): the inspiring stories of medical volunteers that risk

The above topics may be specific to a certain degree but can be applied to situations or persons in your life. Be inspired, write and inspire us all!



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