PERSONAL STATEMENT OUTLINE
• Do not rush this process.
• BRAINSTORM! As the ideas start to flow it will become easier and before you know it you will have quite a few ideas.
Why do you want to return to college?
What are your academic goals? Which degree are you seeking? What is your expected graduation date? Where are you enrolled? GPA (if good)? What have you already completed?
What are your career goals?
What are you working towards?
In what way will you give back or reach back in the community?
You may want to think of a personal experience that has helped shape who you are.
Have you had to overcome a big obstacle?
What is a dream or goal that is currently motivating you?
Did you overcome a hardship in your life?
Did you serve in the military? What branch? For how long? Were you deployed?
Employment – how many days and hours do you work?
Are you involved in community service? Extra-curricular activities?
How will this scholarship help with your educational goals?