FREE Sample Personal Statement!
What is a Personal Statement?The personal statement or essay is an important part of the application process. In an essay format applicants can tell their personal story. I encourage applicants to start writing early because this is a process. The writing process will help applicants think about, and answer, questions like:
Why am I returning to college?
Where am I coming from? Where do I want to go?
Why do I want to study in this particular field?
What are my goals and aspirations?
SAMPLE PERSONAL STATEMENT OUTLINE
City, State, Zip
Why do you want to go/return to college?
Are you a first generation college student? Adult student?
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
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?
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