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Personal Statement Example 2
SAMPLE'1:''PERSONAL'STATEMENT'(500'words'max)'
My#Name#here#
Carol#E.#Macpherson#Scholarship#Personal#Statement#
Date#here#
#
Dear#Scholarship#Selection#Committee:#
#
I#have#loved#traveling#and#reading#about#other#cultures#since#I#was#a#little#girl.#
Sitting#on#the#floor#of#our#family#kitchen#and#reading#about#people#who#lived#all#over#
the#globe#as#well#as#living#for#a#year#in#Argentina,#instilled#in#me#a#respect#for#
diversity#and#a#burning#desire#to#be#an#advocate#for#those#underserved#on#this#
planet.#This#goal#has#been#my#reason#for#past#formal#and#informal#studies,#and#a#
degree#in#xyz#will#provide#me#the#final#tools#I#will#need#to#meet#the#challenges#I#will#
face,#and#to#be#the#strong#advocate#I#would#like#to#be.#The#Carol#E.#Macpherson#
Scholarship#would#help#me#greatly#as#I#work#toward#my#goal.##Below#please#find#my#
personal#statement#using#the#sections#you#have#requested.#
#
Education'and'Professional'Goals#
My#plan#is#to#complete#my#undergraduate#degree#in#xyz,#and#pursue#a#career#as#
an#advocate#for#clean#and#healthy#environments#while#living#in#Africa#or#South#
America.#I#am#currently#conducting#research#on#women,#water,#health#and#law#to#
add#to#the#existing#information#about#the#role#of#women#in#preserving#and#
protecting#freshwater#resources.##In#the#past#ten#years,#I#completed#an#internship#in#
Ethiopia#and#in#Uganda,#learned#about#the#United#Nations,#and#honed#my#
organizational,#advocacy#and#cultural#skills.###I#needed#to#take#a#break#from#college#
while#my#children#were#young,#but#am#now#reā€energized#to#return##to#school#to#
complete#the#degree,#and#gain#the#knowledge#and#skills#I#need#to#pursue#my#dream.##
#
Responsibilities/Characteristics'
Following#my#internship,#I# married,#had#a#child#and#lived#for#one#year#in#Uganda.##
Now,#I#am#a#single#mother#of#three#wonderful#children#(ages#8,#6,#and#5).##I#love#my#
children,#and#am#glad#to#be#a#role#model#for#them#of#a#woman#who#continues#to#her#
education#and#follows#her#dreams.#
'
Relevant'Experience'
During#my#break#from#college,#I#became#more#involved#in#my#community#by#
mentoring#and#volunteering#at#organizations#such#as#Big#Brothers#&#Big#Sisters,#
Volunteers#of#America,#The#American#Society#for#the#Prevention#of#Cruelty#to#
Animals#(ASPCA),#Women#Leaders#for#a#Better#Tomorrow,#and#at#a#homeless#
shelters#and#soup#kitchen.##In#addition,#I#worked#at#xyz#for#three#years,#where#my#
passion#for#this#field#continued#to#grow.'
'
Financial'Need'
As#a#single#parent#with#inconsistent#child#support,#the#Carol#E.#Macpherson#
scholarship#would#be#of#great#assistance#in#supporting#my#goal#to#finish#my#degree.##
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