PERSONAL

STATEMENT

A personal statement is a piece of writing that gives the reader an idea of who you are, the experiences, challenges, and individuals who inspired and led you to where you are now - seeking higher education. It identifies your goals post college and how you will be a contributing member to your community.

Personal statements, like plate lunches, put all the ʻono sides and main dishes (your life experiences) onto one plate (your statement). It's a consice writing that is uniquely yours!

PERSONAL

STATEMENTS

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PLATE LUNCHES

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Things to consider when writing your personal statement...

PERSONAL STATMENT INFO VIDEO

BENEFITS!

  • What will you do with this scholarship and educational experience?

  • How will this benefit you? Your community?

 

GOALS!

  • What is your career goal?

  • Why is this your goal?

  • What moment did you realize this?

  • Where will you be doing this?

  • What will you be doing exactly?

  • Are you currently employed? How does this connect to your goal or education?

ACCOMPLISHMENTS!

  • What have you already accomplished?

  • What was hard about this?

  • How does this connect to how you will perform in school?

 

COMMUNITY

  • In what ways have you contributed to your community?

 

CHALLENGES

  • What challenges have you overcome that might help you overcome future challenges in school?

  • What skills do you have that have helped you overcome challenges? Identify, explain, give a specific example.

 

YOUR FUTURE

  • Paint a picture of your future with this scholarship and educational experience.

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