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The essays and the kids who wrote them are remarkable. Their very existence is a reason for hope in this crazy world.
You can read them here. Instead of writing something new, we ask local students to submit their college essays to us. These are pieces that the students have sweated over, and often written and rewritten many times.
Even though the essays are primarily designed to convince a college admission officer to admit the student, the very process of writing a personal essay provides for forced introspection. It asks students to think about who they are and who they want to become.
These are important questions that need to be considered, but are usually put off because of other, more pressing activities. In preparing to write this column, I researched college essay questions. There is a whole industry to help students improve their answers.
Or, to be more exact, to help students manipulate their answers so they will get the desired acceptance letter. I am not 18, and I am not applying to any college.
But, looking at these prompts, I wondered how I would answer them. It was not easy. While questions vary from college to college, there are some common ones: How did you become who you are today? What are your key experiences, beliefs and interests? Tell us about a failure. What did you learn from that experience?
Have your core beliefs ever been challenged? But I thought of other questions that may not be of interest to the college admission officers, but should be of interest to anyone who is trying to figure out a life plan.
What do you do with your days? Are your efforts making the world a better or a worse place?
What is actually important to you? Family, friends, status, wealth or …? Should you change what you are doing? If so, what stands in your way? I am not It has been 47 years since I stopped caring about college admissions officers. But I still care about these important questions.
Answers to these questions at age 18 reflected my hopes and dreams for the future. So, I encourage you to read the College Essay Contest winners.
And then think about what your own answers would be to these questions.To enter the PSR/Sacramento Scholarship Essay Contest, students must submit an original essay of words or fewer describing their thoughts about the following quotation by the Iranian women's rights advocate, Mahnaz Afkhami: "The connection between women’s human rights, gender equality, socioeconomic development, and peace is increasingly apparent.".
SN&R’s College Essay contest winners share brave stories of hope during dark times. Published on May 11, as Feature Story in the Local Stories section of the Sacramento News & Review. The essay contest is open to youth (Middle and High School students) who live in Sacramento, Yolo, Placer, El Dorado, and Sutter Counties.
The MLK Essay Contest Question Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a strong supporter of mentoring others. Scholarship Essay Contests. Not everyone can boast an amazing GPA, a scroll of extracurricular activities, and top marks on their standardized tests.
An annual College Scholarship Essay Contest sponsored by the Bird Dog Foundation, Inc. has been in effect for several years now. Students may enter the PSR/Sacramento Scholarship Essay. PSR High School Scholarship Essay Contest. Announcement of High School Scholarship Essay Contest Open to High School Seniors in Sacramento and Surrounding Counties Total Scholarship Awards in the Amount of $15, To enter the PSR/Sacramento Scholarship Essay Contest, students must submit an original essay .
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