(Only one essay is required for consideration by all scholarship programs.) In the box below, briefly explain your reasons for submitting this application. Discuss each of the following topics:
1. Your personal circumstances as related to your financial need for a scholarship
2. Your academic and career goals
3. Your current employment and its relationship to your future plans
4. Your leadership roles and community involvement
5. Elaborate on all of the items you checked under the “Check any that apply” section
Please limit your essay to 500 words. Please be concise in your answers. You may also include other information that you feel is pertinent to your application. Finally, the style and content of your personal statement will be considered when the nominating committee reviews your application. For assistance in writing your essay, please refer to UMUC’s online ‘Guide to Writing and Research.’ Good luck!