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Telling Your Story Through Personal Statements

 

How to write a personal statement

We want to hear your story! Apply for the Fulfillment Fund Las Vegas scholarship and share your story
with us in your personal statement.

Each year, Fulfillment Fund Las Vegas offers eligible seniors at partner high schools the opportunity to
apply for the Fulfillment Fund scholarship program. The purpose of the program is more than just
providing a scholarship award but to also continue providing college resources and services beyond high
school and throughout your journey in college.

We have provided some helpful tips below on how you can craft your personal statement for your FFLV
scholarship application that can also be used for other scholarships you are applying for.

Tips on How to Create your Personal Statement

(Adapted from https://nau.edu/nisf/the-personal-statement/)

A personal statement is a story, or more precisely, your story. Everyone has a story to tell, but some of
us aren’t natural storytellers. This is when serious self-reflection; conversation with friends, family, and
mentors; and permission to be creative come in handy.

Personal statements offer a unique opportunity for you to showcase who you are, where you come
from, and your dreams for the future. Take some time to brainstorm different experiences that have
shaped who you are today. Provide specific examples that point to the type of person that you are and
what is pulling you to apply for this specific award.

Most importantly, a personal statement is authentic. Don’t make the mistake of trying to guess what the
committee is looking for, and don’t write what you think they want to hear. They want to know you.
An effective personal statement will answer the following questions:

  • Who am I?
  • Who do I want to be?
  • What kind of contribution do I want to make, and how?
  • Why does it make sense for me to study my major at the University/College I selected?

Tip: Be sure to proofread your personal statement. You can also have someone else read it such as your
teacher, CAP advisor, or Fulfillment Fund college counselor.
Apply for the FFLV Scholarship Today!

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The deadline to apply is April 5, 2020.