How to begin a personal essay?

How to begin a personal essay?
im writing a personal essay for a scholarship program.
it will include my educational background, educational and personal goals, and what i can contribute to the program and why i am pursuing this particular program

what is a good way to begin this essay?

try relating yourself to someone else last semester i opened my personal statement with “Steve Jobs, one of the most influential figures of the 21st century, never graduated college. That did not stop him from eventually becoming CEO of Apple, and enjoying tremendous success. Steve Jobs had a unique outlook on how to succeed, just as I feel I do.” then i went on to say “while jobs did not need a college degree/scholarship to achieve this success, i feel that my success lies in a scholarship/degree from **university**”