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09/04/2019

Scholarship Essay?!?!?!?!?!?

QUESTION
Scholarship Essay?!?!?!?!?!?
Ok! So I am trying to apply for a scholarship…. I have to write an essay that shall deal with an event, person, philosophy, or ideal associated with the American Revolution, the Declaration of Independence, ot hte framing of the US Constitution. How should I start this? And Also, I am supposed to write a biography about myslef… at the end… What should I inlude in that? Thanks a bunch!!!!!!

ANSWER
Hajrah:

Judging from your description, you must be applying for a scholarship offered by one of the Sons of the American Revolution chapters – if so, you need to appreciate your organization’s perspective in order to write an effective and well-received essay.

Spend some time on the website for the National Association, and you’ll have a pretty good sense of what they’re all about. (see here: http://www.sar.org/About/Our_Goals )

As a helpful bonus, the national site offers a sample of a winning essay from the 2001-2002 competition. You can find that here: http://www.sar.org/Youth/Knight_Essay/Ex…

There’s even more information here: http://www.sar.org/Youth/Knight_Essay_Ru… which includes a pretty thorough explanation of what the organization has in mind as far as your biographical section:

“The contestant’s biography is limited to one page. Topics to be included in the biography are academic awards and achievements, school activities, community activities, and plans for college.”

I hope that info helps – good luck!