Potential

Highlight those personal accomplishments, achievements, and experiences that have given you considerable satisfaction and have helped to form your character. Be sure to comment on your aspirations in terms of your educational and career goals. Finally, explain the difference receiving a scholarship would mean in your life. Personal statements are used by the scholarship committee or donor family members to select scholarship recipients.


I was born in the middle of two different social classes. My father’s family consisted of wealthy business owners and stock brokers, while my mother’s side consisted of minimum wage workers. Growing up I was able to get a taste of both sides whether it be the food at Thanksgiving dinner or the gifts on Christmas. There were major differences between the two and I was able to appreciate and respect both sides. It has helped me to be much more empathetic to people of all types.

My grandmother used to babysit me while my parents were at work. We played “school” every day. This consisted of teaching me to read and write before I had even entered school. Since then I have always been very academically inclined. I have always been in the most advanced programs at my school and held a high grade point average. I have held myself to high standards and have succeeded in my goal of carrying at least a 3.9 GPA.

Throughout school I have also been very sociable by joining multiple clubs, sports teams, and organizations. This has helped shape me in that I am looking for a career in which I can interact with the public and build personal relations. I believe that pharmacy is the perfect career for me. I have always favored math and science...

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