The key to writing a strong personal statement is to be personal and specific. Include concrete details to make your experience come alive. The ‘who,’ ‘what,’ ‘when,’ ‘where,’ and ‘why’ of your topic. The simplest experience can be monumental if you present honestly how you were affected.
The personal statement should be written in Word, and then copied and pasted into the application. This way you will know your word count is correct, and you will have the ability to use spell check.
RECOMMENDED WORD COUNT: 400-500 words State your educational goals and how this scholarship will assist you. Include accomplishments, special circumstances, and future plans upon completing your education at AVC.