All applicants must submit an essay/personal statement in which you describe your most laudable academic accomplishments, achievements, and any unique recognition awarded to you on the basis of your academic or research performances. You may also include a statement on your personal aspirations and career goals. Include a discussion of how scholarship assistance will help your meet your goals. Remember, this is often the best opportunity you have to speak directly to the scholarship review committee! Please check spelling and grammar carefully before submitting your essay.