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2010 Essay Scholarships

What is your vision for yourself after college? Church Hill Classics and diplomaframe.com want to help you frame your future and attain your dreams. So, show us what your future looks like!

WHATARETHEPRIZES? $6,000 in Scholarships! We will be awarding $1,000 scholarships to five “success-driven” students! One of these five students (Grand Prize Winner) will also receive a matching $1,000 donation for their 2010-2011 attended college or university! This donation goes to the school’s general scholarship endowment fund, on behalf of the Grand Prize Winner. All 24 Finalists (5 Scholarship Winners and remaining 19 Finalists) will also receive a commemorative “Frame My Future” frame featuring their entry.

HOWARETHEWINNERSCHOSEN? Entries can be submitted online from September 30, 2009 until March 15, 2010 (10 a.m. EST). Church Hill Classics will select 24 entries to be named Finalists, and post them online on April 5, 2010. The public then votes for their favorite entry during a one month voting period: April 5 – May 5. The five entries with the most votes will each earn a $1,000 scholarship. The top vote-getter also earns the $1,000 donation for their school!

  • Provided By: Church Hill Classics
  • Deadline: March 15, 2010
  • Type of Award: Contest
  • Amount: $1000
  • Awards Available: 6
  • Website:http://www.framemyfuture.com
  • Description: If you will be attending college for the 2010-2011 academic year, and are a success-driven student, here is a scholarship contest that asks you to be creative. The Frame My Future Scholarship Contest is a unique and exciting opportunity offering students the chance to win a $1,000 scholarship! To enter, you must submit an original creation within one image, (in a digital JPEG image format) that expresses what you hope to achieve in your personal and professional life after college. Some examples: photograph, short typed explanation, collage, drawing, graphic design piece, painting, or anything you can create within one image. YOURENTRYSHOULDCOMMUNICATE: THIS IS HOW I "FRAME MY FUTURE and the entry must be your own work. All entries must be submitted through the online form, which includes a section to upload your original entry creation. You will find the complete scholarship information, official rules, online entry form, and already submitted entries by visiting: http://www.framemyfuture.com
  • Applicable Majors: All Fields of Study
  • Additional Information: Please visit the sponsor’s Web site for additional information.
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Below are some common scholarship essay questions.  You can use these as a great starting point for a pesonal statement.  Some of these essay questions are used in the Maricopa Scholarship Database.

  • What life experiences have shaped who you are today and what challenges have you overcome in achieving your education (i.e. financial, personal, medical, etc.)?
  • Explain why you need financial assistance.
  • Describe your academic and career goals and your plans to achieve them and discuss any of your extracurricular/volunteer activities (both on and off campus) that you may perform.
  • Describe an event in which you took a leadership role and what you learned about yourself.

This is a sample essay to help guide you when you are writing essays for scholarships. Keep in mind that all scholarship applications are different, so you may have to design your essay to meet those specific requirements. 

Paragraph I
(State an overview of what you are going to talk about in the essay. If the essay is about you, give a brief description of your experiences, goals, aspirations, family background, etc. Touch on why you want the scholarship.)

For as long as I could remember, I have wanted to be a veterinarian. I have been responsible for the care and feeding of pets ever since I was in the second grade. In high school, I participated in the 4-H club as well as the Junior Humane society. To reach my goals, I realize that I must pursue an eight year college education which will begin with the Fall 2010 semester. I am very excited about my future and feel that with the opportunity your scholarship will provide, I can help many animals.

Paragraph II & III
(Go into more detail on one of the topics listed in paragraph I. For example, elaborate on your previous experiences, family and financial situation, volunteer work, employment, academic career, future goals, college plans, etc.)

My love for animals has been encouraged by my family and friends. I have had the opportunity to volunteer with the local animal shelter and provide basic care to the stray animals. With the help of my biology teacher, I was able to start a 4-H club on campus. Many of the other students on campus developed an interest in the animals and now our club has 100 members. My family also has many animals for which I provide care, including basic needs as well as first aid. I find that I enjoy that aspect of pet ownership best. Unfortunately, my family cannot afford to pay for my entire education, so I hope to use my skills and love of animals to help me pay for college.

Paragraph IV
(Conclude your essay with a wrap-up of why you should be considered for the scholarship; how do your goals match those of the organization, etc.)

Your organization stands for what I believe in. Like your organization, I hope to help animals for the rest of my life. To reach my goals, I need as much help as possible. I already have the moral support of my family and friends, but that is not quite enough to make my dream come true. I hope that your organization can help me reach this dream by awarding me your scholarship.