1) Describe what you consider to be your most significant volunteer contribution to date in terms of its value to your school or larger community. Why was it important to you and others?
2) List five things that you’ve done which, taken together, tell us who you are.
3) Describe a time when you took initiative to address an unmet need at school or in the community. What was the need and what steps did you take? What were the results of your actions?
4) Please list up to three significant leadership roles where you’ve managed others. List how many people you directly managed.
I really did think that I was prepared to fill out scholarship applications.
I have no free time ever I’m involved in the school community. I have sold my soul to soccer I play sports. My AP classes are murder I have good grades. I’m going to get an ulcer at age 20 I have a bright future ahead of me.
But even as the captain of the soccer team, editor of the yearbook, go-to person for the school paper, and senior member of the global aid group, this application is killing me. The prizes are big (80 grand big, and 2 or 3 grand if i even make runner up) and I’ve been told by the school counselor that I have a decent chance, but reading these questions, this just doesn’t feel like me.
What you have to understand about me is that I’m not the smiling, hip-hooray-let’s-volunteer-because-I-just-want-to-give-the-whole-world-a-hug type of person. I do a lot of stuff, yes. People in the school tend to know who I am, yes. I’m that nerdy girl who everyone gets sick of seeing on the daily announcement tv broadcast, yes. But I mostly do things that I want to do because they look fun, not things to help people and-how did the application phrase it? Ah yes-address an unmet need in the community. And I definitely don’t do the sunshiney thing. When discussing my editorship of the yearbook, the term Nazi has been thrown about. And it’s only September.
So happy September! And happy application season! And happy grade 12 to me. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have some major BSing to do on these apps.