Make your application stand out by preparing well-supported and memorable materials. Typical support materials include personal statements or essays and a resume. Many funders also require letters of recommendation from individuals who know you well and can attest to your abilities, interests, and academic history.

Personal Statements & Essays 

These examples will provide you with an understanding of the typical layout and length, but your essays and personal statements should be tailored specifically to each scholarship. Pay attention to length and content guidelines provided by funders.


Resumés are brief documents summarizing relevant education and employment experiences, designed so a reader can quickly ascertain qualifications for a particular scholarship or grant.  Resumés are written in a concise style using bulleted lists rather than long sentences and paragraphs. Additionally, resumés should be tailored to fit the expectations and priorities of the funding organization.

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