57th Assembly District College & Career Fair Essay Contest

Rules & Eligibility: High school seniors who attend a school within the 57th District and are scheduled to graduate in Spring 2018 are eligible to compete. Three winners will receive $1,000 scholarships. Applicants must be present at the College & Career Fair to be awarded a scholarship. Deadline for submissions is September 14, 2017.

A panel of judges will select the scholarship recipients based on a scoring of the submitted personal insight statements.

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Personal Insight Statements: The 57thAssembly District College & Career Fair Essay Contest aspires to give 57th District High School Seniors the opportunity to compete for a merit-based scholarship while also assisting students in refining their mandatory college application personal insight statements, a key part of the UC and CSU application processes.  Students are asked to respond to both of the below prompts provided by the University of California application. Each response is limited to a maximum of 350 words (no one part less than 250 words). Please provide us your typed responses in a double spaced document(s), and include word counts.

1) Describe the most significant challenge you have faced and the steps you have taken to overcome this challenge. How has this challenge affected your academic achievement?

2) Every person has a creative side, and it can be expressed in many ways: problem solving, original and innovative thinking, and artistically, to name a few. Describe how you express your creative side.