I am truly interested in being one of the scholars of XXXX. I need a scholarship to help my parents pay for my costly tuition fees. Even though my father has a stable job, it is not enough for my parents to simultaneously support their three children in college. I am in need of financial assistance in order to attend college because I am a low-income student. I am the first child to attend the college. Although my parents gave me many supports, I received a limited financial assistance due to low family income. Meanwhile, I am working 19 hours per week on campus to support myself. However, with the increasing tuitions this year, I am facing more challenges on financial need. As a senior in Petroleum Engineering, I wish to spend more time on my major courses because these courses are cores of my major and crucial in my future career. Unfortunately, financial burden may lessen my time on mastering the courses.
Therefore, I would greatly appreciate a helping hand so that I can successfully obtain my engineering degree. Awarding this scholarship will make great contribution to my study in —————- University. This scholarship would allow me to work less and focus more on my studies. Meanwhile, this scholarship will support me to do more on community service and explore my potential in assisting the needs of people. Furthermore, receiving this scholarship will give me more opportunities to attend the conference and expose to newly developed technology. Additionally, awarding this scholarship would further motivate me to pursue academic excellence. Therefore, I wish to obtain this scholarship to finish my degree successfully.
The value of education is something that I have understood since a very young age. Neither of my parents had an opportunity to attend college, and faced many struggles in their personal and professional lives because of this. They made a commitment early in my life to do everything within their power to instill in me a love of learning and an understanding of the importance of hard work and dedication.
Because of their love and sacrifice over the years, I have been able to devote the time and energy necessary to academic accomplishment even though
money has always been tight. In my senior year at XYZ High School, I have a 3.9 grade-point average. In addition to focusing on my own studies, I also worked as a math and science tutor throughout my years in high school as a way of contributing to my family’s budget.
Additionally, I have also been active in my school and community outside of the classroom, serving on the student council as _____________________ for two years and volunteering at a local Boys & Girls Clubs of _________ chapter during school breaks.
My family has made many sacrifices to allow me to focus on education throughout primary and secondary school. I now have an opportunity to become the first person in my family to attend college, though I’m in need of financial assistance to realize what has been a long-term goal for me and a dream for my parents.
If selected for this scholarship, I will continue to apply the same diligence to my collegiate studies as I have to this point, making education and service to others my top priority. I will represent your organization well during my years in college and beyond. Thank you in advance for your consideration.