I fight to regulate my senses, emotions, and body in space.
It is only once I fall that I can pick myself up, rebalance from my misstep, and move forward. Rooted on the piano bench, rapt in sound, improvising melodies and harmonies, quickly notating ideas, I am in command.
For the Opp U Achievers Scholarship, we ask applicants to tell us about what makes them an achiever. It’s written with elegance and illustrates—with concrete examples—exactly what we’re looking for: that Stella is an achiever who has overcome obstacles to make her dreams and the dreams of others come true.
What we’re looking for essentially breaks down into three pieces: Because of this, Stella succeeds in what she’s writing about, but she also succeeds in how she’s writing about it. Anthony O’Leary, a senior at Kearny High School in California, won our scholarship in November 2018.
My musical expressions, the embodiment of my challenges, have won awards nationally and internationally.
I am an ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award winner. Louis, Honolulu, Canada and Italy, have echoed with sounds of my compositions.
Some people might think it’s all about writing ability, but that’s just one part of the equation.
Here are four principles to guide you through the whole process of writing your essay—from selecting a scholarship, to planning and writing the essay itself.1. One mistake that many applicants make is that they work hard writing their scholarship essays, but they don’t put enough time into deciding which scholarships to apply for.
It’ll be work, but this is another reason why it’s so critical to pick the right scholarships to apply to.
If you focus on five scholarships instead of 50, you’ll have far fewer essays to write, and you’ll be able to put your full resources toward each of them.