With tuition, room and board, and books/supplies costs continuing to rise, an undergraduate or graduate degree can get pretty expensive. There are a lot of scholarships out there that can help you pay for those costs, however, and writing a letter asking for scholarship money is your primary source for success in the process. Your letter needs to convince the scholarship committee that you not only have the initiative and leadership necessary to successfully complete the college program that you are seeking to obtain financial support for but that you will be a proud addition to the success of the scholarship program.
However, since then, I’ve grown up. I’ve moved to Atlanta, where I’ve worked in a Congressional office, worked on the executive board of my local Young Democrats chapter, and am currently on staff for a city-wide council campaign. All the while, I’ve been going to school full time at the local junior college making all As (with a couple of Bs) and I’m re-taking the SAT in January. In short, I’ve grown up, and I’ve put together a record as an achiever in both the classroom and the community since my first try at college.