Overcoming Adversity: Answering Greenlight Scholars Essay 4

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Discuss a situation in which you overcame an obstacle, setback or self-doubt. What enabled you to succeed, despite adversity? Students often start out a bit scared of this question. They ask, “If I really tell them

How to Support Students with the Early FAFSA

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I opened up the thick envelope and was immediately confused. There were lots of columns, numbers, and jargon I was not totally familiar with. I felt like I was reading something in a completely different language.

How You Learn: Answering Greenlight Scholars Essay 3

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People learn many different things in many different ways. Describe a project or opportunity--in school or out--that challenged you, revealed something new or where you experienced failure. Reflect on what you

Student Essay Example: Defining Moments for Wisdom

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Córdoba, Argentina This blog is part of a series featuring supplemental college admission essays written by Story2 students. This essay by Cecile, a student at USC, was chosen because of its effectiveness in focusing

Writing and Storytelling for UC Application Essay Prompts

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“Just be yourself!” I told a student just the other day. When I think about it, I have used that same line many times. I know it is the type of advice that is easier said than done, but there is a lot of truth to it.