Explain an experience that defines you. My harness was tightened. My sweaty hands clutched onto the bar. My toes dangled off the edge of the platform. Every horrible outcome to this scenario raced through my mind. “Whenever you’re ready, Gabby.” All I had to do was lift my feet and I’d zoom away into the … Read more My Life Will Rule Fear
Adversity On a late winter evening, a young boy – soon to be robbed of his innocence – watches as his parents get into another heated argument. In every occurrence before, the feuding tempers would cool, and peace was restored; however, this time was different. A teary eyed four year-old watched as his father stormed … Read more Diverse versus Adverse.
Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story. The sunlight collapses lazily against the windows of our tall, stately house today, yet the gracefully arching pathways and crisp white paint job … Read more Window Panes and Scattered Nails
Describe a place or environment where you are perfectly content. What do you do or experience there and why is it meaningful to you? My family is anything but sedentary. Already in my life I have lived in Florida, Oklahoma, Texas, and have found myself in England nearly every summer. I have explored the rainforests … Read more Toddlers on a Plane
Evaluate a significant experience, achievement, risk you have taken, or ethical dilemma you have faced and its impact on you. As I’m sitting criss-cross on my bed, my cats curl up beside me, purring quietly. There’s music playing in the background softly, the melodious kind that floats through the air. It’s so calming that eventually … Read more The Little Things
Evaluate a significant experience, achievement, risk you have taken, or ethical dilemma you have faced and its impact on you. I stared deep into the dark green eyes of the seal that was lying on my surf board. She looked as if she were trying to tell me something. Her glossy grey coat glowed in … Read more The Surfer and the Seal
Write about a significant event and how it impacted your life? The first time that science really made sense was in seventh grade, when a frog lay splayed out on the desk in front of me. While the stench of formaldehyde made others eyes water and stomachs churn, I was too fascinated to notice. I … Read more The Lab
What has been a significant experience in your life and what have you taken from it? In retrospect, bouncing out from beneath my comforter as I awoke that balmy seventh of June, I don’t remember feeling so much as a pound of fate’s weight on my scrawny ten-year-old shoulders. Instead, I closed my eyes and … Read more In Retrospect