The Antidote to the Troubles of Life

Tell us about a talent, experience, contribution or personal quality you will bring to the University of California. I was out of my element. Alcoholic fathers and abusive mothers? Gangs and drugs?! I had been thrust, suddenly, into the real world, exposed to all its horrors.It was two years ago, and I had entered the … Read moreThe Antidote to the Troubles of Life

Leadership Experiences

How have you taken advantage of the educational opportunities you have had to prepare for college? After being selected as a delegate to the Freedoms Foundation Leadership Conference at Valley Forge, I agonized over whether it would be worth missing a week of school and work. However, the trip exceeded my highest expectations. My opinions, … Read moreLeadership Experiences

Personal Statement ABC’s

Please provide a personal statement. (A)mbition, balance and commitment are the three qualities that I refer to as my “ABC’s” for achieving “D”, my dream. (B)eing successful depends on continual awareness of your ABC’s. (C)arefully following this philosophy has guided me through times of success and adversity. (D)own in the developing country of El Salvador, … Read morePersonal Statement ABC’s

Personal Statement

The personal statement is an important part of your application for admission and scholarships. The University uses the statement to learn more about you as an individual your talents, experiences, achievements and points of view. Think of the personal statement as your opportunity to introduce yourself to the admissions officers and faculty who will be … Read morePersonal Statement