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Personal statements are often part of the application process for prestigious scholarships and graduate or professional school applications. Use these resources to identify your goals and the expectations of your audience so that you can craft an effective personal statement. If you are applying for a Fulbright grant, please also see our resources specific to Fulbright.
Materials designed by Katharine Brown, Emily Cosgrove, Annie Small, and James Truman
This toolkit introduces personal statements and offers step for producing an effective personal statement
This worksheet will guide you in analyzing an example personal statement
These open response questions will help you brainstorm and pre-write for your personal statement
Once you have brainstormed, this worksheet will help you outline your personal statement
This worksheet will help you reflect and self-assess a personal statement draft to consider opportunities for revision
Writing an application for a Fulbright is a particular writing situation. To meet the expectations of this audience and context, you need to adjust your writing strategies based on the Fulbright organization and its mission. Written components include the Abstract, Host Country Engagement, Plans upon Return, Statement of Grant Purpose, and Personal Statement. If you would like additional information on the Fulbright process as an Auburn student, please contact the Honors College.
Materials designed by Amy Cicchino and Annie Small
This handout provides an overview for the Fulbright personal statement
This brief handout has brainstorming questions to help you start your Fulbright personal statement draft
This worksheet has open response questions that can help you consider your personal brand in your personal statement
Once you have a draft, this worksheet will help you peer review or self-assess your personal statement to identify potential areas for revision
Statement of Grant Purpose
This handout provides an overview for the Fulbright Statement of Grant Purpose and includes prompts to help you begin your Statement of Grant Purpose draft
Once you have a draft, this worksheet will help you peer review or self-assess your Statement of Grant Purpose to identify potential areas for revision
In addition to the formal written documents, Fulbright applicants have to complete three open response prompts: the abstract, host country engagement, and plans upon return. This handout provides an overview for these open responses and prompts to help you begin drafting them
Once you have a draft, this worksheet will help you peer review or self-assess your open response sections to identify potential areas for revision