Personal Essay

Personal Essay

Use the directions below to write your personal essay as part of your Nina Scholars application. Once completed, submit your essay to


A 1–2 page essay.


The essay should observe the general rules of English grammar. It is also recommended that you put your name on each page of the essay. The essay should be saved as a word processing file or PDF.

Essay Question

Based upon one or more of the eligibility criteria, how do you qualify for the Nina scholarship? What are your life goals and how will obtaining a college degree further these goals? How do you plan to balance your personal and academic responsibilities? What support systems do you currently have/need to help you succeed?