Personal essay for fellowship application

Do focus on an aspect of yourself that will show your best side. You might have overcome some adversity, worked through a difficult project, or profited from a specific incident. A narrow focus is more interesting than broad-based generalizations.

Sometimes you have a story to share that doesn't quite fit into any of the options above. However, the first five topics are broad with a lot of flexibility, so make sure your topic really can't be identified with one of them. Also, don't equate "topic of your choice" with a license to write a comedy routine or poem (you can submit such things via the "Additional Info" option). Essays written for this prompt still need to have substance and tell your reader something about you.

While this section of the application is just one part we consider when making our admission decision, it helps provide context for the rest of your application.

To learn more, call 1-800-4-LOYOLA or  schedule your visit online .

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personal essay for fellowship application

Personal essay for fellowship application

To learn more, call 1-800-4-LOYOLA or  schedule your visit online .

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personal essay for fellowship application

Personal essay for fellowship application

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personal essay for fellowship application

Personal essay for fellowship application

While this section of the application is just one part we consider when making our admission decision, it helps provide context for the rest of your application.

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personal essay for fellowship application
Personal essay for fellowship application

To learn more, call 1-800-4-LOYOLA or  schedule your visit online .

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Personal essay for fellowship application

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personal essay for fellowship application

Personal essay for fellowship application

Sometimes you have a story to share that doesn't quite fit into any of the options above. However, the first five topics are broad with a lot of flexibility, so make sure your topic really can't be identified with one of them. Also, don't equate "topic of your choice" with a license to write a comedy routine or poem (you can submit such things via the "Additional Info" option). Essays written for this prompt still need to have substance and tell your reader something about you.

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personal essay for fellowship application

Personal essay for fellowship application

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Personal essay for fellowship application

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