The personal statement is an important part of your application to the SF State Guardian Scholars Program (GSP) and you should give thoughtful consideration to your essay. We use your personal statement to learn more about you as an individual so think of a personal statement as your opportunity to introduce yourself to us. What would you like us to know about you that may be evident from a review of the rest of your application? You can share your talents, experiences, achievements and points of view.
Please tell us why you have decided to apply to GSP. How has being a current/former foster youth influenced your desire to pursue higher education? What is your motivation? You may want to write about people who have influenced you, experiences that have shaped you, difficulties or obstacles you have overcome, goals and hopes you have the future. What are your academic and career goals? Feel free to add anything else you consider important.
Regardless of what you choose to write about, your personal statement should reflect your own ideas and be written by you alone. Present your ideas in a focused, thoughtful manner and support them with specific