Certain applications request a brief personal statement, which is, above all, an academic personal statement. This provides you with an opportunity to illustrate your motivation, goals, and dedication to your studies. It is important to consider how your personal statement enhances your overall proposal and how you fit the mission of the funding sponsor. Below are some resources to assist you as you draft your personal statement. While some may have been written for a certain award, they still contain generally helpful tips.
Writing a Personal Statement for Fellowships and Awards | FSU Career Center
Writing a Personal Statement for Fellowship Applications | University of Massachusetts, Lowell
Writing a Personal Statement for Scholarships and Fellowships | Pomona College
Writing the Personal Statement | Purdue Online Writing Lab
Tips for Writing a Personal Statement | Carnegie Mellon University
Writing Personal Statements | Cornell College