Sample Essay for Scholarship
Since I was a child I was greatly interested in the world around me in all its respects, and I tried to get the knowledge of it in all the ways possible, reading books of all kinds, from adventure and sci-fi stories to newspapers and encyclopedias, conducting my own “scientific experiments”, watching the animals, plants and insects. When I grew up it all boiled away into two distinct passions: humanities and arts, with mathematics still interesting me greatly, although I understand that it is hardly my goal in life to make discoveries in this field.
Humanities, however, really became the walk of life I have somewhat succeeded in already and intend on going on. Prize-winning places in a number of contests in the fields of English, French and German languages, Literature, Journalism plus more mundane results, like excellent record at school throughout my studies, speak for themselves.
But, of course, academic prowess is not everything. My school provided me with a great opportunity to find and express the inclinations I never knew I had. The school newspaper “Know How” was established in 1993 with exactly this purpose in mind – to form a favorable atmosphere for the development of students’ talents. Since I got in there, I found my real interest in life – drawing. I drew illustrations and caricatures for the newspaper’s issues and a number of contests and feel that my skills in this field have grown considerably since the time I started, which may be proved by several prize-winning places in national contests. Now, when I have 7 years of drawing and more than a thousand pictures under my belt, I may say with confidence that it is what I want to do in future.
I hope that the way of life I’ve chosen will help me develop talents I have and, eventually – make this world a little bit different, a little bit better.