This is the wrong approach, and it’s unlikely to produce good results.
Gaining calm and control, I conclude the Largo movement and the music develops into a brighter Allegro, or Vivace.
I might boldly attempt triplet passages, with accelerando.
For the Opp U Achievers Scholarship, we ask applicants to tell us about what makes them an achiever. It’s written with elegance and illustrates—with concrete examples—exactly what we’re looking for: that Stella is an achiever who has overcome obstacles to make her dreams and the dreams of others come true.
What we’re looking for essentially breaks down into three pieces: Because of this, Stella succeeds in what she’s writing about, but she also succeeds in how she’s writing about it. Anthony O’Leary, a senior at Kearny High School in California, won our scholarship in November 2018.
Stella Gitelman Willoughby, an incoming freshman at Berklee College of Music, received the Opp U Achievers Scholarship in May 2018. I stumble daily—literally from Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and seizures, metaphorically from autism, dyslexia, and a mood disorder.
Every moment is unpredictable; I balance precariously.They’ll look at tons of impressive candidates, but for them, what they want to find is someone who’s the right fit. Many scholarships are created with a particular population or cause in mind, so you might have everything going for you—straight As, extracurriculars, strong community service—but if your accomplishments aren’t the type of accomplishment they’re looking for, you’re not going to get the scholarship.Think of it this way: A master painter won’t get a scholarship that’s intended for a photographer.A math genius won’t get a scholarship that’s intended for a history buff.A baseball player—no matter how good—won’t get a scholarship that’s intended for a football player. Instead of applying for a slew of scholarships that don’t match up with your particular talents, focus your efforts on the select few that do. Is there anything else that you can discern by reading between the lines?It’ll be work, but this is another reason why it’s so critical to pick the right scholarships to apply to.If you focus on five scholarships instead of 50, you’ll have far fewer essays to write, and you’ll be able to put your full resources toward each of them.My musical expressions, the embodiment of my challenges, have won awards nationally and internationally.I am an ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award winner. Louis, Honolulu, Canada and Italy, have echoed with sounds of my compositions.At Opp U, we carefully review hundreds of essays to choose the next recipient of our scholarship.For the applicants, there’s a lot on the line—,500 to be exact.