I am applying for a university scholarship program, and as part of the application I have to write some essays but I don't understand what they want exactly in the first essay. The question is written like this:
Household information and Statement of Need
Describe the challenges you have faced in your path to education until this point. Please include the following:
Who has supported your academic achievements until now? (financially and/or other)
Which challenges did you overcome during your secondary education?
So my question is: when they ask "Which challenges did you overcome during your secondary education?" are they only asking about financial issues/challenges or also other kind of challenges?
Is it OK if I talk about family problems(non financial) that have negatively affected some moments of my education?
I would like also to ask if anyone could give me a link to an article or some other other online resource that has tips to writing a good essay, I have already googled but I can't find anything very useful.