I am applying to our organization‘s scholarship program to pay for graduate school (if I get accepted).
One of essay questions is:
Why is graduate study important at this time in your life?
Well, there are lot of personal reasons for that. For instance, I wish to get my mind off a terrible tragedy in my life that happened about a year or two ago, and they say being productive and busy is one of the best ways to get over things.
Question: How much personal things to include in a scholarship essay? Would this add depth to the essay, or simply detract. I mean, the word life is in the question and it includes all sorts of things beyond academics and career.
Thank you all for your feedback.
It also answered other questions that I did not post, so a big thank you to all.