Many Ohio Wesleyan students go on to high-profile graduate and professional schools. Here is a small sample of the application essays written by these students, including many of our Sagan Writing Award winners. (Notice the power of an engaging first sentence!)
Scroll down the page to see essays in specific categories.
Sagan Award Winning Essays
Ahmed Wiqar -- "As someone who spent his early life planning to study biology, I took a long time . . . to realize that the answers to the questions that interested me most lay not in the natural, but rather the social sciences."
2013 - 2018
Eileen Foley -- "I have had a range of academic and extra-curricular experiences that have prepared me to fully benefit from and contribute to the Boston University Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine Program."
Sijia Scarlet He -- "My mother was called a 'cursed girl'."
Niveditha Mannivannan -- "In late 2004, a tsunami hit my life, both literally and figuratively."
Jocelyne Munoz -- "As a child, I wanted to own an ice cream truck."
Additional Model Essays by Category
Medical School Personal Statements
Law School Personal Statements
Essay #1: I was a Midwestern girl from a small Ohio town who agreed to spend a semester as a Politics and Government intern in Washington D.C. I felt a little like the five-year-old girl who stood in the doorway of my kindergarten classroom while my mom gently nudged me forward saying, "You are going to be fine, honey."
National Science Foundation Personal Statements
Rhodes Scholarship Essays
Statements of Purpose
Essay #1: In my family there is a tradition of interest in science: my grandmother was a college professor in chemistry and physics, and both my parents were trained as mechanical engineers in college.