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New post 27 Feb 2009, 10:21
So I got an email this morning saying I need to complete the Application for Tuck School of Business Scholarships. I applied to Tuck through the Consortium so I was very surprised to so I needed to fill this info out. Along with some tax info Tuck requires a 500 word biographical essay.

Please write a short biographical essay, no longer than 500 words, telling us about
yourself. Noteworthy topics may include:
• Undergraduate degree and honors or awards
• Extracurricular activities (volunteer, leadership, sports, etc.)
• Work experience


**Anyone have any tips on this essay - They already have my College/Previous Work Experience/Why MBA/Why Now/Short-term/Long-term goals essay.

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New post 27 Feb 2009, 12:56
Yea got the same surprise Email
I did not check the finanacial aid deadlines since Tuck did not show any signs of life till now
(I yesterday got a clarification on this from a current student and other applicants and it seems they are not inviting for interviews).
any way its weekend and my accountant is probably sailing in his boat so i will have a pressing time to get all those tax returns.
I asked around about the essay and the answer i got was it should be your background (where you grew up, school history, what you have done professionally etc. )

hopes it helps

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New post 28 Feb 2009, 10:58
I got it too lsuguy. Fortunately, I've already done my taxes & FAFSA. My bio was only about 400 words, and pretty dry.

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New post 28 Feb 2009, 12:34
I concentrated little bit more on my upbringing and how it shaped my interests that I mentioned in my resume and application. I also briefly talked about my job choices and future goals and what that meant to me. But I did not get any $$, so not sure if I put together the best possible essay.

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New post 01 Mar 2009, 11:34
I actually split mine into 2 short essays - one on my career aspirations and one on my community involvement...I didn't get any money either, so I'm not sure what the best approach is. If I remember correctly, the financial aid committee will not read your essays, so feel free to include repetitive information.

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New post 02 Mar 2009, 07:44
I picked an event that had a substantial impact on my interests, passions, professional aspirations, etc. (from college), and described how it has shaped the direction of my life since. (For what it's worth, I did receive some scholarship money.) Also, a little trick for filling out the application -- if you have Adobe Acrobrate Pro, you can fill it out on a computer through the "typewriter" functionality. Good luck!

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New post 02 Mar 2009, 14:54
My essay pretty much was a longer version of my goals essay. I just added in some additional details about why I wanted to do my long-term goals, and more about my current work experience. I actually reused a lot of the text from my Tuck goals essay. And yup, I did get $ from Tuck. :)

Edit: I think the Tuck thread also has more on what others on the board wrote for the schollie essays.

hope this helps!

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New post 02 Mar 2009, 15:17
Longer version? The essay I was asked to write is 500 word max - biography essay so Tuck can get to know you. I emailed it in this morning so got my fingers crossed I've got a lot of red ink in my profile.

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New post 02 Mar 2009, 15:25
lsuguy7 wrote:
Longer version? The essay I was asked to write is 500 word max - biography essay so Tuck can get to know you. I emailed it in this morning so got my fingers crossed I've got a lot of red ink in my profile.


Well I basically stretched out the goals piece from earlier essays and went into more detail about the goals and the background..

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