A requirement on our scholarship application is to write out your goals for your project. The application states: “Your goal(s) should be specific and reasonable, considering both short-term and long-term. If you have multiple goals, type each one on a new bullet point.”
And when we say specific, we really do mean specific. This plays off of our post from last week about telling us your story. If you’re telling us about your specific goals, it’s telling us more about your overall project. Here are a few examples:
Short-term goal: Plant flowers in our city park. Long-term goal: Attract more bees
Revamped to more specific:
-Reach out to our town’s local nursery and ask them for locally grown wildflower donations.
-Raise money to purchase additional local wildflowers
-Plan a day to gather the community so that we can work together to plant the wildflowers
– Help upkeep the wildflowers by weeding and watering when needed
– Attract more bees, butterflies, and other insects to our area
– Help local gardens and farms benefit from the higher number of bees in the area with the addition of wildflower beds
Can you see how much more information these specific goals give us and how deeper of a picture it paints when they are written in detail instead of in a general sense?
Our email is also always open to any questions you may have or guidance needed during the process.
You can see more about the scholarship requirements by downloading our checklist here.
For more information on the scholarship, head here.
For our 2023 final submission link, head here.