Create a 1 page page paper that discusses request for from local businesses. XXX (Enter postal address here) of contact person (Position) of office or scholarship foundation) (Postal address)
3 August 2012
Subject: Request for Scholarship
Dear Sir / Madam.
As one of the hard working and honest citizens of this great country, I would like to be given an opportunity to help shape the future of our nation as one of its foremost medical practitioners .I have always dreamed of attending medical school and completing a Sonography program at our local university. However, I am hindered in achieving this dream by my current financial situation.
I married at the age of 18 and divorced after 2 years. I have since been faced with the task of being the sole financial supporter of my brood of 4. I have a 14 year old daughter, sons who are aged 9 and 7, and an adopted Cambodian son who is now 11 years old. They are the multiple reasons that I am striving to achieve my dream of becoming a doctor. Being a single parent, I am the only role model these children have. Therefore, I must lead them by example. It will be difficult for me to achieve that task if I do not have a college degree as I will be unsuccessful in convincing my children to stay in school in the event that they wish to drop out. I do not want to be that loser parent whose children just get by because they have to. I want to offer them the chance at a better future when they turn 18 rather than the future that I had at that age.
There is no reason for me to not succeed in the field of medical studies. My father is a licensed radiologist and my stepmother is a highly successful nurse practitioner. Medical service is in my blood. But these dreams and lofty ambitions are threatened by the abject poverty that my family and I are currently experiencing. After having been laid off twice from my previous jobs, I have come to realize that I need this retraining if I hope to advance financially in life. But I need your help in achieving this life changing event.
It is with this intention that I humbly come before you with a request that your office consider me for a scholarship. I am relying solely on the goodwill of my neighbors and kind souls to help fulfill my dream.
Thanking you in anticipation of receiving a favorable response from you.