Young Writers Institute

2024 Special Focus: Writing Personal Statements

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Description: If you're applying for scholarships, internships, colleges, or other special opportunities, you may be asked to write a Personal Statement. But what is a Personal Statement? How do you get started? How do you know what to write about? Join us for a week to explore these questions and learn about common pitfalls and best practices. By the end of this session, you'll have a solid Personal Statement to submit with any application! 

For over forty years, WSIP has held summer programs for high school students to support their development of reading, writing, and critical thinking skills. We build a community of writers comprised of students at varying skill levels and with varying interests


What: WSIP Young Writers Institute: Personal Statements

Who: 20 students in grades 9-12

Where: Online only

When: July 8-11, 9 am - 12 pm

What else: Workshops, writing activities, and feedback

Cost: $200

Application link opens on Friday, April 26 Register Now

Remember to submit your permission waivers. You can download them here and upload with your application.



More Information

Read more about the Young Writers Institute in the UA College of Humanities News .
Watch videos about past institutes on our YouTube channel

The Young Writers Institute is appreciative to have received the following awards:

  • 2018 Marshall Foundation Award
  • 2017 College of Humanities Teaching and Outreach Grant

Please note: The YWI is not a residential program. Housing and meals are not provided.