Best Gift I Ever Had Essay Scholarships

Neha R. Phoenix, AZ

Major: Biomedical Engineering

“Wake up! Wake up!” yelled my uncle, shaking me out of my slumber. Was it time? Was it finally here? I jumped out of bed, my eager eyes wide with excitement.

I had been waiting a year for this moment and, at five-years-old, that was a good 20% of my life. Thinking back, I remembered when I first asked my parents for it; some kids at school had one, and it seemed so exciting! Please, mom? Please, dad? I begged. I’ll love it and play with it and take it everywhere for the rest of my life, I promise. They smiled a little smile at each other, amused with my sudden but heartfelt desire, and eventually said that one magic word: yes. It would be coming soon, they let me know, and all I could do was wait …

Now my parents would be home with it any minute and the anticipation was killing me! I heard the whir of the garage door opening and squealed with delight, running toward the sound. My mom opened up, holding a small bundle in her hands. Finally, finally, I looked at her with awe for the first time as she peered open her tiny eyes, her body wrapped snuggly in a blanket, strands of hair wisping in little curls around her forehead — my baby sister.

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Unigo is offering a $1,500 scholarship to a student who shares about the best gift they've ever received!

What is the best gift that you’ve ever received? Something that meant more to you than anything you’ve ever gotten? Now is your chance to share and be entered for a chance to win a $1,500 scholarship. Read on for all of the details!

Write about the best gift you ever received and be entered to win $1,500!

Eligibility

  • Must be 13 years or older
  • Must be a legal resident of the US or the District of Columbia
  • Must be currently enrolled (or will enroll by Fall 2023) in a post-secondary institution of higher education

How to Apply

  • Submit an online application.
  • Write a short response (250 words or less) answering the following:
    • Not every gift has to be expensive or extravagant. In fact, sometimes it’s the sweet and simple things that make a real difference in our lives. Think back and tell us about something you received as a gift and why it meant so much to you.

Quick Tips

  • Be personal and honest in your response! Do you have an interesting or heartwarming story about gift giving/receiving? Share it!
  • Proofread and avoid grammar/spelling errors.
  • 250 words isn’t a lot – so make each of them count!

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