I am applying for this scholarship, as I am sure I have enough knowledge and needed skills to be here and study at this university. I am going to be the first one in my family to graduate from college, and it makes me to be very proud of myself. This scholarship is very important for me, as I am working very hard in order to deserve it. This scholarship would be a wonderful possibility for me to become an educative person, and also to strengthen my knowledge and broaden my mind. I would also like to mention that I would need some academic support such as expressing my ideas in writing, access to the laptop, test-taking skills and study groups. These specific academic needs that I have right now will be a great help in order for me to achieve my short term and long terms goals and also improve my knowledge. First of all expressing my ideas in writing. As I am an international student, I would appreciate any support in order to help me understand the main points and the main ideas in expressing my thoughts and ideas in English and especially in writing language. I would like to strengthen my knowledge and avoid any spelling, punctuation and grammar mistakes. I think having access to the laptop is also a great possibility to study more effectively. Having an access to the laptop on a daily basis would help me and also other students work for our classes. Working with a laptop also includes having Internet connection. So, with the help of laptop and Internet I would have the possibility to be well prepared for my classes. It is such a pleasure to spend some hours after classes in the library working on my home assignment, typing some useful information and essays needed for different classes. Also, it would be great to find useful information and read some news on the Internet, and then with all the pleasure to go back home. I am not saying that I have I have to spend every single day in from of the computer, however, couple days per week would help me out. Study groups. To my mind, study groups are the most effective form of studying. Studying in small groups with my classmates is a wonderful possibility to get to know them better, to make more friends, to experience my English, and also the most important is studying. I think these study groups can bring a huge impact not only for me but for other students also, for example, preparing for the tests, quizzes and finals, discuss a lot of important issues and questions. During the study groups, students can have fun at the same time while studying and getting ready for classes. To be honest, I am not very good in taking different kinds of test. That is why I would like to receive some help and support in this field. I may know a lot of information needed for my exam, but I get so nervous while taking these tests, so I get a little bit confused. Also, a lot of the answers that a very similar mess me up and then I start to doubt which answer is correct. So these are my academic needs that can help me achieve my goals and make my studying easier and more comfortable.
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