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    My sixth-form college runs a no-strings-attached grant to one student in each of three different subject areas who have an offer of AAB+, and I would like to apply for this, but I have some questions. We have to submit a letter that is max. one side of A4 in length. It needs to explain:
    "[My] reasons for wanting to pursue their chosen course – academic interest and where appropriate vocational commitment"
    "How the scholarship will help [me] in pursuit of [my] studies"

    For the first part, I've basically just cut down my personal statement, removing the parts about the skills things have given me and just focussing on why I chose my subject and the things I've done to develop my interest. is this OK?

    For the second part, I've talked about how it will ease the financial burden of going to university, since the city my firm choice is in has a high cost of living. Should I mention the university by name? It is very high-ranking, but I'm not sure if I'd look like a **** by mentioning it. Secondly, my mum passed away in April of this year, and if I have still met my offer I think that says a lot about me, but I don't know if putting it in would sound a bit sob story? I also don't see how I would go about including it tbh, since it doesn't really mean I need the money anymore because of it... If anything I'm gonna be better off, because of life insurance and the fact I'm gonna get more student finance, so idk... Thoughts?

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