Help with College & Grad School Applications/Phd application question



I am applying to the phd programme. In the application section there is a question ' what will be the benefit to the school if we admit you?'. Somehow I am not sure how to answer this question.

Would be grateful if you can help me out.


Dear Parisa,

They want to know how you will use your education to bring fame, fortune, or power to the school, its alumni and its students.  The way to approach this question depends on what you are planning to study. If you are planning on studying something that can help mankind, such as technology or medicine, than it is easy for you to explain how an invest in your education will be repaid many times over through your service to others.

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