I found a position in my hometown that I'm extremely interested in. I've never applied to Americorps before, and one of the required materials is a motivational statement, i.e. a long-form explanation of why I want to serve with AC. Anyone have tips for writing a winning motivational statement? The closest thing I've written to a motivational statement is a personal statement for grad school, and in retrospect I think I did everything that you're not supposed to with my personal statement. Womp womp. I enjoy writing, but I also tend to err on the side of brevity, so these kinds of essays are my weak spot. Halp!