These essays are not meant to hold you down to what you choose, but instead to get a feeling for what type of life plan you currently have in mind. What do you want to gain from going to the school in question? What career path do you see yourself following right now, and why? What attracts you about a certain career? Don’t talk about the fame and money. Focus on the lifestyle, the opportunities, and the mental stimulation. You want to show that your current passions are a small part of a longer lifelong passion.
These are some programs that are popular among high school students. This is by no means an exhaustive list of nationally recognized programs. Boy’s/Girls States