Heck the grammar for Personal Statement for University application

Hi,
Can you check my grammar and cut down some words?
I need to have a maximal 1000 words, however I got 1101 words.
Also, can u change the vocabulary that will make it more compelling?

Additionally, please check whether I have successfully answer the question?

Question:
Please answer all of the topics that Pertainto you. If only part of topic Pertainsto you, answer that part. The topics are in four sections. Similarly, your statement should be organized into sections. You only get 1000 words total for the entire statement (four sections combined)

1: Describe any personal or economic hardships or barriers and explain how they directly affected your ability to be successful in college, as reflected in your transcript. As hardships may occur throughout your life, be specific about when you encountered these hardships and how long they lasted.

2: In the context of your life experience, describe your understanding of cultural differences and how this awareness was acquired. Talk about how your experiences influenced the person you are and what you will bring to the Foster School community (i.e. classroom, extracurricular, future career, etc.). You define what experience means to you; if it is important to you, it is important to share.

3: Describe 1-2 experiences that demonstrate leadership or initiative in a group or organization. Please do not use examples from high school unless you have completed high school within the past 18 months. Examples could be taken from: employment, community service, student organizations, or similar situations. Explain what you learned about yourself through the experience(s).

4: How has the educational background of your parents/legal guardians influenced your own education, especially your decision to go to college? What kind of support did you receive in making and pursuing the decision to go to college? Please tell us if you are among the first generation in your family to go to college.

So if I just chose and answer one of the question is it fine? because the question stated that answer the part that pertain to me. it should be good right? because I just answer the first question in 1101 words.

I will attach the document later after I paid.
Thanks

Added on 28.03.2015 21:44
I have 1118 words now please cut down to 1000 words