Delete the verb and then the subject. Like this,
1. JohnDelete the subject-verb:
wasa young man from laos Hewanted to become an electrical engineer.2. He mailed a scholarship application to the East-West Center, It isan educational and cultural institution for Asian and American students.3. Three months later Obama received a reply, It wasa letter of acceptance to the East-West Center.
4. He had been awarded a four-year scholarship,
It wasa total sum of four thousand dollars.
Student or Learner