For a single mother of two, it is truly hard to send the children to a prestigious University in the city. Yet, she was confident that her two kids will be enrolled in the institution for the coming school year.
That was more than two decades ago. My mother’s dream is to provide the best school for us even though she knew that she can’t afford it. What drives her to stay positive? The good grades that my brother and I have are the only passport for our success.
On the second semester of my freshman years, I became a recipient of a scholarship sponsored by a philanthropist. He aims to provide financial aid for students like me who are persistent to further higher education.
Scholarships are awarded to the student for different reasons. There is no obligation to pay. It could be artistic or athletic excellence but, the most common is the student's academic potential. I have good grades just enough to get the scholarship. To maintain this type of scholarships, a student must maintain the required grades. Failure to maintain the grades would mean that the scholarship is over for you.
In my case, I was able to graduate in a University because of the scholarship granted to me. I did not make it on the last semester of my senior years but, I was also a working student in the library. Juggling my scholarship and work spells hard work and perseverance and the equation is success. The road is not easy but, I made it.
If you think you qualify for a scholarship, check out what is available for you. Study hard and maintain the required grades. Good luck!