Today, I’m here to express my joy and excitement…. I finally got the Scholarship to further my studies!
Okay, this dream started approximately three years ago.
It had always been my wish to travel and see more of the world since my childhood years. But those aspirations were put on hold because they had seemed so out of reach.
Years came and went by. I grew up and completed my studies but getting a job, and keeping one became such a problem. During those hustles, I decided that the idea of adding another degree in the bag would make me better suited for an even better career in the future. And somehow, my long put-off dream of traveling the world came surfacing back to mind too.
That’s when the thought of pulling off those two dreams together occured to me. And bwoy, did it start to seem like such a good idea! And like that, I embarked on my quest for a scholarship to study abroad😚
The journey wasn’t a smooth one I have to say. It was a really exhausting one. I can’t count how many times my heart bled from disappointment. Each time that, ‘we regret to inform you that you were not selected…’ statement greeted my email’s inbox, my heart would drop to the pit of my stomach. It always hurt so much.
But somehow, I would convince myself to get back up and continue with applications, hopeful that one day, it would all be worth it!
The blessing came with the very last news from the numerous applications I had made. Results from all the other scholarships had already been released and were all negative. But there was just one more,
The tension was thick in the air like a visible thing and the closer I got to the date of the release of those results, the harder it became to handle. I did my best to keep it together until a mail dropped in my inbox, alerting me that the long wait was finally over! With shaking hands I quickly tapped the link in the mail to my dashboard. My eyes darted to the bottom of the dashboard and….voilà!
The Scholarship written in all its bloody splendour 🤭🤭🤭
I could hardly believe it😁
Finally here it was, long dreamt of and now in the flesh..
A couple of days later, the long awaited email arrived in my inbox and this time round, it read as thus;
‘Greetings and good wishes, we would like to congratulate you upon securing 100% Scholarship (Fully funded) under the study in India Scholarship Program…’
Oh my God! So, it had all been worth it in the end! Hallelujah!
Therefore, allow me take this opportunity to thank the Scholarship team for the opportunity, my recommenders, my friends and family who have been there since day one, encouraging me and praying for me.
Afoyo matek 🙏🏿❤️
And lastly, I thank the Almighty God for making my dream come true. Glory and Honour to his name forever, amen.