Mathematics has been said to be the queen of all sciences, the language of nature and the universe and nothing confirms this idea more than studying it further. The beauty of mathematics is what made me start to study it, I wanted nothing more than to explore every nook and cranny that the world of mathematics had to offer. I wanted to know every possible application of it starting from the obvious like technology and economics to more obscure ones like mapping of music patterns to predict which songs will be catchy. What fascinates me the most is the philosophy of mathematics, the idea that only absolute truths are acceptable and starting with some very simple rules you can build unbelievably complex and perfect systems.
Needless to say that I love mathematics and choosing what to study was not a really hard choice. I started university with a very pure enthusiasm, it took a while to get used to the system but once I did things went pretty smoothly during my first year, I truly thought I was good at it. One day I stopped to think and realized that all I got good at was memorizing stuff until my next exam and spewing those memorized lines all over the exam sheet, I noticed that I was not encouraged to learn but to replicate, this realization hit me really hard and made me feel empty inside. I knew of the greatness of mathematics and I was determined to explore it, the problem was that the university was a priority and I did not have enough luxury money to spend on my fascination.
I was using the bare minimum of money to live in a foreign city and continue my studies so it was clear that if I wanted to feel whole and pursue knowledge I would need to find some source of money to help me so I started to look into scholarships, that’s when I stumbled upon the IPKO Foundation Scholarship program and immediately gave it a shot. If I say that I wasn’t surprised to win I’d be lying.
From that day my library has grown exponentially, filled with magnificent books written by amazing mathematicians on truly mesmerizing subjects, I took every online course that there is to be taken and I can truly say I am fulfilled.
So if there is something that you always wanted to do, a dream, a passion you want to follow and you find that money is the only obstacle in your way, try this scholarship, it will certainly help. I honestly believe that if you are truly passionate about your cause the people at IPKO Foundation will definitely notice it, you will get what you need and things you never knew you needed, the people that you will meet and the relationships that you will form are priceless. So go ahead take control of your life, find out what you want, face every obstacle and tackle it head on and always remember nothing can stop you.