Students, more than most people, are faced with daily financial struggles. Because most of our time is dedicated toward our studies, we cannot really afford—from a time perspective—to constantly work full time and earn the money we need. This ineligibility to earn and spend my own money was stressing me out, and in some instances, it was deconcentrating me from my studies.
Ever since I became a beneficiary of the IPKO Foundation Scholarship, the amount of the aforementioned stress drastically decreased. Additionally, I have also noticed that ever since I earned this scholarship, I have improved my academic performance and I have an easier time concentrating and working on achieving my goals. Basically, reducing the financial stress has helped my betterment.
Putting the obvious financial benefit aside, this scholarship has also had a much larger impact on a different aspect of my life. I am, and have always been, a very ambitious person with many goals and big plans for my future. I am constantly working on achieving these goals, however, sometimes, I come across problems which I fail to overcome and during these times, it seems that all my hard-work is going unnoticed and I want to give up. Winning the IPKO Foundation Scholarship has shown me that my hard-work is noticed and appreciated, thus, making this scholarship a big motivator which pushes me to work even harder on making my dreams a reality.
I encourage every hard working and ambitious student to apply to this program because this scholarship, although it may not seem so, will help you financially, but more importantly, it will enable you to chase your dreams, and I truly believe that dreams are worth more than money.