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December 24, 2018

The gift of a scholarship

Wouldn’t you call it a win-win situation if a program is carefully designed to naturally give you support but at the same time aid you to accomplish your goals? Sponsorship is universally known to be one of the most powerful tools out there, and Ipko Foundation thoughtfully provides you with a great example of a program which subtly shifts the focal point of the students and wisely directs them into taking their academic education into their own hands under the unfortunate circumstances that we live in.

I don’t want to emphasize the current condition that our academic system is in right now in our country among many other things that hinder students to achieve what they want, but I will speak of the achievements, the empowerment on personal development and the strengthening of the awareness that personal success is interdependent with the contributions and support of other individuals and organizations.

Speaking at a personal level having the financial burden of education lifted from my shoulders has given me the freedom to focus on what is important. Obtaining a scholarship pushes me and provides me with the motivation to work even harder.

With a scholarship like this, you are enabled to obtaining high-quality credentials, new qualifications, and skills, and expanded professional networks and career prospects through the specific activities and innovative ways you choose to use your scholarship. It enables you to reach your potential as a contributor to society, where otherwise you would have been unable to. And at the national level, benefits are visible in workforce development in the foreseeable future.

I hope scholarship donors understand the impact that their gifts have on the lives of many students in this area, and I encourage new and current students to apply for scholarships!

-Arba Hatashi