If I Could, You Definitely Can! – OréJésú
Dear CIB Reader, November is half way already and I am hopeful that the remaining weeks of 2019 shall hold beautiful memories for us all.
Today on the blog, we have the inspiring story of an amazing individual to share.
Her name is Miss OréJésú Ajayi and I see her as a great achiever. Kindly read her piece below:
“Hello everyone! Application for the Commonwealth Shared Scholarships is open and many seem to have been caught unawares or somewhat unprepared. However, others are very scared of not being selected. Well, not to worry, I’m here to say, “you can do it“, Sincerely.
I heard about the scholarship for the first time from Olaoluwa Abagun. I picked it up from there and went on to research about it and took note of the application timeline.
Prior to that time, I applied for admissions at various UK universities in preparation for the scholarship but to my amazement, the schools that offered me admission weren’t on the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship list that year. Unusually, I didn’t feel bad but I reviewed the list of eligible courses as well as schools and applied for admission at the University of Warwick, since it had a course that aligned with my career direction -Gender and International Development.
I worked on it alongside my Commonwealth application. Actually, I didn’t think about the selection criteria at all but I put in my best in the application with the little experience I had in my chosen career.
The application essays were really tough but I pushed through despite different challenges. I fell sick at some point during the process but I didn’t give up neither did I stop giving my best (reviewing, receiving feedback, reflecting, rewriting and reviewing). I told myself that it was better to attempt than chicken out along the way.
Through hard work, tenacity, resilience and God’s favour, I found myself receiving two competitive and prestigious awards:
- The University of Sussex Chancellor’s International Scholarship;
- The Commonwealth Shared Scholarship
The essence of this short piece is to encourage someone who has a dream to study abroad through a fully funded scholarship.
Please give it a good shot. If I could get it at my first attempt, you can do so too. As Nike caption says, “Just Do It”💪🏾💪🏾
Indeed, there is no excuse not to try and Super Congratulations to Orejesu for this outstanding feat. To find out more on the ongoing Commonwealth Shared Scholarship, kindly visit here.
More importantly, If you would love to know more about her journey so far in the fight for Gender Equality, do well to visit her LinkedIn Profile
Don’t forget that Quality Education is Power and you deserve it.
Have a beautiful weekend ❤