“When my secondary school exam results were announced (96.8 overall) I realized the enormous burden I was placing on my father. He wouldn’t be able to afford sending me to a university. Despite our unstable economic circumstances, my father borrowed money and went into debt to pay the university’s first installment, and while I felt like all of my hard work was finally paying off, my happiness was bittersweet. I knew that my father was extremely stressed out about his financial situation and the fact that he is indebted.
During my first year, I heard about WA’s scholarship opportunity, only then did I feel like there was a glimmer of hope that I could remove the burden off of my father’s back. I worked really hard and maintained an average of 80% during my first semester, I then applied for the scholarship and got it! I worked double as hard to make sure I could maintain the scholarship, and I got 82 percent during the 2nd semester.”