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How will your scholarship benefit your 2012 studies?
I wish to express my interest in applying for a scholarship as it would enable me to effectively concentrate on completing my studies, not only economically, but also for my personal and professional enrichment.
I have distinguished myself with diligence and determination in my academics throughout secondary school and a scholarship would ensure that my studies are not burdened by any financial constraints.
In addition, a scholarship would also provide me with a wealth of opportunities to take on extra-curricular activities and broaden my experiences to achieve my existing goals. In particular, it will enable me to become more involved in community projects, such as volunteering in the public health care sector and even work on conservation and sustainability projects for the future. This would give me a chance to expand my horizons and develop a stronger sense of civic responsibility, teamwork and leadership as I explore my role in society. A scholarship would ultimately enable me to apply such skills and experience to my ongoing studies and make a positive contribution within the university and wider community.
Furthermore, a scholarship recipient is an important achievement that will not only raise my credentials in the scientific and medical community but also act as a useful vehicle to meet a variety of people who can assist me in achieving my goals and better understand public healthcare to make a significant contribution. This opportunity would further build up and improve my confidence and communication skills, an ability necessary to broaden my development as a scholar and an individual.