I am supposed to submit a two page project (essay) for scholarship application which says: demonstrate your skills in leadership, creativity and social responsibility. The structure of the project description should include, introduction, problem statement, methodology,results and conclusion.
"Reach high in the sky and if i should happen to miss, I'd still be among the stars!" My name is salma siddiqua and i live in makkah. This is what i used to tell myself everyday for 10 years on my journey to school,75 km away in Jeddah. This strong willpower to propel myself to the stars and back and never let anything slow me down has fueled me to go on.
I was born in Bangladesh and from the day i was born I've never accepted failure.My parents would tell me when i was younger and didn't know how to make a paper aeroplane,I'd sit for hours trying and asking mom why i couldn't do it while everyone else could.As i took each step towards high school, my inquisitive mind burned with reverent curiosity at how things worked around me. I had dreams of changing the world. Granted, those dreams were only the dreams of a child but they've lasted many many years.
High school helped me to refine my passion for the world of science with my particular interest about electrical engineering and communication. Electronic communication has changed our lives in a period of less then several decades. I'm determined to take part in this changing!
Even as a child, i was a natural leader and my friends would automatically turn to me when it comes to decision making. From sorting out everyone during our catching catch sessions to later organizing school plays, INTERNATIONAL MOTHER LANGUAGE DAY, annual picnic has helped me express my ideas and in turn enhance my level of confidence. In fact, my teachers would always pick me up to be the host speaker at any special event held in school.Their wholehearted trust and sheer belief in me that i can excel beyond just academic success, led me to work vigorously and step on my first ladder of success when I's elected as a Deputy Head Girl of BISJ at college. Armed with leadership, dedication and responsibility, i had to face even greater challenges.
Besides involvement in academics and leadership position, i have never failed to miss a thrill out of my extracurriculars which involved participating in plays,debates,group songs, decorating stages for functions etc. Speaking of accomplishments, I's nominated as the winner at Liter Olympics, third position at science exhibition, and won a trophy for being the fastest runner! In fact, my enthusiasm for sports won me a Basketball championship(Girls) at college. Above all things, this sport has given me the love of life as throughout i experienced pain,sacrifice,adversity,success and most importantly team spirituality!
Finally as foreigner living abroad, i have been bridging cultures throughout my life. This experience has taught me to look for differences to compromise and similarities to sympathize in order to balance different cultures. Moreover, coming from a six person household and being the first child, I's taught never to take life for granted as things have always been tight for my family.its not that we have ever done without the essentials, its just that we font have some of the luxuries that other people take for granted. As such it has not been possible for me to fully rely on my parents for my education. Despite this, I'm willing to take any hardships i fit means acquiring education that will last a lifetime.
What this scholarship would mean to me? it would mean i could access the gateway of knowledge and the success in the horizon. To education also means freedom and without a degree i'll never be truly free.This scholarship would not only mean the world to me but to my family as well.
Though at BISJ, I feel I've acquired the values and the burning desire to benefit others in this journey of life, i do not yet have the sophistication,knowledge and wisdom to behold what the future hold in store for me. I believe that EFFAT UNIVERSITY of jeddah, above all others can guide me towards the life of greatness and I'll make the scholarship committee proud by taking me into their alumni.
#i'm not sure about the conclusion. please help me! my deadline is tomorrow!any help and feed back is greatly helpful!
#also, i need a catchy title for my essay!! please suggest one!