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Stipendium Hungaricum Sample Motivation Letter – The Scholar’s Diary
- November 18, 2020
- Posted by: Aradhana Pandey
- Category: Education
Since the application portal of Stipendium Hungaricum is already open and I’ve been receiving messages from aspiring scholars for a sample of a motivation letter, I decided to share my entry last year. Because I understood the anxiety, insecurity and doubts you have in the initial stage of the application, I hope you can find the inspiration to write your own story and just stay true to yourself. We have different stories to tell to the judges anyway.
A woman should never be afraid to take up science and engineering.
At a young age, Science fascinated me. It stole my heart that no matter how I try to shift focus, I always find a way back. In a society where men are better than women in this field, I believe in my unwavering passion for my dreams. I firmly believe that the Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Program can help turn dreams into reality.
I am a risk-taker. I probably change my last name to adaptability because, in the past 20 years, I experienced different cultures. I grew up on the Eastern Visayas’ soil until my tenth grade. It was in those years that I became a representative of my country, along with 45 other delegates, to Japan for eight days under the JENESYS 2.0 7th Japan Language Batch. I also made some short trips because of my competitions in essay writing contests and quiz bees. When I transferred to another island to study senior high, I appreciated the Western culture and values that I experienced at Silliman University. Indeed, I became independent in those years living far away from home. In my tertiary years, I moved to Cebu. I experienced the fast-paced city life, but it was rather a polluted one. Garbage dumped in rivers, plastic wrappers on the road, and inadequate drainage facilities. Although I was not able to finish my tertiary studies here, I realized more reasons why my country needs science and engineering.
I am a gamechanger. In the eyes of my parents, I can’t finish my studies abroad because we’re not that financially blessed. I don’t want to follow my gut feeling either, but it so happened that I was part of the pioneering batch of a curriculum change in our educational system. There’s no perfect implementation, but it did mess things up even in my tertiary studies. This circumstance made me stumble upon Stipendium Hungaricum and study abroad in general. I stepped outside my comfort zone to pursue the track on what they call the impossible. Yes, I am willing to go the extra mile for the things I love. More than anything, I am eager to become one of the game-changers for our society to improve.
I particularly chose to apply in your program because I found hope with its core mission. When I read about the underlying reasons for this bilateral educational agreement, my inner self figures out that this is the missing piece to the jigsaw puzzle for my dreams. Both of our ambitions for our own countries fit perfectly. As an applicant, I am simply a woman wanting to create just a small spark of passion for science and technology in my country and use the knowledge gained for this advocacy. I want to start local. I want to help my hometown improve in this aspect, and if I’m not even a bachelor’s degree holder, how would people trust me?
Whereas, your organization would want to attract international students to your country. I may not be a top international student, but I believe I can help my own country and, at the same time, achieve my dreams. This educational opportunity that you give to other nationalities is like a ripple a fish makes when it swims back to the sea. The journey of that fish may not be easy, but it will be worth it. I want to be that fish. I want to strengthen the diplomatic relations between Hungary and the Philippines even more by applying for this scholarship program. There’s still no clear blueprint on how I’ll do it, but I’m brave to the doors you’ll let me open if ever I get to become one of your scholars.
I am not the perfect candidate because I do admit I have flaws in my record, like the three subjects I withdrew in my last semester. However, I trust the confidence I have for myself that I’m one of the right candidates. If given the opportunity, I will not let my words stay in this motivation letter. I’ll do my best to put these words into actions and collaborate with people who share the same vision as I do. Because in achieving our dreams, I believe more in the beauty of collaboration than competition.
You can jumpstart your journey as a Stipendium Hungaricum scholar at https://apply.stipendiumhungaricum.hu/. You can find helpful information about the application process in their website https://stipendiumhungaricum.hu/
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