When I was a little kid, everything seemed easy, the world was at my feet, and I had “when I get older I can do anything” mindset. Now that I am older, nothing is simple, the world seems out of reach. I know life isn’t boundless but has many limits. I could go back to the time when my parents sheltered me from the harsh realities I face growing up. I can remember the point in my life where I was not a kid anymore, and I gained perspective on life. The value of education is something that I have understood since a very young age. One day, my mother took me to her workplace. I felt like I was in a different world where I could witness her giving a lecture. I grew up seeing how she encountered hardships as a mother of two children and at the same time as a professor at the university.
After I graduated Lyceum, I became certain that if I wanted to pursue a higher education I needed to be persistent and determined to achieve my career aspirations. However, I would not be at this level in my education without my mother’s support. She has provided me with a decent quality of life, without having my father’s emotional and economic assistance. I would not say I am from a disadvantaged family. My mother receives one of the higher salaries in Uzbekistan. Nevertheless, as South Korea is one of the most developed countries on the globe, cost of living and salaries are different here. Although I am in the process of job hunting to cover my expenses, as an international student who is facing different obstacles of independent life, I am having a hard time to find a decent job. I cannot let a financial issue will be the obstacle on my journey toward growth. Due to this reason, I am seeking financial aid to continue my studies and personal development at Korea University.
I know that all of my goals will remain dreams if I do not complete my degree. Therefore, I am committed to working hard and looking for opportunities that could help me make my goals a reality I decided that I will attain a career as a psychologist since my passion has always been assisting others and trying to improve their quality of life. Therefore, I think that pursuing such a career will provide me the opportunity to help improve the community’s health quality conditions and learn about their mental needs.
I am grateful to find opportunities like the one that your scholarship program is providing to students like me who are constantly fighting for the right to receive an education. I will remain persistent and keep working hard until I reach my career goals. I am hopeful to become one of your scholarship winners so that I can continue on my pathway to becoming a qualified psychologist.