As of last Friday, ALL of my plans (A, B, C, and D) worked out. I remember some people saying that there is a possibility that that may happen and I just laughed that off… but lo and behold! I got everything — that is amazing…yet it is also a reflection of my competitiveness as a candidate. Hard work pays off! I am extremely fortunate for the people who have supported me in all of my endeavors and will continue to do so in my future. I’ve met and gotten to know people I never could have imagined that I would be able to. From them, I am learning a lot about the world and how much I can maximize my potential. All of that combined with my determination, I know my future will hold so much promise!
I was awarded the Critical Language Scholarship, the Boren Award, CIEE Beijing, China Intensive Chinese Language Program, CET Harbin, and the Fulbright ETA to Taiwan. I am waiting to hear back from Global Scholars and will apply for some more scholarships if I can make the time to do so.
Overall, I have made my decision.
This semester, life is stressful AND it is good!
I am very proud of myself. I’ve had a very mindful and meaningful learning experience during my four years at UMW, and look forward to celebrating my accomplishments!