Recipients in the 2016/17 Academic Year
Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honours in Counselling and Psychology
Hong Kong Shue Yan University
I am so grateful to receive the Endeavour Scholarship. This is essential for my learning and studies.
I am already a 23-years-old girl. You may wonder why I was admitted as an undergraduate at this age. I was diagnosed with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus when I was preparing the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (DSE) Examination at the aged of 17. I was too sick to go to school, and rested for a period of time. But I did not give up. I participated in the DSE examination three times and persisted every time although I felt really sick. Finally, I attained an acceptable examination results and started studying in the university.
My disease affects my organs a lot and makes me hard to study. This scholarship encourages me to study harder and harder. It gives me courage and encouragement, as it confirms my worthiness in society and makes me feel confident as well. As my disease has yet to be cured, I usually need to undergo treatments in hospitals. Since I have such a unique experience, I will treasure my studies much more than others do. I know that everything cannot be taken for granted, so I immersed myself in studies so that I can enjoy the fruitful life in the university.
I love helping others so I study counselling and psychology. I hope that I can equip myself in these four years and can help people in the near future. I will try my very best to overcome all the difficulties and challenges in my life journey.
Last Review Date: 06/12/2017