Thursday, October 2, 2014

3rd APU's Essay Requirement

How would APU tuition reduction scholarship assist you in reaching your educational career and goals?

My fate was sealed. Although I received a scholarship for senior high, my father ‘s untimely death made me wonder how I was going to attend university.  Without my father’s income, there was not enough money to pay for my university education.

Despite my financial limitations, I still wish to pursue higher education. There are  many teenagers who have to work to help provide for their families instead of attending university. Just like these teenagers, I have a responsibility to take care of my family. However, I believe getting a higher education is the best way to make a better life for my family. A great education will not only grant me the chance to gain the knowledge, but also the life skills necessary to be successful in life. Therefore, I can confidently  face the world and make a change for my family as well as other people in the world.

Plato once said, “The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future.” Because I am committed to becoming a leader, education is very important. Education will allow me to learn more about myself as an individual and improve my natural abilities. As I meet teachers and friends from different backgrounds, they will guide me and help strengthen the natural talents that I have yet to discover.  My interactions with these teachers and friends will also expose me to and increase my understanding of diversity. Enrolling in APU will allow me to deepen the leadership skills I gained during my time at Sampoerna Academy. It is my life’s goal to help others so that they can have a better life. However, if I am to commit to helping all of humanity, I must first overcome my own fears and receiving the tuition reduction scholarship will afford me that opportunity.

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  1. Hallo Kak! I'm Fadila.
    Your writing is totally inspiring. If you dont mind, I want to ask you several questions related to the APU application process. Can I get your email?

    1. Is that really inspiring? Thank you
      Yeah sure, you can contact me on
      Feel free to email me.