Grace qualifies us when we are not qualified. There is always a light at the end of the tunnel only if you are patient enough to wait and see the light. Today, we have an awesome being with us and lets get to meet him.
Welcome to honournaija_blog, can we meet you sir?
Thank you very. My name is Chukuma Samuel, a graduate of Federal University of Technology, Owerri. I did my masters degree in food science at University of British Columbia. I am from Anambra State and my hobby is singing.
Oh great, first Igbo person to get on my blog😄, what inspired you to seek scholarship and to study outside Nigeria?
Nothing really😄. I finished with a first class and my school does not retain first class students, perhaps if they do, I would not have applied for a scholarship.
Hmmm. Were you rejected?? how did you handle it? share your experience
Yeah, of course, I had some rejections and yes rejection is normal. I did not feel bad because I felt I was not doing something right. So each time I get a rejection, I go back to my mentors for more encouragement and I pressed on.
Lovely, Did you feel excited after getting one? Share your experience.
Yes, I was excited. I was serving in Kano then, I just got back from my primary place of assignment inside the hot sun😄 when I received a call from UBC that my scholarship application was successful. I was greatly excited.
Smiles, From your experience, what are the needful things to be done before securing a scholarship?
Yes, work on your CV. Look at your strength and weakness and channel them well. Anyone can apply for scholarship but you need to know where you fit in.
Thank you, Any platform that students can get scholarships from? please share
Yes, there are group pages meant for scholarship applications on whatsapp, twitter and facebook. Get to join these platforms and maximize the informations you find there.
Studying outside Nigeria, how does it feel?? Stressful, tasking or quite with ease? Share your experience.
Yes, studying outside Nigeria is tough, adventurous and exciting. You get to meet new people, make new friends and expand your knowledge too.
Inspiring, What are your words of advice to intending scholarship applicants.??
My advice is that you do a lot of research online, know what you want like the desired country you want to go to, your desired course of study as well. A lot of people get confused on what to apply for but knowing what you want beforehand saves you from dilemma. Thank you.
Wow, excellent. Thank you so much sir for coming, I have been inspired.