- A Nigerian lady said she got a rejection mail from a UK-based charitable organisation founded in 1979 which offers scholarships to the less privileged students
- But in a miraculous twist, the same organisation which rejected her application sent her another mail, notifying her of the offer of a fully-funded scholarship in the UK.
- She said all these happened in a space of one month and that she is now pursuing a Master of Public Health in the UK under the scholarship
In what could be described as a miraculous twist of events, a Nigerian lady has narrated how she got a big scholarship offer from an organisation that had earlier on rejected her application.
The lady identified as Onome Etim said she got a rejection mail from Allan & Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust, a UK-based scholarship body that offers a helping hand to less privileged students wishing to study abroad.
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She said what followed the rejection mail shocked her as one month later, she got another email from the same body notifying her of he admittance into a fully funded scholarship in the UK.
In a story she shared on LinkedIn, she wrote:
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"About 5 months ago, I received my last scholarship rejection mail. I felt a mix of emotions, and content was not one. I had already accepted the reality of beginning another round of applications when God said No.
"Exactly one month following that rejection mail, I woke up to an offer from the same scholarship team. By the special grace of God, I am currently pursuing an MPH in international development at one of UK’s Russel Group schools, fully funded by the prestigious Allan & Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust."
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Her inspiring story attracted huge reactions from her followers many of whom said determination and resilience always pay off. One of her followers, Peter-Cole C. Onele commented:
"This is really beautiful and inspiring Onome! Resilience is indeed powerful. It's not easy to keep going against the odds, but there's nothing to lose from trying again and everything to lose from giving up. Thank you for not giving up. May the days ahead be laden with more success and victories. Cheers!"
I will help others as a way of giving back, Onome vows
Onome has promised to give a helping hand to others who wish to be like her. She said:
"To give back, I will be reviewing application essays for 3 grad school applicants. I will also make myself available to them for emotional support, and guidance throughout their application process. If you know anyone who needs this, kindly refer. I’m more than happy to help"
In a related development, Legit.ng reported that another Nigerian got a scholarship offer after receiving 63 rejections.
The determination of Chibuzo Nwokafor later paid off as he got a sponsorship to study Biotechnology in the UK.