Mataram ( Suara NTB) – I am Dani, a recipient of the NTB Scholarship that took a Master’s degree in Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) in 2019. It has been a privilege to be part of this award. My gratitude cannot be expressed with words, but I want to say that I am very grateful and honoured to be selected as the awardee of the NTB Scholarship.
Someone once said: at the end of the day, it is not about what you have or even what you’ve accomplished, but about who you have lifted up, who you have made better. To me, your kindness and bigheartedness don’t only make a life better, but they also serve as big aspirations for me to become a better person who can continue the legacy of giving. In other words, your contribution does not simply lighten my financial burden, but it also motivates me to learn from your spirit of giving and hopefully pass down this spirit to the many generations ahead.
My study journey at USM with NTB Schalarship was an excellent experience, trying out something I have never done before, stepping out of my comfort zone and learning to work toward Environmental Microbiology and Public Health. This gave me an opportunity to think about a long-term project where education will impact the environment and health of the local community. Studying for a master’s degree at USM with the NTB Scholarship opens up new views and other opportunities as I am also an ongoing Ph.D student at USM.
Hopefully the NTB Scholarship (NTB Governor Program) vision will be sustained in the future years and benefit thousand, even millions of others, directly and indirectly. Once again thank you so much for the kindness that you have shown.(ris)