ON THE issue of scholarship application, I totally agree with ‘Reasonable Parent’ (BB Sept 27, 2014) and ‘Unhappy Parent’ (BB Oct 4, 2014) that it took far too long for the Scholarship Unit to release the names of successful applications.
Similar to ‘Reasonable Parent’ and ‘Unhappy Parent’, my child is also a high achiever. My child graduated with a first class honours degree and even received an unconditional offer from one of the top universities in UK.
Despite these, my child did not get the scholarship. Why? The simple answer given by the Scholarship Unit was the course my child applied for is offered in UBD.
If indeed it is offered in UBD, why put my child through the process of interviews and what not.
The courses in UBD started in August 2014 while the result was only announced in late September.
So my child’s only option in pursuing a master’s degree was to wait for the next entry point, the earliest is in January 2015 or August 2015.
Because it took far too long for the Scholarship Unit to release the names of the successful applicants, my child was set back by a year compared to the same batch of graduates.
Even harder to comprehend was the fact that second class degree holders of this batch are well on their way to do their master’s abroad.
Can the Scholarship Unit explain this?
– Just Parent