I'm applying for a Scholarship to study Masters in Materials Science Program in one of my preferred institutions.
Motivations and Plans
To the Consortium Selection Committee:
Have you ever tried swimming in a flood? Our family did that for several years. Heavy downpour will usually result in floods in low-lying areas. Every time our bungalow house reaches knee-deep water, it's an indicator us to seek temporary shelter. It has become an unfortunate annual tradition until my parents decided to move on to the outskirts of Xxx. I came from a country situated in the pacific ring of fire blessed with water resources but one of the most high-risk countries in the world for experiencing natural disasters from earthquakes to floods. Living in a resilient nation such as the Xxx, disaster recovery and public safety is usually overlooked by the public sector.
I started my interest in research when I took the Xxx course in my undergraduate studies. It's the application of Heat & Mass Transfer, Materials Science and Organic Chemistry principles to pioneer a product or service. Working in a group, I was able to develop my interpersonal and critical thinking skills wherein it took us a couple of attempts to get the product proposal approved striking that perfect balance of originality, raw material availability, and marketability. During the mini expo, I was able to communicate the benefits and profitability of our product to a hundred fellow students, professors, and industry experts resulting in a Xxx choice award.
In my first few years of Xxx, part of my responsibilities includes the identification, reduction, and elimination of hazards through process improvements and the creation of safety programs. Currently, as Xxx, I was able to standardize procedures and develop automation projects to eliminate risks and strengthen internal controls in the terminals nationwide. I also worked with the local community in aiding disasters during fire, flood, and earthquake. Through this, I was exposed to a common problem during calamities: injuries and fatalities came from poor disaster response usually for poverty-stricken communities.
I aim to work in an organization focused on the innovation of disaster-relief products made from sustainable and advanced materials. Through the Xxx Program, I intended to be an innovator with a deep understanding of the underlying concepts of Physics and Chemistry and its applications. With its multidisciplinary approach, I will be exposed to various disciplines with the help of research experts addressing a common issue. Among six universities, Xxx is the only university that offers the Nanostructures course in the first year which would supplement my study of fundamental material properties at the nanoscale. Aligned with its mission to create products from research, I would like to continue my second year at Xxx.
Upon completion of the master's program, I will focus my research on the development of cost-effective and sustainable new materials. Through the international network, I will build through Erasmus, I will be instrumental in developing a long-term disaster risk reduction system in my home country.
Thank you very much in advance for considering my application.