Hi.I am trying out for KGSP 2016 undergraduate scholarship. They want us to write A personal statement containing these topics _KOREA TECHNOLOGY
Korea dominates the world in technology . Feats of engineering are evident throughout Korea. I fell in love with Korea when I learned about Korea's topmost universities' achievements when it comes to research in technology. My love for Computer science and engineering has movitated me to apply for KGSP scholarship. Getting world recognized KGSP scholarship would be an once in a life time opportunity where I can learn from best of the best through very competitive, creative & practical environment.
Coming from a middle class 3rd world country Bangladesh, I never had the proper opportunity to study coding. The knowledge that I have now is mostly self taught. However, I have huge passion for Computer and programming. The biggest influence of my family would be my father who kept inspiring me from the age of 5 to become a man of science. Thanks to his constant reminders, I never doubted myself that one day I'll reach that position as long as I provide myself the right path.
My high school background is science. I continued my high school studies through a scholarship I received from Government of the People's Rupublic of Bangladesh. Only top 0.1%in the whole country received that scholarship. I spent 1st two years of high school at Preparatory high school and I graduated from Noor public high school and college.During high school I attended various science fair and I have had my fair shares of wins. I was vice President of student body council and a reporter for bulletin board. I was a player at our school's volleyball team.
I am forever grateful to my school because not only they taught me to dream big, they gave me so many opportunities to do community services. I was a volunteer at Saint Mother Teresa's Missionaries where I was helping provide food & collect fund for mentally disabled people.I also did some teaching at a very low profile garments factory where I taught English & social consciousness to 20-30 year old women.
I had already made up my mind in school that I wanted to research work in the future in science field but I wasn't sure which side I have the most passion for. So, I went to various workshops/seminars like renewable energy,biotechnology,astrophysics, outsourcing etc and wrote reviews from a students perspective at school magazine and online newspapers. I fell in love with programming when I was attending an astrophysics workshop ! Prof. Dr. A A Mamun was giving lecture on how programming is a daily part of astrophysics research. He showed us some simple python coding which awed me and I knew then and there that computer programming is the subject for me. My interest for coding and everything related computer grew no bound. I self taught myself HTML,python & basic C ++. With time, it became more than just a carrier choice, it became a passion.
The riskiest and eye openings act I have done is to join revolutionary "Gono-jagoron " act (Trans_ awakening stage ). This was a protest against war criminals of 1971. Through this act, I came across Manny great minds of our country. Theirs accomplishments in both science field and society made me realize that I have to serve my country in my own way. I know that life is very unpredictable and it rarely goes the way we plan it to go,but I am determined that once I complete my studies I'll make an non profit coding school for rural children.
I never would have thought about getting an undergraduate degree from Korea 5 years ago. Because at first I was drawn to only Hallyu effect and Korean culture. My interest made me learn a little bit of Hangul. I can speak English, Bangla, Hindi , Arabic and a little bit of Hangul and Japanese.I play the violin. I received awards from my school for out standing result in 2013.
This is me, nothing exceptional. However, my passion for Computer science is greater than anything in my life. I am not afraid to dream big and work hard to achieve my dreams. I would give anything to study CSE and get this scholarship.