I would like to express my gratitude to Virginia International University for awarding me with a full tuition “Regional Scholarship.” There is no doubt that this contribution will excel my professional development and motivate me to study harder.
Back in Tajikistan, I worked as an ESL teacher. Therefore, my decision to pursue a master’s in TESOL was obvious. I applied to several different institutions in the US. However, VIU had an advantage in campus size, location, affordability, and student body diversity. I love that the campus is not huge, and all of VIU’s SED professors have doctorate degrees. As a student, I am getting necessary attention from professors and university staff. I am sure that I will gain immense professional skills upon the completion of my degree and I will return to Tajikistan as a highly qualified ESL teacher.
When it comes to applying for scholarships a student should know that it takes time, hard work, and passion. A strategic plan is required to be implemented to make sure your scholarship application is efficient and effective. I am proud to have been chosen amongst the other scholarship applicants and eager to contribute to VIU’s academic and cultural life in the future. Thank you VIU!
Master of Arts in TESOL
Regional Scholarship Recipient