THE VALUE OF THE TYK FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
I first knew about the U.E.-TYKFI Scholarship through my brother who is older than me by two years. He was a UE-TYKFI scholar for four years in the Dentistry course. However, his decision to shift to another course, BS Biology, disqualified him as a recipient of the grant. Whether he continued his first course or started his college education in the course he really was interested in, I strongly believe he would have graduated as a scholar as well. For a time, both of us simultaneously held our UE-TYKFI scholarships.
For a single parent who has always done her best ever to provide excellent guidance and support towards a bright future for her children, this was a great honor for our mother. A graduate of dentistry also from the University of the East, she expressed time and time again how honored and lucky she felt. Graduating with Latin honors and diminishing the burden of tuition fees is my way of giving back the amazing care she has exemplified for me and my brother.
I am truly thankful for the scholarship that was granted to me for the past four years. Now that I am about to embark on a more difficult academic venture, I am all the more grateful that I am still being supported by the Foundation that gave meaning to my college education. It gives me the opportunity to realize my goal to become a community-oriented doctor of medicine. With God’s help, the Foundation’s trust and support for my potential, and the inspiration that my family and friends give me, I am highly motivated to make the most of my studies in UERMMMCI and to learn as much as I can, so that I may one day give in return health and medical service with integrity.
U.E.-Tykfi scholar pursues medicine
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UE-TYKFI Scholarship Program
The Tan Yan Kee Foundation, Inc. and the University of the East established the UE-TYKFI scholarship program in 1998 to provide free quality education to deserving UE undergraduate students and faculty members. Close to 1,000 students, including 12 faculty members and 60 grantees, have benefited from the program.