This 20-year-old is given a chance to turn his life around with P106 Million worth of Scholarships from international universities.
Meet Julian Martir, a senior high school graduate whose father is a tricycle driver and mother who’s a vendor. Julian applied to 30 schools in the United Kingdom and the United States. As a result, he now has a whopping $1.9 million worth of scholarships, which is around P106 Million.
The 20-year-old got accepted into the following Universities:
- Ohio Wesleyan University
- Clarkson University
- Hofstra University
- Marquette University
- Alfred University
- Xavier University
- Duquesne University
- DePaul University
- Regis University
- Simmons University
- Woodbury University
- The University of Texas at Arlington
- New Jersey Institute of Technology
- Webster University
- Ball State University
- University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
- Fordham University
- Kent State University
- Michigan Technological University
- The University of Arizona
- The University of New Hampshire
- Drexel University
- Johnson and Wales University
- University of Massachusetts Boston
- Stony Brook University
- the University of Colorado Boulder
- Clemson University in Richmond
- The American International University in London
Now that’s a long list.
At the moment, Julian still has not decided and is keeping his options open. He is currently eyeing the University of Sydney and the University of Queensland. He is also waitlisted on a priority list at Connecticut College.
According to him, his choices are also determined by program offers, cost of attendance, campus environment safety, extracurricular activities, and the location where his uncle lives.
Julian on Destigmatizing Gap Years
In the Philippines, when you choose to take a gap year, you will be ridiculed and labeled as “tamad” or lazy in school. However, Julian wanted to destigmatize taking gap years because that is what he did to prepare himself for his college admissions.
Julian shared how he wrote over 100 essays, searched interview questions, worked to make a good impression, and prepared all the necessary documents. And now, his hard work is bearing fruit because he received tons and tons of acceptance letters from different universities.
Julian also makes it his goal to contribute to the community through science and technology. Way to go, Julian!