MOE Pre-University Scholarship Essay

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“Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity,” said famed American education reformer Horace Mann during his time. Although these words were spoken over a century ago, they remain ingrained in my heart for as long as I can remember. My long-time perception about victory has been that our genuine character determines the triumphs that we clinch in life. One cannot dream oneself into a character; they must hammer and forge themselves into one. With this in mind, I believe that my character at present will enable me to achieve my dreams. Every human being has a purpose to accomplish in life. A duty common to one and all would be to serve their nation. Each country nurtures and invests in their youth to produce an all-rounded future generation of leaders and learners. There have been constant reminders about this fact in my life and hence, it has inadvertently created a sense of deep-rooted gratitude within me. In 2011, I went to Jaipur, India on an Internationalisation trip with my classmates. There, we stayed at a private school where a myriad of facilities were ava...

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