I have a proposal for full scholarship in UK

@stdrst (471)
Bulgaria
June 15, 2007 8:04am CST
Well, I took part in a contest for essay and I won. Now, I can have a scholarship in UK studying chemistry. But I don't want to leave my family. Please, give me an advice. What can I do?
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@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
15 Jun 07
Well before I even entered the competition I would of thought about it if I had won, whether I would be willing to leave my family to study abroad. I think things like this happen for a reason and if you don't take the opportunity now, you may never get another chance (but that is just me). There are a lot of things you would need to consider, but in the end you need to be happy with that decision, and if it means leaving your family won't make you happy, then don't go.
@stdrst (471)
• Bulgaria
15 Jun 07
Well, but when I entered the competition I didn't think what may happen if I win. I didn't expect to win. It just happened. I can't believe that.
@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
15 Jun 07
Congratulations to you anyway :) I hope you do take up the scholarship, the opportunity might not come around again, and you know your family will always be there for you not matter what! :) Good Luck
• United States
15 Jun 07
Take the scholarship!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are not leaving your family forever, just for awhile. This is an opportunity you shouldn't waste! You will learn things not found in any chemistry book, and you'll become more desireable as an employee when you're done. You'll become more sophisticated and selfconfident, and both men and employers will be drawn to you because of that. I'm not saying there won't be some lonely times at first, or that you won't get homesick (put Skype on your computer so you can call home whenever, and as often as, you want). There will surely be others from your country whom you can get together with there, so you won't be without people who will understand how you feel. You may be able to find these people on line before you even get there. This is an adventure which will bring you benefits for many years, in ways you can't anticipate right now. Go for it, girl!!! And congratulations on winning this opportunity!! Your parents must be very proud! You're what my generation would call "a sharp cookie" and you'll go far no matter what your descision -- but you'll go farther faster if you have this experience. Remember that it's a limited amount of time that you'll be gone, especially if you consider how long you'll live and what a small part of that time span the scholarship will use. A little bravery now will bring you untold benefits for the rest of your life!!!!
@stdrst (471)
• Bulgaria
15 Jun 07
It is easy to say it but I really love my parents and I can't live without them and my brother. It would be very hard for me.
@LCecelia (1124)
• United States
15 Jun 07
It WILL be hard for you, but think of how much stronger you will be when you're a little bit older and go out on your own. And I agree with egflitz, this is an opportunity of a lifetime. I heard someone say once that they can do anything if they knew it was only temporary. Keep thinking that when you start getting lonely. "Its only temporary." And as some others have suggested, start making contacts NOW. I'm sure you'll be able to connect with other students from your country. Look at this as an adventure...one that can only change your life for the better. And whatever you decide, I wish you well. Lorna(lcecelia)
@ssh123 (31096)
• India
27 Jun 07
Besides scholarship (I understand it takes care of your fees) if you can get earn-while-learn facility (I mean part time job in the university or elsewhere), you better give a shape to career by accepting this offer. One has to sacrifice family atachments for a short while and with internet, you can be with family everyday, getting information and pictures of your loved ones.
@xueyao (164)
• China
20 Jun 07
I belive that you must go here,you can truly growing if you living alone,this is my life at the being time, I belive that I have learn too much but when I can't learn this at home now,you have this choice that too many people want to be,why do you think a secend? we are free because of we are young,so we have the choice to go anywhere,don't always stay with your family,you must go out and see something you haven't been went through.It is the worthy of going. Best wishes.
@tigerdragon (4297)
• Philippines
20 Jun 07
you were given an opportunity of a lifetime and only a few got that chance . if i were you, get rid of that silly family stuff and start owning your life.anyways, they will always be there when you come back.make them proud!
• United States
15 Jun 07
I know it would be hard leaving your family but it's not forever. this is very important and a great opportunity for you. do they give you any time to think about taking it or not?
@nancyrowina (3850)
15 Jun 07
I'd take the scholarship it might be the only chance you get and you'd surely regret it in years to come if you missed it. You can keep in contact with your family and there are loads of holidays when you could return home to see them.