In 2013, after graduating from high school and seeing my parents’ financial situation, and the fact that they were fully responsible for sponsoring four of my older siblings in university, I decided to apply for scholarship opportunities abroad to alleviate their concerns about me furthering my education. This decision changed my life forever! After two and a half years of applying for scholarship opportunities across the world, I won a fully funded scholarship for my undergraduate studies at the African Leadership University in Mauritius which I completed in 2019. In addition, after my undergraduate studies, I also won a full scholarship in 2021 for my master’s program, which I am currently undertaking at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. The process of applying for these scholarships was very long, arduous, and difficult, but it was worth it in the end. The experiences, the people I’ve met from all over the world, and the opportunities I have had the chance to explore would not have been possible without me taking that first step to start exploring scholarship opportunities.