Meet our 2016 Scholars – Part One

Over the next few weeks we’ll be introducing you to our 25 scholarship recipients for 2016, and their reactions when they found out they were coming to ORA this summer!

Amy, UK

“I am extremely grateful that I have been chosen to receive this scholarship. I feel very fortunate to have been given the opportunity to take part in this scheme as I’m hoping that it will further inspire my interest in medicine and widen my knowledge before applying to medical schools. I believe this course will benefit me in terms of medical school experience as I am hoping that it will consolidate my decision that medicine is the right career path for me.”

Nosher, Pakistan

“Out of the blue, one of my friends checked the ORA website and congratulated me on Facebook. It was then I realized that I had won a scholarship at ORA! This scholarship will not only enhance my knowledge but also give me a chance to expand my horizons and develop a stronger sense of civic responsibility, teamwork and leadership. A scholarship in the ‘Introduction to Computer Science’ programme would ultimately enable me to apply such skills and experience to my ongoing studies and make a positive contribution to my community.”

Seri, Malaysia

“I am elated to have been awarded a scholarship, and would like to thank the panel for providing me with such a meaningful opportunity. I hope to be able to not only
obtain a basic insight into my subject of interest (medicine) but also to approach my own interest and passion in pursuing the course with a greater sense of  perception and endeavor. University application has been a daunting thought, but through the help of the programme, I hope to be able to develop myself into a more capable applicant.”

Zak, UK

“Having achieved a full scholarship for the Medical School Preparation course at ORA, I am more than just grateful for being granted this opportunity, and I am sure to benefit greatly from it. I wholeheartedly believe that this course, with its high reputation, will develop the skills and aspects of my
medical school application and surely make me stand out. I am also eager to meet the wide spectrum of people attending ORA and I would like to learn about their experiences and cultures.”

Mariana, Brazil

“Nothing made me as happy that day as finding out that I was awarded a full scholarship at ORA. My legs felt like they were going to melt, and my heart beat so fast that I could feel it jumping on my chest — I am going to Oxford! I hope that, on my summer study, I can explore my passion, discover new abilities, meet new cultures, and, mainly, be able to enjoy this unique thing called learning.”

Click here to see the full list of successful candidates
You can already register your interest in our scholarships for 2017