As the scholarship is targeted to the field I am pursuing, and because the minority groups to which I belong are underrepresented in this field, I felt compelled to apply: I believed that I had a reasonably good chance of an award since my character, scholastic achievements and work experience qualify me. I also applied for the AIET general graduate scholarship. I would most definitely and wholeheartedly encourage other students to apply for the scholarship because the application process was relatively easy, and the coordination team/ committee was extremely helpful and accessible!