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 Julian Martir, a high school student from Bacolod City gets not just one but at least 30 scholarship from the universities abroad.




He said he has received e-mails from the universities in the United Kingdom and United States, along with a scholarship offered amounting to $1.9 million or (estimated amount of P106 million), collectively.

Julian, the youngest among four siblings of a tricycle driver father and a vendor mother showered with overflowing privilege as he has accepted to Ohio Wesleyan University, Clarkson University, Hofstra University, Marquette University, Alfred University, Xavier University, Duquesne University, DePaul University, Regis University, Simmons University, Woodbury University, The University of Texas at Arlington, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Webster University, Ball State University, and the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

He also received offers from University of Connecticut, The George Washington University, Fordham University, Kent State University, Michigan Technological University, The University of Arizona, The University of New Hampshire, Drexel University, Johnson and Wales University, University of Massachusetts Boston, Stony Brook University, the University of Colorado Boulder, Clemson University, and Richmond, The American International University in London.  

Julian who graduated from the Negros Occidental High School took a break of one year to prepare for college applications.

"I am Julian Martir and a previous graduate of Negros Occidental High School in Bacolod City, Philippines. After taking a gap year to prepare my college applications, I was delighted to announce that I have been accepted to 30 universities in the United States and the United Kingdom, as well as being awarded scholarships worth a total amount of 1.9 million dollars."

His interest began when he meet a group of aspiring international students online. The group wanted to take advantage the scholarship offered abroad for a once in life opportunity.

“Now that I had never heard of anyone in my community or even in the city of Bacolod applying to a college abroad, I wanted to put a spotlight on my family and the people who have supported me throughout this exhausting procedure by writing over 100 essays, searching through interview questions and how to make a good impression on the alumni interviewers, compiling the necessary transcript of records and certifications to upload in my application portal, and other responsibilities," he wrote in his essay.

This young man was able to overcome his fear by looking onto the positive side of his decision as he intend to join at least one university abroad.

I hope that my story will continue to motivate others to work toward their goals and discover their dreams, regardless of their own experiences and backgrounds,” he added.

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