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Review for Educational Pathways International, Incline Village, NV, USA
My name is Esther Owusu, a final year student offering Food Process Engineering at the University of Ghana (Legon). I applied for Educational Pathways International (EPI) scholarship and got awarded on the 25th of October, 2017 with the help of God. This award has made tremendous change as well as been a blessing to my life and family.
Educational Pathways International (EPI) has over the years impacted all spheres of my life. It has groomed and shaped me to be a resourceful individual. With the help of EPI, I have been honoured twice by the Dean of Engineering School and this has really made my set goal become a reality. The scholarship is a full package that aids me not just financially but all aspects of my life.
This scholarship has not just brought peace to my life and studies but also my family’s as well. It has brought hope that my family will have a female graduate who is an Engineer. It has really lifted some burdens off my parents’ shoulders. Since I received this scholarship, the EPI family has general meetings/seminars which helps shape other aspects of my life. With the lessons from Auntie Eunice with whom I’m so grateful. I got exposed to topics such as Thinking as an activity needed to propel me in making good decisions, Entrepreneurship, Time Management, Writing of Internship Reports, Curriculum Vitae (CV) writing among others. I must say, these topics have been of great help.
Again, I got acquainted with other beneficiaries of EPI family offering different programmes. And through this family, I get help with studies and more knowledge about other areas of importance. Another thing is that there is always a souvenir to take home during our Annual Students Luncheon and it always reminds me of my EPI family. It brings some awakening that you have to work hard during every semester since there is a grade point to meet. I must say, EPI brings more joy in my studies since there is an acknowledgement of my diligence.
I chose Food Process Engineering because of my love for Mathematics and also help solve problems by designing machinery with the help of calculations that would process foods well to make it more shelf stable and healthy for human consumption. After school, I would further my education in Chemical Engineering to widen my scope, since Food Processing Engineering is one of its branches.
I intend after studies to aid in the designing of machinery that can be made to process foods since most foods in Ghana are not processed on a commercial scale. And also, there are limited companies in Ghana that process foods which however becomes a bit of a challenge. The country sometimes imports foods which affects the economy since costs of these imported food become high. I also, intend to help young people of my community to know the significance of education so one day they can also have the same exposure as I have had.
I would like to use this platform to express my heartfelt gratitude to EPI family for their continuous vigilance and making me better person. Making me a resourceful person for EPI, myself, my family and my nation at large.