The Ripple Effect of Just One Scholarship

If someone gave you life, other than your parents, how will you give back? This is the question thrown by a person who is indebted to a man who gave his dream a shot that revolutionized his life.

Rommel Apostol, 29, is a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. He also took up Masters in Information Technology, all with the help of a man who gave him scholarship to do so.

Apostol, the eldest in 6 children, was diagnosed with Polio when he was 3 years old. He graduated elementary and high school as class valedictorian but entering college was then a far-fetched idea since they are financially limited.

But here came a man who offered him a help he did not even asked. A scholarship came his way that enabled him to enter and graduate from college. Not only that, the ripple effect of one act of help for him was extended even to his sixth sibling.

Now, he is giving back the help and blessing he received by his profession as a teacher.

Apostol said, “Being a scholar is a responsibility.” When the time comes when you are able to give, you give back. “That’s the essence of being a scholar,” he concluded.

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