By Bryan Dalma
School is out, and students are spending their summer vacation to unwind from the busy school year that has just ended. For Aljohn Mark Reyes, 3rd year Civil Engineering student, summer is the perfect time to do his return service as a scholar at FEU Tech. He is part of the Communications Office providing valuable assistance in managing the office.
Mark came from a modest family living in Cavite. He shared that his parents do not have stable jobs, and they mostly rely on his aunt for support.
"My parents are both unemployed. I want to help my family, and the only way I can do it is by doing my best in my academics."
He is one of the many fortunate students to receive full scholarship from FEU Tech. On top of his scholarship, he receives financial assistance, which he uses for his academics and somehow provide support to his family whenever he has extra cash. He shares that this opportunity provides him a brighter future.
“Not everyone is given the privilege to be scholar. I was not an honor student during high school and elementary. I am only a typical student that strives to find means to go to school. I am grateful that FEU Tech is very generous to young hopefuls like me.“
When asked about his future plans, this young iTamaraw dreams of establishing his own engineering company. He said that he will strive to achieve that goal in 10 years after he graduates and becomes a civil engineer. Moreover, he will build a computer shop for his parents so they do not have to sell their valuables to finance their needs.
Mark hopes to be an inspiration to others. He knows that it’s still a long way to go for him, but he is confident that through FEU Tech’s scholarship program, his journey is easy and worth it. Be like Mark, be an iTamaraw scholar!
"Life can be challenging, but I know through hard work, perseverance and faith in God, success is a sure thing! Keep moving forward to make things happen!”