Speech by the scholarship holder of the fourth intake - Marta Cymbalista
Dear fellow scholarship holders,
I am honored to be speaking to you today as a fourth-year scholarship recipient. Firstly, I want to congratulate each and every one of you for taking that leap of faith and applying for this scholarship. It takes courage, self-confidence, and a willingness to challenge oneself to take a risk like this. And here you are, newly minted scholarship holders, already proving that you are worthy of being an example and an inspiration to others.
You have already had a taste of what the Karpinski Foundation has to offer, but I want to share with you something more profound. Here, at the Foundation, time operates in a completely different dimension. We measure our progress not in minutes, hours, or weeks, but in the moments when we step out of our comfort zones, when we take action on our ideas and turn them into projects, and when we invest in our own personal and professional development. It’s a journey of self-discovery, where we see ourselves in a new light, and we grow in ways we never thought possible.
I’m sure by now you’ve heard that our courses are something special, and skipping them is almost a mortal sin. That’s because the Karpinski Foundation is more than just a scholarship program. It’s an opportunity to invest in yourself, to hone your skills, to build relationships, and to create something meaningful that will have a positive impact on the world around you.
So, my advice to you is to make the most of this opportunity. Don’t just focus on the end goal of receiving the scholarship. Instead, invest in yourself, and you’ll see that the benefits will far exceed anything you can imagine. You are the most profitable investment you can make, so don’t let this opportunity slip away.
But remember, your journey has just begun. It’s up to you to keep the momentum going, to stay focused, and to continue growing. You have already shown that you are capable of great things, and people have believed in you. Now, it’s time to believe in yourself and surprise everyone with your unique talents and abilities.
However, as you move forward, remember that the Karpinski Foundation is a place of fair competition. We’re here to learn from each other, to support each other, and to celebrate each other’s successes. Your uniqueness is what brought you here, so don’t try to be like anyone else. Instead, be true to yourself, embrace your strengths, and inspire and support each other along the way.
Together, we can create something truly special, something that will have a positive impact on our community and the world beyond. I look forward to seeing what we can achieve together as the next generation of Karpinski Foundation scholarship holders.