Photo Gallery 056: A Grass-Rooted College Student and The Countryside He Comes From
摘要： Will going to college really change one's fate?
Can studying change one’s fate?
The answer to this question might in fact vary from region to region, or even city to city.
As China’s universities continue to expand the enrollment over these years, every year we have a large group of freshmen graduating from college and entering society looking for opportunities. For underprivileged families’ children in Mid-West China, going to a college is indeed a proper way for them to change their fate. When we are talking about class solidification, these kids from underprivileged families only want to make enough money to let their families to have proper meals every day and lift some of the burden from their shoulders.
In the 56th issue of Photo Gallery, we travelled to the middle zone between Tengger Desert and Badain Jaran Desert in Gansu province to visit a college student and his family there to get a glimpse of their everyday lives.
This issue of Photo Gallery is sponsored by Toyota Scholarship Foundation
Toyota Scholarship Foundation is founded to provide financial aid for college students from underprivileged families in Mid-West China. The foundation aims to provide essential help instead of extra support. Bearing this principle, the foundation has strict standards when selecting students for financial aid.
Every year, several hundreds of applications would be sent to Toyota Scholarship Foundation. Besides assessing academic records, family background, and recommendation letters from the school, the panel will also review the candidates from multiple perspectives. For instance, student from underprivileged family with several kids will have priority, as they also bear the responsibility of taking care of others; student from underprivileged family with kids with severe disease, orphan student, or student with a single-family background would have priority. The panel consists of college teachers, media and education experts, and other social people etc. The panel will assess the student’s background through the community committee, the school and the candidate him or herself. When the members of the panel have disagreements, the panel will vote on a decision. These standards insure that aid will be provided to students that really need them. It’s hope.
Toyota Scholarship Foundation also sets up orientations for students: Summer camps, career counseling, social practice and opportunities to go to renowned universities in Japan for further studies etc. These activities will improve students’ overall capabilities. For information, please refer to Toyota Scholarship Foundation’s official website.
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