"My name is IRIE Bi Toa Stéphane Jean Philippe and I am a 23 year old Ivorian student. As the youngest in a family of five children, I have grown up a fighter; intelligent, humble and a motivated risk taker. As my mother died and father left, I became a person with the desire to succeed in life, seeking all opportunities for a better, professional education in order to ensure a bright future. As one of the best students in my class, achieving the Certificate of Higher Technician (BTS) in Commercial Management, I now desire a fortuitous career in International Trade. That is why I have registered for International Trade Logistics at INSTEC. As the first two years of my university education was primarily funded by the State of Ivory Coast with some assistance from my sisters. In short, I have financial difficulties for my final year leading me to apply for Waali’s scholarship, without which I will not be able to complete my degree. I believe I have the potential to excel in the future, but this is possible only through your help. I am committed to contributing directly to the objectives set by the Ivorian Government to aid development, with specific intentions to assist the Ivory Coast international trade. Thank you!"