Case Study: Moustafa

My name is Moustafa and I was born in London, England in 1996 to parents who migrated from Egypt. I grew up in a normal and very average family, with my father, mother and two younger brothers. But in the year 2005 my childhood would change forever when my parents divorced and I was left to live with my two younger brothers and my mother, who was completely dependent and had little money to support us. I would be forever inspired by my mother’s determination to be more self-reliant, as she went to university in SOAS, got her driving license and took care of her three children at the same time all by herself.

"I would recommend all who have a passion for their subject to apply for the Sir Simon Milton Scholarship."

From my early years in Nursery, my parents and teachers noticed that I had a passion for building and creating. This has remained a passion and whilst in year 12 I realised I wanted to become an engineer, more specifically an Aerospace engineer, as I admired aeroplanes and rockets simply for their sheer incredibility and how much they have modernised the world.

I was informed about the Sir Simon Milton Foundation Scholarship by my Maths teacher just as I was about to depart from sixth form. I knew I had to support myself financially as I was about to enter adult life and I really couldn’t rely on my mother to support me, so therefore this scholarship was something I hoped to receive, simply because it would lower my debt when I hopefully graduate, putting less financial strain on me.

When I applied, I described how my determination has lead me to greatly improve my maths skills for it to be ready enough for university and how I admire the subject and hope to study it right through to PhD level. I would recommend all who have a passion for their subject to apply for the Sir Simon Milton Scholarship.