At just 23 years old, Ong Sze Ning, or Summer as she’s known to friends, made history by becoming the first Malaysian to be awarded the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) Vice-Chancellor’s International Postgraduate Coursework Scholarship.
It seems like Summer’s hard work and dedication really paid off as she was also awarded the University of New South Wales (UNSW) International Scientia Coursework Scholarship.
Recently, The Star interviewed Summer and reported on her rollercoaster journey of applying for said scholarships, constantly facing doubts and setbacks before ultimately achieving her dream.
Summer’s amazing academic journey began when she chose to study at INTI International University in Nilai, Negeri Sembilan, away from her family in Kuala Lumpur to build her independence.
She obtained a bursary from the university to pursue her Diploma in Mass Communication, graduating…