She receives the Davis UWC scholarship and partial scholarship from the University of Oklahoma. The two combined makes a full scholarship.
Tha Iang Len is originally from Hakha, Chin State. Her goal is to become a civil engineer and economist. “As Myanmar is going through a critical development process, it will need a lot of world-class engineer,” said Tha Iang Len, and “I want to be part of that process and contribute my skill and knowledge in the physical infrastructure development of my country.”
In Her Own Words:
First of all, I came to know about UWC scholarship opportunity through Kant Kaw Education Center. I learned there that there are opportunities out there for those who are passionate about learning. Through my interaction with teachers and alumni at KKEC and staff in the Scholarship and Student Support Department at Thabyay Education Foundation, I gained the confidence and necessary preparation to apply for scholarship.
Second, my experience at KKEC taught me a lot about life and diversity. In UPP, we all are from different ethnic groups. In the beginning, it was a challenge to live and study together with people who are different from me. However, it was an important step that helps me to adapt to a more diverse community in UWC Maastricht, where people from different countries come together for the two-year IB program.
Third, since English is not my native language and is not widely used during high school, one year intensive, English-spoken program at KKEC helped me prepare for study in all English-speaking community.
Last and most importantly, not only did KKEC help me academically but it also prepared me mentally. Volunteering at the monastic school as part of the Service Learning program allowed me to realize the importance of tolerating our differences, contributing towards the needy community, and leadership. This experience also helped me balance my academic and social life.