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Everyone has dreams, but it takes a special kind of drive to make them a reality. Here’s the story of Yugendran Rajaendran, who dreamt of his goal, and worked towards it — earning himself a spot at one of the top global universities in the world, despite his family's humble background.
The 20-year-old is finally getting to live his childhood dream after being accepted into the prestigious California-based Stanford University’s Class of 2024.
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Yugendran has always been a star student, an accomplishment made possible from to his excitement to learn. His most notable achievement was when he scored 11 A+ in his SPM. Recently after graduating from his A-level programme at Epsom College in Malaysia (ECM), he managed to earn a spot in his dream university.
“It’s pretty exciting. Since I was a kid, I’ve always wondered what is so special about these top global universities,” said Yugendran in an interview.
“Later on I realised that it was about the chance to be around such brilliant people, the facilities and the community in these universities. They can push me to greater heights.” He added.
The bright champ wishes to reach greater heights in his thirst for knowledge with his plans in earning a double degree in Bioengineering and Mathematical and Computational Science.
Yugendran will be the only Malaysian student in Stanford’s Class of 2024. He chose the campus because of university’s state-of-the-art bioengineering facilities which could aid him in his efforts to become a medical scientist.
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“During my A-levels, I got interested in bioengineering because it is related to cancer and stem cell research. It is really fascinating to me,” said Yugendran.
“Cancer is one of those diseases that we haven’t found a cure for yet and stem cell research shows promising results. I researched more about it and realised that this was one of the ways that I could contribute to the scientific community.”
Yugendran picked to major in Mathematical and Computational Science, hoping to work with the Malaysian health ministry in local healthcare policymaking some day in the near future.
Congratulations, Yugendran Rajaendran! We wish you all the best in your journey toward bigger and better things.
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