Elizabeth "Liz" Murray was born September 23, 1980 the Bronx, New York, to poor, drug-addicted, HIV-infected parents. She became homeless just after she turned 15, when her mother died of AIDS, and her father moved to a homeless shelter. Murray's life turned around when she began attending the Humanities Preparatory Academy. Murray graduated in only two years. She was awarded a New York Times scholarship for needy students and accepted into Harvard University.
The New Zealand ASEAN Scholarship is an experience rather than an opportunity. It’s an experience in making the toughest decisions, culture assimilation and career advancement. Leaving a lovely family back in my homeland and a stable career in Toyota Motors to continue my journey to gain experience at the University of Otago was the toughest decision I ever made in my life. But I am sure it’s the most worthwhile of my life.
Marie Curie was a Polish-born physicist and chemist and one of the most famous scientists of her time. Together with her husband Pierre, she was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1903, and she went on to win another in 1911.