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Fama Saidy


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I am a 21-year-old student who moved from England to America to pursue a higher education. It took a lot of strength for me to step out of my comfort zone and embrace new experiences as I am not one who is okay with change. I am passionate about exploring the world and I have an interest in working with the UNWTO. My interest in working with this organisation should reflect on my desires in wanting to make a positive impact on a global scale, I am open-minded and curious individual who wants to know what the world has to offer these qualities that I have make me stand out from other applicants because i bring a diverse perspective and those for knowledge. I am determined to complete my education to help better my future, I would be really grateful if you would consider me in giving me a scholarship to pursue my dreams


University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Bachelor's degree program
2023 - 2027
  • Majors:
    • Hospitality Administration/Management


  • Desired degree level:

    Master's degree program

  • Graduate schools of interest:

  • Transfer schools of interest:

  • Majors of interest:

    • Hospitality Administration/Management
  • Not planning to go to medical school
  • Career

    • Dream career field:

      Leisure, Travel, & Tourism

    • Dream career goals:

      Working under UNWTO

      Future Interests






      Janean D. Watkins Overcoming Adversity Scholarship
      I have shown incredible resilience in overcoming adversity in my past, despite my fear of change, I have persevered and continued to pursue my dreams and goals. Adversity has played a significant role in shaping my determination and fuelling my ambitions. Moving from England to America for education was a major life change, and it undoubtedly presented its own set challenge. But I did not let these challenges deter me. Instead, I embraced them as opportunities for growth and personal development. By stepping out of my comfort zone and adapting to a new environment, I have demonstrated my ability to face adversity head on. This experience not only broadened my horizons but also strengthened my ability to navigate unfamiliar situations. Being a child of divorce, I have gone through trauma but this difficult experience hasn’t stopped me from moving forward. I have shown strength and resilience by allowing it to or hold me back from pursuing my dreams. Instead I have used it as motivation to push myself even harder towards my goals. Adversity has taught me valuable lessons and helped me develop a strong sense of determination . It has shown me that I have the strength and resilience to overcome any obstacles that may come my way. My experiences have given me a unique perspective and have fuel my desire t o make a positive impact in the world. By using my passion for hospitality, I can channel my experiences with adversity into creating welcoming spaces, advocating for fair treatment in the industry, promoting sustainability, and driving economic development. My ability to overcome challenges has given me the tools to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others. By pursuing your passion for working with the UNWTO I have the opportunity to create meaningful change in the world of hospitality. My firsthand experiences with adversity will allow to empathise with others and advocate for fairness, inclusivity, and sustainability within the industry. My dreams and goals are not just aspiration; they are a reflection of my resilience and unwavering commitment to making a difference. I am determined in achieving my goals and completing my education at UMES where I am currently enrolled, receiving this scholarship will help contribute to my future and shape my future, as I have written previously I aspire to work under the UNWTO, I am seeking to work with them as an intern during my sophomore year.
      Sylvester Taylor "Invictus" Hospitality Scholarship
      I would use my hospitality skills to create a space that would bring people together, whether it be in a hotel, restaurant or community centre or even working for the UNWTO. These places bring out cultures ideas and experiences by ensuring that these spaces are accessible and inclusive I can help break down barriers and promote cross culture understandings. Pursuing a degree under the hospitality and management could drive me to work to towards improving the standard of service in the industry by advocating for decent whacking conditions, unprofessional, development, opportunities for hospitality workers, I can contribute to create a more equitable industry I can use my influence in the hospitality sector to promote sustainable practices. For example, my dream is to work under the UNWTO to promote sustainable tourism and create jobs in rural areas around the world, from reducing ways to sourcing locally, there are numerous ways in which hospitality industry can lessen its environmental impact. By championing these practices I can help pave the way for more sustainability in the future. With my interest in working for the UNWTO organisation aligns with my passion for hospitality. by collaborating with such organisations, I can work on projects that leverage towards my hospitality to drive economic development, particularly in underprivileged regions all all over the world. This can have a transformative impact on local communities, creating jobs in local economies and promoting cultural exchange. My passion hospitality can be harnessed in numerous way to make a positive impact in the world, whether it’s through frustrating cultural understanding, advocating for workers, right promoting sustainability or driving economic development the possibilities are endless and with my determination and willingness to embrace new challenges I have no doubt that I’ll make a significant contribution to the world through my passion for hospitality.
      Future Planner Scholarship
      As a hospitality and tourism student, I'm super passionate about event planning because it gives me the opportunity to create memorable experiences for people. I believe that events have the power to bring people together, foster connections, and create positive change in the world. By obtaining skills as an event planner or project leader, I plan to make a positive impact by organizing events that promote sustainability, inclusivity, and social responsibility. I want to use my skills to create events that not only entertain and inspire, but also leave a lasting impact on the community and the environment. One way I hope to make a difference is by incorporating sustainable practices into event planning. From reducing waste and using eco-friendly materials to promoting local vendors and supporting community initiatives, I want to create events that minimize their environmental footprint and contribute to a more sustainable future. Additionally, I'm passionate about using events as a platform to raise awareness and support important causes. Whether it's organizing charity fundraisers, awareness campaigns, or community outreach events, I want to leverage the power of events to make a positive impact on social issues that matter to me and the world. I also believe in the power of inclusivity and diversity in event planning. I want to create events that celebrate different cultures, perspectives, and identities, fostering an environment where everyone feels welcome and represented. By promoting inclusivity, I hope to contribute to a more equitable and understanding society. In addition to my previous points, another way I plan to make a positive impact as an event planner or project leader is by fostering collaboration and partnerships. By working closely with local businesses, organizations, and community members, I aim to create events that not only benefit the attendees but also support the growth and development of the community. Furthermore, I want to utilize my event planning skills to create experiences that inspire and empower individuals. Whether it's through motivational speakers, interactive workshops, or skill-building sessions, I want to provide opportunities for personal and professional growth, helping people unlock their full potential. By combining my passion for event planning with my dedication to making a difference, I'm confident that I can create impactful events that leave a positive mark on the world. Overall, my passion for event planning stems from my desire to bring people together, create meaningful experiences, and make a positive impact on the world. I believe that events have the power to inspire, educate, and ignite change, and I'm excited to use my skills as an event planner or project leader to contribute to a better future.