MANILA, PHILIPPINES — In a recent turn of events, Filipino student Julian Martir has spoken out, addressing the doubts surrounding his admission and scholarship grants with 30 different universities in the US and UK.
The 20-year-old senior high school student from Negros Occidental gained viral attention after sharing on social media that he had been accepted and offered scholarships amounting to $1.9 million (approximately P104 million), a story that quickly made headlines on major TV news programs and online news outlets.
However, the public’s skepticism grew when Martir faced an interview and struggled to articulate his motivations for choosing the academic path he had indicated. Furthermore, doubts escalated when his alma mater, Negros Occidental High School (NOHS), released a statement claiming they could not substantiate Martir’s claims due to a lack of “first-hand information.”
These circumstances led to Martir becoming the target of criticism on social media, with some online users accusing him of being a fraud. Seeking to clear his name, Martir recently sat down for an interview with News5, where he emphasized the authenticity of his credentials, university applications, and scholarships.
“I hope everyone will stop accusing me, or kung ano-ano man yung sinasabi ng mga ibang tao,” Martir pleaded, referring to the disparaging comments made by others. When questioned about his application process, Martir clarified that all of his applications were completed online. “Just to make my statement clear din po, all of the universities I applied to are true po,” he affirmed.
Martir went on to share the depth of his dedication, stating, “Binigay ko po talaga, pati sarili ko binigay ko. Parang sin-old ko po yung soul ko” Addressing the issue of university responses to his applications, Martir assured, “Totoo po yung 30 universities na inapplyan ko po. Kahit na i-email niyo sila ng paulit-ulit, they will give you the same response na ni-review talaga ang application ko with scholarships”.
Julian Martyr Scholarship Grants
An updated article from another news source verified Martir’s claims, reporting that eight universities among the initial 30 confirmed his admission, with five of them confirming scholarship offers.
The schools were:
- Ohio Wesleyan University
- Alfred University
- Woodbury University
- University of Arizona
- University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
- Michigan Technological University
- Clemson University
- University of Massachusetts Boston
As Julian Martir breaks his silence and defends the validity of his achievements, the public awaits further evidence and confirmation from the involved universities to shed light on the matter and bring clarity to the ongoing controversy. – WhatALife!/Jayve
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