About Us


Acknowledge your privilege and pay it forward.

 

Reflecting on the journeys we have experienced so far reminds us of how far education has taken us. Our experiences away from home have allowed us to meet and learn from amazing people from different corners of the world. We have been privileged to have the freedom to choose to study any field about which we were passionate. We recognize the importance of having a great support system and of the mentors we have met along the way.

Formal education, especially higher education, is still not an option for many young women in Bali.

We hope that students never have to choose between their college education and making ends meet.

We are grateful for the opportunities afforded to us throughout our journeys and would like to extend some of those opportunities to underrepresented individuals in our homeland of Bali. In aspiring to be responsible community members, we want to help provide the next generations, especially of young women, with the resources they need to develop into well-rounded and self-sufficient adults. We want to assist aspiring female students to succeed in college and beyond, and to spread awareness of the importance of women pursuing higher education in Bali and around the world.

Now is the time to start this journey with you, even with a small first step. 

 

We will provide a merit/potential/coachable/needs-based scholarship in the form of:

Financial support you need to pursue college degree (S1) up to IDR 40million

Personal mentorship

Network access to our friends and mentors

We have yet to decide on the number of scholarship grantee(s) annually. We will be the sole funding source for the first round of scholarships, and as such, we are asking our friends and family to get involved so we may have sustained funding options to accommodate more applicants. Due to this financial limitation, we also welcome applicants who are only looking for (b) and (c), including college students/graduates who are interested in pursuing a graduate study.

 

Learn how to apply here.

Meet Us

We are three siblings born and raised in Denpasar, Bali, who strongly believe that education is paramount to success in life. Following post-secondary education, we pursued various opportunities in higher education earning both professional and graduate degrees from institutions in Jakarta and the US in a variety of fields, including medicine, law, dentistry, and polymer science.

We have always loved sharing our stories with our family and friends, and listening to their experiences too, as we believe that everyone we meet along the way brings unique experiences, lessons, and wisdom.

Putu A. Ditta S. Ustriyana

drg. University of Indonesia, M.S. and Ph.D. Candidate in Polymer Science The University of Akron


 Aside from being a debater and Physics Olympiad participant, Ditta maintained her grades in the top 1% throughout her schooling in Denpasar. She then decided to funnel her passion for helping others into a degree in dentistry. Ditta was accepted by the invitation from the Rector to the University of Indonesia, where she graduated first in her class both during her undergraduate and clinical years. Later as a Fulbright Scholar, she travelled to Akron, Ohio, to study at one of the premier polymer science programs in the US. After graduating from The University of Akron, Ditta is planning to pursue a post-doctorate before returning to Indonesia.

Made Grazia V. Ustriyana

S.H. University of Indonesia, LL.M. Harvard Law School


Shortly after her term as Teruni Denpasar 2007 ended, Grazia pursued her first law degree at the University of Indonesia where she was accepted by invitation from the Rector. While active in extracurricular activities, she graduated cum laude in 3.5 years (top 1% of class). Passionate about serving people and the law, she spent 6 months at a legal aid firm before starting her career with one of the biggest law firms in Jakarta. Grazia was then accepted to Harvard Law School, one of the most prestigious law schools in the world. She came home after getting her master’s degree from Harvard Law in the summer of 2018 and joined the Go-jek legal team before signing on as a corporate lawyer.

Nyoman Gede Grenata N. Ustriyana

dr. Trisakti University


 A former point guard on the Denpasar and Bali basketball team in elementary and middle school, Grenata found his passion in medicine exceeded that in sports after binge-watching House one summer during high school. Continuing as a student-athlete, he was a captain of the Trisakti Medical basketball team until he entered his clinical year. Grenata was named the Most Outstanding Student of Medical Faculty of Trisakti University in 2016. He maintained a cum laude GPA throughout his clinical years and has just passed his national medical board examination. He is currently waiting to be sworn in and plans to serve in a hospital in Bali for his internship.