The Ertegun Scholarship is and will always be a tremendous blessing in my life. I would not have come to Oxford without it: I aspired to study Classics at Oxford since childhood, and often thought my road had taken too sharp a detour for it ever to happen. But I made it, gained a master’s degree, (found an Oxonian husband), and intend to pursue a Classics DPhil at Oxford. I am currently taking a year away from academia, working at my old international school in Prague, Czech Republic. Mica Ertegun’s commitment to the arts and humanities has made that possible; I could not but be grateful.