In 2010 Oy was recommended by the teachers and the director of Cheu Pleung Witthaya School to participate in the Fund Isaan scholarship program.
Oy fitted all the criteria: she was a top student. In fourth grade she scored 97%. This made her number one of her class. But the home situation of Oy was rather difficult. Oy lived with her grandparents, both in their seventies, while her parents, were working in Bangkok as day laborers to pay for her studies and other expenses. Oy's older brother had given up school and was also working as a day laborer.