TRIBUNNEWSBOGOR.COM – A Nigerian teenager received 19 scholarship offers from various universities in the United States and Canada.
The scholarships are in the form of funds valued at more than 5 million dollars for undergraduate study programs.
Reported CNN, the teenager is named Victory Yinka-Banjo.
Victory was born to Nigerian parents, Chika Yinka-Banjo, a senior lecturer at the University of Lagos, and Adeyinka Banjo, a private sector procurement and supply chain executive.
“It still feels unbelievable. I applied to so many schools because I didn’t even think any school would accept me,” Victory said.
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This 17-year-old teenager was given full scholarships from prestigious universities such as the Ivy League, Yale College, Princeton University, Harvard University, and Brown University.
In addition, other US university scholarship offers include the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Stanford University, Johns Hopkins University and the University of Virginia.
In Canada, Victory was offered the Lester B. Pearson scholarship from the University of Toronto and the Karen McKellin International Leader of Tomorrow (KMILOT) scholarship from the University of British Columbia.
“Their acceptance process is very selective,” said Victory.
“They only accept the best of the best. So, you can imagine how, every day, I have to remind myself that I really do get into these schools. So unreal!” he added.
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