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Nigerian teen receives 19 scholarship gives value $5m in US, Canada

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A 17 years previous Nigerian teenage Victory Yinka-Banjo has been awarded greater than 5 million {dollars} value of scholarship cash for an undergraduate program of research, in line with admission paperwork and estimates of economic help awards.

“It nonetheless feels fairly unbelievable. I utilized to so many faculties as a result of I didn’t even suppose any college would settle for me,” Victory informed CNN, relishing her tutorial prowess.

Born to Nigerian mother and father, Chika Yinka-Banjo, a senior lecturer on the College of Lagos, and Adeyinka Banjo, a non-public sector procurement and provide chain govt, Victory was given potential full scholarships from the Ivy League colleges, Yale Faculty, Princeton College, Harvard Faculty, and Brown College.

{The teenager} informed CNN that her a number of scholarships provide “have made me stand taller, smile wider, and pat myself on the again extra usually.”

Different US scholarship gives included these from the Massachusetts Institute of Know-how (MIT), Stanford College, Johns Hopkins College and the College of Virginia.

In Canada, Victory was provided the Lester B. Pearson scholarship from the College of Toronto and the Karen McKellin Worldwide Chief of Tomorrow (KMILOT) scholarship from the College of British Columbia.

“Their admissions processes are extraordinarily selective,” Victory added. 

“They solely settle for the very best of the very best. So, you’ll be able to think about how, every day, I’ve to remind myself that I truly acquired into these colleges. It’s surreal!”

A senior prefect throughout her time in highschool, Victory rose to nationwide prominence in late 2020 after she scored straight As in her West African Senior Faculty Certificates Examination (WASSCE).

Months earlier, the Nigerian teen had been rated because the “Prime within the World” in English as a second language (talking endorsement) by the College of Cambridge Worldwide Examination (CIE).

Victory aced the Cambridge IGCSE examination buying an A in all six topics she sat for.

Victory informed CNN her exceptional achievements are borne out of onerous work.

{The teenager} remarked that her a number of scholarship gives have made her stand taller, smile wider, and pat herself on the again extra usually.

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