Over 140 Nigerian Students Get $6m Scholarships To Study In US

The Deputy Chief of Mission, US Embassy, Aruna Amirthanayagam, during the prey departure orientation for the students organized by the embassy in Abuja, says 140 Nigerian students have received scholarships worth more than $6 million from different schools in the US in 2017.

He said that the students were awarded full and partial scholarships.

“Today we celebrate the more than 140 young men and women, members of EducationUSA, who have received offers of admission and scholarships to attend US colleges and universities.

“The list of acceptances is quite impressive including more than 560 schools in all; among them are Boston University, Cornell University, Johns Hopkins University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Vanderbilt University, to name a few.

“To support these Nigerian scholars, this year EducationUSA members received more than six million dollars in scholarships from these institutions.”

He said Nigeria is the leader in sending more students to the US.

“Nigeria continues to be the undisputed leader in Africa, sending more international students to the United States than any other country on the continent, ranking number 14 among countries worldwide.”

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