17-year-old Nigerian student receives 19 full-ride scholarships from schools across the US and Canada

A 17-year old Nigerian secondary school graduate who aced all her papers in the 2020 WASSCE, has been offered 19 full-ride scholarships by universities across the United States and Canada. 

The student identified as Victory Yinka-Banjo, was also offered $5 million worth of scholarship money for an undergraduate program of study, according to the admission documents. 

Victory who revealed that she had applied to many schools because she felt her chances of gaining admission were very slim, was offered potential full scholarships from Ivy league schools such as Yale college, Princeton University, Harvard College and Brown University.

Other US scholarship offers included those from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, Johns Hopkins University and University of Virginia. 

In Canada she was offered the Lester B Pearson scholarship from the University of Toronto, and the Karen Michelin International Leader of Tomorrow scholarship from the University of British Columbia. 

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