A young Nigerian lady identified as Promise Ekpo Osaine has bagged four PhD offers abroad; two fully-funded and two partially funded scholarships.
A Nigerian lady identified as Promise Ekpo Osaine has celebrated her achievement on social media after bagging four PhD offers abroad – two fully-funded and two partially-funded scholarships.
Taking to her LinkedIn page, the young lady said apart from the PhD offers, she also bagged three masters offers.
Promise Ekpo Osaine has commenced her PhD in computer science at Princeton University. Photo credit: Promise Ekpo Osaine/LinkedIn
The PhD offers she got were from Princeton University, University of Notre Dame, University of Colorado, and Kent State University.
Her masters offers were from Western Illinois university, University of Alabama and Saint Louis University.
According to the young lady, the scholarships she bagged in the US are worth $206,510/year (N85,129,617.30).
Promise said she has accepted to study for her PhD in computer science at Princeton University, which is one of the best in the United States.The young lady said:
“As a 22-year-old #Nigerian lady from #Akwaibom, who attended #Uniben, this means a whole lot to me. Growing up, people used the name “OKON” for derogatory examples & it impacted my self-esteem.
“I am sharing this story to inspire every #youth & girl-child out there. They can achieve anything they set their minds to regardless of their humble financial & educational background, skin color, nationality, age, or gender.”
Promise was quick to note that the journey to obtaining the scholarships was rigorous. She had to deal with 11 rejections after sending out 140 cold emails.In her words:
“My Journey to obtaining these scholarships was rigorous as I sent 140 cold emails, received 11 rejections & worked my 8-5 Job (sleepless nights).”
The young lady met a LinkedIn influencer and life coach identified as Wilfred Asuquo, who educated her about US scholarships and statement of purpose.
“First, I met Wilfred of Zeed Worldwide, who educated me about US scholarships, Statement of purpose & has become my #Lifecoach.”
Promise, who is a first class graduate of computer engineering, later met some people who were also instrumental in securing the scholarships. The young lady expressed gratitude to them for their support.
She also acknowledged the contribution of First Class Leaders Network where she received tremendous supports.
Promise also expressed gratitude to Education USA, Dr kelechukwu and Isaac Udotong for their supports.
In her words:
“In Nov, I won the MT Scholarship by Dr. Michael Taiwo which covered my #IELTS, Transcript, & 2 application fees.
“My MT mentors, Akinbiyi, Oluseun & Oyakhi provided guidance. Oyakhi reviewed all my documents & encouraged my applications to the top schools. I reached out to Dr. Kelechukwu of DEKEMP, who reviewed my SOP & has supported me since then.”