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Nigerian Teen Victory Yinka-Banjo Earns 19 Full-Ride Scholarships Worth Over $5M From U.S. & Canada

This Nigerian teenager is setting the bar high for herself before she even begins her college career. A report from CNN shared that 17-year-old high school graduate Victory Yinka-Banjo counted 19 full-ride scholarship offers from the many colleges she applied to, in total worth over $5 million for an undergraduate program from universities across the U.S. and Canada. “It still feels pretty unbelievable. I applied to so many schools because I didn’t even think any school would accept me,” she told CNN. Yinka-Banjo — who was born to professional Nigerian parents —  was granted several pending full scholarships from the Ivy League schools such as Yale College, Princeton University, Harvard College, Brown University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Stanford University, Johns Hopkins University and the University of Virginia. She also received offers from Canadian colleges such as the Lester B. Pearson scholarship from the University of Toronto and the Karen McKellin...

May 7, 2021