Without a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree, a talented Nigerian woman named Islamiyat Ojelade has been awarded 7 PhD Scholarships at 7 of the best universities in the United States.
A Higher National Diploma (HND) credential allowed Islamiyat, who shared her accomplishment on LinkedIn, to get entrance and scholarships to the universities’ PhD programs. After finishing a 4-year academic program at a polytechnic, students in Nigeria can apply for the HND credential.
Islamiyat received her diploma from the Federal Polytechnic Ilaro in Ogun State, in the South-West of Nigeria, with an HND in Science Laboratory Technology (SLT). With a cumulative grade point of 3.89, she earned an excellent diploma from the school, making her the finest graduate of the class of 2018.
Islamiyat battled against the prejudice that HND holders faced in Nigeria. She mentioned that after completing her college degree, she was unsure of what to do next. “After finishing my undergraduate studies, I was afraid and unsure about what to do next. She stated on LinkedIn, “I worked up the guts to talk about my ‘great ambition’ with various people, including friends, fathers, moms, and professors.
In the end, she received PhD Scholarship offers from Florida State University, the University of Massachusetts Amherst, the University of Kansas, the University of Kentucky, the University of North Texas, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and Marquette University in Wisconsin despite the fact that very few people had expressed an interest in helping her.
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