Nigerian student, Femi Ositade, wins $3.5m worth of scholarships from 14 foreign universities

Oluwafemi Ositade, a 17-year-old Nigerian teenager, has received full scholarships to many Ivy League universities in the United States, Canada, and Qatar.

The adolescent, a part of The Ambassadors College, Ota’s Class of 2023, was awarded scholarships totaling more than $3.5 million.

Ositade’s astonishing achievement originates from his extraordinary performance on the SAT, where he received a perfect score in Math (800/800) and a near-perfect score of 760 out of 800 in Reading and Writing, as well as a collegiate CGPA of 4.04/4.0.

Ositade got 14 scholarships from prestigious universities, nine of which are full-ride scholarships (which cover tuition, housing, allowance, and all other student expenses).

The universities that have given scholarship offers to Ositade are Harvard University, Brown University, Duke University, University of Toronto Lester B Pearson Scholarship, Wesleyan University, Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, University of Miami, Howard University, Stetson University, Fisk University, University of Toronto, Mississauga Campus, University of Toronto St. George Campus, University of Toronto, Scarborough Campus and Drexel University.

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In the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), he got a score of 358, and was ranked as the second best in Nigeria for the year 2023.

Also, in the 2023 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), Ositade got eight A’s and one B2.

He wants to pursue a degree in Computational Physics, due to his passion for Quantum Computing and Mathematics.


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