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I asked for one scholarship, God gave me seven – Nigerian lady celebrates as she lands in America



A young Nigerian lady identified as Joy Amadi, has taken to social media to announce that she secured 7 fully funded scholarship abroad.

She said that after applying for a PhD programme in USA and Canada, she was expecting to get only one scholarship but God had other plans.

Joy made this known via her LinkedIn page where she noted that she had to decline six and accepted admission into the University of Delaware.

She posted photos of herself at the airport with her family when she departed Nigeria to the United States.

She gave thanks to God, her mum and her late dad for supporting and believing in her dreams.

Joy wrote; ”Dear LinkedIn Family,

I am happy to announce to you that I recently arrived America and have started my PhD program at the University of Delaware.

My utmost gratitude goes to God Almighty who saw me through this journey. I asked for one scholarship and God gave me 7 fully funded offers in USA and Canada.

A special thank you to my sweet mum and lovely siblings who kept on praying for me and encouraging me even when I felt like giving up. Lastly, to my late dad who believed in my future and always supported my dreams, I say THANK YOU VERY MUCH…

I know that death didn’t give you the chance to witness the next phase of my life 😟😓 but I am very very sure that you are a proud father wherever you are. May your soul continue to rest in the Lord’s bosom.”

Similarly a man identified as Destiny Ogedegbe, has gained admission into Harvard University and the University of Oxford

He made the announcement via Twitter on Saturday, 13th of August, 2022, while celebrating the development.

According to Destiny, he is among four Nigerians admitted into Harvard Law School this year and his parents are very proud of him.

In a lengthy thread, the law graduate revealed that it is his first time of applying for post graduate studies and he was fortunate to get accepted into two of the most prestigious institutions in the world.

He was accepted into Harvard to pursue LLM programme, while Oxford gave him admission to run a BCL Programme; while conferring on him the Wiedenfeld Hoffmann Scholarship.

In his words; ”I’m excited to share that I got admitted into the two most prestigious universities in the world: the University of Harvard and the University of Oxford.

Particularly excited by the fact that I’m one of 4 Nigerians admitted this year to the Harvard Law School LLM Programme — the most competitive law programme in the world — on a scholarship. Also humbled to be one of the very few Nigerians admitted by the University of Oxford for the prestigious BCL Programme; humbled by the conferment of the Wiedenfeld Hoffmann Scholarship and recognised as a Hoffmann Scholar of Oxford.

These are the only two schools I have ever applied to for graduate studies and I got into both. They both did the right thing, I suspect, because this story is already written in the stars —this is merely the mortal manifestation of God’s ideal. I have no other explanation. My parents are excited, but also pleasantly confused. This is beyond them. Because from where we come, folks don’t wake up and dream of Harvard or Oxford. Now, my mum describes me in our dialect as “the child who was born with gold in his hands”. Everyone is happy about it.”