Young Nigerian Man Celebrates Bagging PhD Scholarship in the US, Shares Adorable Photos, Many React

Young Nigerian Man Celebrates Bagging PhD Scholarship in the US, Shares Adorable Photos, Many React

  • A young Nigerian man identified as Emmanuel Osuagwu has celebrated bagging a PhD scholarship in the United States
  • Emmanuel, who took to his LinkedIn page to celebrate his win, narrated how mentors, sponsors and advisors were instrumental to his success
  • Nigerians on social media soon flooded the comment section of Emmanuel's post to celebrate with the young man

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A young Nigerian man identified as Emmanuel Osuagwu has taken to social media to celebrate his win after bagging a scholarship for his PhD in Materials Science at Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, United States.

Taking to his LinkedIn page, Emmanuel said his success was made possible by God who provided him with mentors, sponsors and advisors at each stage of the process.

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Emmanuel Osuagwu has left Nigeria for the US to study
Emmanuel Osuagwu has celebrated his win on social media. Photo credit: Emmanuel Osuagwu/LinkedIn
Source: UGC

In his words:

"Reflecting on where it all started, my first point of reference occurred in 2018 with my Laboratory Manager, Mr. Emmanuel Okuhon at Mobil Oil Apapa.
"I remember asking him what he would advise me to do after school, his response to me was that I proceeded immediately for graduate school in technologically advanced countries like the U.S."

He meets a mentor

Emmanuel said he was opportune to meet a man named Kingsley Okenyi the following year at the SPE NIGERIA COUNCIL NAICE 2019, where he mentored him on the steps he could take in other to get fully funded opportunities in the United States for graduate school.

In his words:

"He went further to volunteer his sponsorship for my GRE, which he eventually did, and not just for myself but a list of many others."

According to the young man, he connected with Sir Great Umenweke on LinkedIn and the latter encouraged him to consider graduate school in the US, especially for the upcoming Fall'21 semester.

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Emmanuel needs to hear from God

The young man said he needed to hear from God on the path to follow. He eventually got God's approval to apply for graduate school.

In his words:

"Remarkably, within the same period of prayer, I was awarded as the winner of the SPE Port Harcourt Section maiden Quiz competition (Digitalisation section), where the awarded fund was used to sponsor my IELTS."

Sharing adorable photos of himself on LinkedIn, Emmanuel expressed gratitude to everyone who made this possible.

Many celebrate the young man

Augustine Ofeh said:

"Congrats Emmanuel Osuagwu."

Oladamola Wojuola commented:


Somto Egba commented:

"Congratulations sir."

Ifeanyi Ogbu said:

"Congrats brother."

Lady who graduated with 1st class bags scholarship

In similar news, a young Nigerian lady identified as Sarah Oladejo has taken to social media to celebrate her win after bagging a full-ride scholarship for her master's degree in computational biology at the University of Alabama, United States.

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Taking to her LinkedIn page to make the disclosure, Oladejo who graduated from the Lagos State University (LASU) with a first class said she was selected for the Mastercard Foundation Scholarship.

In her words:

"I was selected for the Mastercard Foundation Scholarship for a Masters in Canada and a Graduate Assistantship as well as a Fellowship for my Master's degree in the United States of America. Allow me to introduce to you a Graduate Scholar and Fellow at the University of Alabama, USA going for a Master's degree in Computational Biology on a full-ride scholarship."


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Tunde Ososanya Tunde Ososanya, a former senior editor, is a graduate of Mass Communication from the Nigerian Institute of Journalism. He's passionate about what he does and finds fulfilment in informing the people. Ososanya is the author of Later Tonight: a Collection of Short Stories.

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