Promise Ekpo Osaine is a first class graduate of UNIBEN who has been awarded a full scholarship to further her studies in Princeton University, the brilliant young lady was also given 3 others PHD offers and 3 Masters offers from Universities in foreign countries from Nigeria.
Promise Ekpo Osaine has celebrated her scholarship achievements on social media; taking to her LinkedIn page, the young lady said apart from the PhD offers, she also bagged three masters offers.
According to her, the PhD offers she got were from Princeton University, University of Notre Dame, University of Colorado, and Kent State University.
Her masters offers were from Western Illinois university, University of Alabama and Saint Louis University. According to the young lady, the scholarships she bagged in the US are worth $206,510/year (N85,129,617.30).
The 22-year-old first class graduate of computer engineering said her journey to securing the scholarships was rigorous.
“As a 22-year-old #Nigerian lady from #Akwaibom, who attended #Uniben, this means a whole lot to me. Growing up, people used the name “OKON” for derogatory examples & it impacted my self-esteem.
“I am sharing this story to inspire every #youth & girl-child out there. They can achieve anything they set their minds to regardless of their humble financial & educational background, skin color, nationality, age, or gender.”
Promise was quick to note that the journey to obtaining the scholarships was rigorous. She had to deal with 11 rejections after sending out 140 cold emails.
The young lady met a LinkedIn influencer and life coach identified as Wilfred Asuquo, who educated her about US scholarships and statement of purpose.
Promise, who is a first class graduate of computer engineering, later met some people who were also instrumental in securing the scholarships. The young lady expressed gratitude to them for their support.
She also acknowledged the contribution of First Class Leaders Network where she received tremendous supports. Promise also expressed gratitude to Education USA, Dr kelechukwu and Isaac Udotong for their supports.
Promise said she has accepted to study for her PhD in computer science at Princeton University, which is one of the best in the United States.
The young lady said: “As a 22-year-old Nigerian lady from Akwa Ibom, who attended Uniben, this means a whole lot to me. Growing up, people used the name “OKON” for derogatory examples & it impacted my self-esteem.
You can achieve whatever you set your mind to regardless of your background. Promise is such an inspiration to every youth and girl-child out there.