Nineteen Nigerian students have received scholarships worth $ 2 .17 million to attend American universities and colleges for the 2020 / 2021 academic session .
The 19 departing students — two undergraduates and 17 graduate students — will be studying a variety of majors including Infectious Diseases , Biomedical Sciences , Engineering, Chemistry , Climate Change and Climate Variability , Geology , and Political Science . Their impressive list of acceptances includes University of Massachusetts Boston, Purdue University , Duke University , Northwestern University , among others.
A statement from the US Embassy in Nigeria on Friday stated that the students are high achieving , low -income students from southern Nigeria ,and that it was made possible through the Opportunity Funds Program of the United States Consulate General in Lagos , with support from Coca -Cola Nigeria limited.
The scholarship covered expenses involved in the college application process such as payment for standardized tests , application fees , visa and SEVIS fees as well as air travel to the United States .
Beneficiaries were urged to take full advantage of every opportunity,not only to learn but also expand their horizon.