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Rhodes Scholarships for West Africa 2018: Meet the 15 Finalists

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Following the official re-launch of the Rhodes Scholarships for West Africa in May this year, and the call for applications which opened in June, the dream of post graduate studies at the prestigious University of Oxford, UK is about to come true for one remarkably bright student from Nigeria, Ghana or Sierra Leone.

A total of 2,948 applications were received from intending scholars across the sub-region. Here are the fifteen (15) exceptionally brilliant students that made the final shortlist:

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Name: Alice Amegah
Institution Attended: University of Ghana, 2016
Course Studied: Psychology with Study of Religions

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Name: Toluwalase Awoyemi
Institution Attended: University of Ibadan, Nigeria, 2016
Course Studied: Medicine & Surgery

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Name: Daniel Fobi
Institution Attended: University of Ghana, 2017
Course Studied: Geography, History & Dance Studies

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Name: Emmanuel Obidiegwu
Institution Attended: University of Ibadan, Nigeria, 2014
Course Studied: Computer Science

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Name: Emmanuelle Dankwa
Institution Attended: University of Ghana, 2017
Course Studied: Mathematics & Statistics

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Name: Erica Nkrumah
Institution Attended: University of Ghana, 2016
Course Studied: Law

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Name: Faith Oyende
Institution Attended: Lagos State University, Nigeria, 2016
Course Studied: Biochemistry

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Name: Fredrick Nwasike
Institution Attended: University of Lagos, Nigeria, 2017
Course Studied: Geology

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Name: Halima Abu Ali
Institution Attended: American University of Nigeria, 2017
Course Studied: Petroleum Chemistry

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Name: Immaculata Onuigbo
Institution Attended: American University of Nigeria, 2016
Course Studied: Petroleum Chemistry

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Name: Kofi Gunu
Institution Attended: Augustana University, USA, 2017
Course Studied: Government/International Affairs

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Name: Iyeyinka Omigbodun
Institution Attended: Harvard College, USA, 2016
Course of Study & Grade: Social Anthropology & African Studies

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Name: Sandra Jusu
Institution Attended: Moddibo Adamma University, Nigeria, 2016
Course Studied: Biotechnology

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Name: Tochukwu Okafor
Institution Attended: University of Benin, Nigeria, 2016
Course Studied: Electrical/Electronics Engineering

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Name: Valerie Ojini
Institution Attended: New York University Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2014
Course Studied: Economics & Finance

 

The “Scholar-Elect” will emerge after the final round of interviews on December 1 and 2, 2017, and she/he will join other scholars from around the world to commence studies at the prestigious University of Oxford, United Kingdom in the October 2018 academic session. Total value of the scholarship could range from £50,000 to £60,000 per annum, with the average tenure for a Rhodes Scholar being three years.

Established in the Will of Cecil John Rhodes, the Rhodes Scholarship is the world’s most preeminent post-graduate scholarship scheme, and it has been providing transformative opportunities for exceptional young leaders from around the world for 115 years.

Application opens on Friday, June 1st, 2018 for the 2019 Scholarships. Interested candidates are to apply online at www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk

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