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7UP unveils Winner of the 2018 7UP Harvard Business School Scholarship



Seven-Up Bottling Company Limited (SBC) makers of 7UP, Pepsi, Mirinda, H2Oh, Teem, Mountain Dew and Aquafina have restated their commitment to support the Nigerian youth to achieve their full potentials and get to the zenith of their chosen career. 

This cause was demonstrated with the unveiling of Ulunma Izejiobi as the 8th recipient of the 7UP Harvard Business School MBA Scholarship for 2018.

Ulunma joins the ranks of Misan Rewane, Olujimi Williams, Mayowa Kuyoro, Oluwasola Olaniyan, Bankole Makanjuola, Chidozie Ibekwe and Ahmed Alimi, all former recipients of the 7UP HBSS Award who have gone on to make marks in their chosen fields.

Accompanied by her husband, daughter, parents, and numerous well-wishers, Ulunma gave an eloquent speech appreciating her parents for her upbringing and her husband for his continuous encouragement, she was all smiles as she accepted and thanked 7UP for making her dreams a reality.

The first recipient of the 7UP HBSS award, Misan Rewane, shared her experience as a winner at the event. She spoke of how the scholarship has empowered her to achieve her dream thereby providing her with a great platform aimed at impacting the lives of youths through her organisation, West Africa Vocational Education (WAVE) which is in its 5th year. The 2017 recipient Ahmed Alimi was also on hand to share his current Harvard experience.

Also speaking at the unveiling event, the Senior Brand Manager Seven-Up Bottling Company, Segun Ogunleye representing the Head of Marketing, Norden Thurston stated that what the scholarship offers on a national scale is the opportunity for succession planning as these young Nigerians are expected to assume leadership of the commanding heights of the economy in the near future. He noted that countries’ growth is tied to the quality of their leadership.

Ulunma Izejiobi is the eighth recipient of the 7UP Harvard Business Scholarship. 

For more information, visit Seven-Up’s website.

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1 Comment

  1. Bo

    August 20, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    The cost of sponsoring an MBA Candidate to Harvard for the 2 years is close to 100 million naira. Tuition, living expenses, accommodation, student treks, balls and all the other experiences. I get the CSR from 7UP, but seriously there are better uses of this money especially for millions of Nigerians that are out of school, cant go to school, cant afford school. That is better use of CSR dollars. Touching as many lives as possible. I know some of the previous recipients of this scholarship and some of them are rich people, rich families, rich everything. 7UP literally dashing rich people money. This scholarship does not make sense – sure if i was a recipient, i will be happy but i know in my heart that this is a stupid excuse for CSR. Allocate that money into rehabilitating Nigerian schools, provide scholarships to 100s of students in private unis in Nigeria or 1000s of students in public unis. The scholarship for one person can do so much for thousands of people. 7UP please, use this money for something better and end this scholarship scheme.

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