Victory Yinka-Banjo, a 17-year old high school graduate from Nigeria, has received full-ride scholarship offers from 19 prestigious universities in the United States and Canada. Combined, the awards are worth more than $5 million!
“It still feels pretty unbelievable. I applied to so many schools because I didn’t even think any school would accept me,” Victory said in an interview with CNN.
Among the many schools that offered her full-ride scholarships is Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Stanford University, Johns Hopkins University, the University of Virginia, and Ivy League schools like Yale College, Harvard College, Princeton University, and Brown University.