- What has proved to be a herculean and unsuccessful venture for many people has been repeatedly achieved by a young man
- The man caused a stir on social media as he revealed that he had won a total of 8 scholarships which are worth R3.1 million
- The man, Babajide Milton Macaulay started axing scholarship applications right from his secondary school where he won the first which was worth 20k
A Nigerian man has gone to show why some persons are referred to as geniuses, which is due to the extraordinary feats they are able to achieve.
Babajide Milton Macaulay blew many away when he announced on his LinkedIn page that he had bagged 8 scholarships so far, starting from his secondary school.
Macaulay said these scholarships, which were won in the last 17 years of his life stemmed from his quest to acquire knowledge, skills and competence.
The scholarships comprise both home and abroad awards.
A breakdown of the 8 scholarships
The PhD holder went on to give a breakdown of the scholarships as:
"1. Iju Scholarship Initiative (2004; worth R695).
"2. Total/EPNL Nigerian Tertiary Institutions Scholarship (2006-2010; worth R5215 per year = R20 861).
"3. Christ The Redeemer's (a Unit under RCCG) Undergraduate Bursary (2008-2009; worth R695 per year).
"4. Federal Government of Nigeria Undergraduate Scholarship (2009/2010; R5215).
"5. London Metropolitan University (LMU) Postgraduate Scholarship (2012; worth £15,000, i.e. R312 000).
"6. Commonwealth Shared Scholarship (2012; worth about £30,000, i.e. about R632 000). PS: Accepted this scholarship in 2012 instead of LMU's.
"7. Commonwealth PhD Scholarship (2015; worth about £100,000, i.e. about R2.08 million).
"8. Nigerian University of Technology and Management (NUTM) Scholarship Programme (2021; worth about $7,000, i.e. about R121 000)."
Social media users took to his comment section to hail his achievements.
Kelechukwu Onwukamike said:
"Super congrts brodami."
Rapahel Usoroh wrote:
Bello Michael commented:
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Man bags scholarship with an R302 000 stipend
Meanwhile, Briefly News previously reported that a man had celebrated winning a scholarship that would make him enjoy an R302 000 stipend.
The young man simply identified as Mike said he got the offer with his 4.49 CGPA. He would be doing his PhD with his first degree.
According to Mike, he will be working as a teaching assistant and receiving over $23,000 stipend.
Nigerians were proud of the young man and they soon flooded the comment section of his post with congratulatory messages.
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Source: Briefly News