“Fully Funded Scholarship”: HND Holder Gets Direct Admission For Masters, Relocates to USA to Start Studies

Sep 1, 2023 | Entertainment, News


  • A Nigerian student got a fully funded masters scholarship to study in the USA despite having only a Higher National Diploma, HND
  • Omokhoya Sunday possesses an HND in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, which he bagged from the Federal Polytechnic, Offa
  • Information obtained by Legit.ng shows that Sunday will be studying at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, United States

A Nigerian student got a fully funded scholarship to study for his masters degree at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, United States.

The student, Omokhoya Sunday, is an HND holder, and he graduated from the Federal Polytechnic, Offa, Kwara state.

Photos of a Nigerian student who got a fully-funded scholarship in USA.
The student who has only HND got a scholarship for his masters degree in the USA. Photo credit: Twitter/@scholarshipcafe and Getty Images/Aaftab Sheikh and Aaron Foster.
Source: UGC

Before going to Offa for his HND, Sunday had studied at the Federal Polytechnic, Ado Ekiti, for his National Diploma, ND.

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Student gets a scholarship to study in USA

Sunday’s studied Electrical and Electronic Engineering for his ND and HND and has now proceeded to the USA for a masters degree in Electrical Engineering.

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Sunday’s success story was posted on Twitter by Scholarship Cafe, a body that shares foreign scholarship information.

The body wrote:

“We’re thrilled to celebrate one of our remarkable success stories, Joseph Omokoya, a recipient of our 2023 E-passport project. Joseph has recently embarked on his Master’s journey in Electrical Engineering at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, USA.

“Joseph embodies hard work and resilience, serving as an inspiration to us all. Joseph’s success is a testament to the transformative power of education and community backing.”

Some schools in USA accept HND for masters degree

Founder of Scholarship Cafe, Dr Olumuyiwa Igbalajobi, told Legit.ng that going straight to masters with only an HND is possible as opposed to what many think.

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He said there are schools in the USA that accept students who have only HND.

His words:

“It is possible. Highly possible. There are schools in the US that accept HND.”

See the tweet below:

Brilliant student dies after getting scholarship

In a related story, Legit.ng reported that a Nigerian girl scored 9As in WAEC, but unfortunately, she died.

The girl, Chinecherem Promise Ibeh, also got a scholarship to study software engineering in the United Kingdom.

A burial flyer seen on several Facebook walls indicated that the girl was from the Umunneochi local government area of Abia state.

Source: Legit.ng





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