The US Consul General Mr. John Bray has congratulated under-graduate and graduate students who recently gained admission into U.S. colleges and universities while thanking them for choosing his country to further their studies.
Mr. Bray took time to enlighten the successful students on the import of EducationUSA.
The US Consul General explained further to intimate them that EducationUSA is a U.S. Department of State network of over 425 international student advising centres in more than 175 countries around the world.
The body promotes U.S. higher education to students around the globe by offering accurate, comprehensive, and current information about opportunities to study at one of the 4,700+ accredited post secondary institutions in the United States.
Mr. Bray thanked the Consulate’s Director of Education USA Chinenye Uwadileke and the Deputy Director Adeoloa Oseni for the support handed the students in securing admission, and in many cases financial assistance.
He said to date, about 250 student-members of the Lagos EducationUSA Center studying at U.S. institutions in the fall of 2018, have received scholarships from U.S. institutions totaling over $4 million including one 12th grader who got a full ride scholarship to Harvard to study Political Science.
Many of the graduate students with whom EducationUSA worked were admitted to fully funded, doctoral programs in the STEM fields.
Six Opportunity Fund Program grantees will be going for their fully funded PhD programs in STEM fields.
Concluded that he is very proud of EducationUSA Lagos for reaching approximately 25,000 students this year, through various means, such as at the centre, on-line, at fairs, etc. information on studying in the U.S as they will be joining more than one million international students in the United States.
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