How I Secured US Scholarships Worth $206,510/Year- Promise Ekpo Osaine

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I am thrilled to announce that I have secured a fully-funded scholarship to study for my Ph.D. program in computer science at the Ivy League college, Princeton University which is the #1 in National Universities in the US according to US news. In addition, I got 3 Ph.D. offers ( Uni. of Notre Dame, Uni. of Colorado & Kent) and 3 master’s offers (Western Illinois, Alabama & SLU). 

As a 22-year-old Nigerian lady from Akwaibom, who attended Uniben, this means a whole lot to me. Growing up, people used the name “OKON” for derogatory examples & it impacted my self-esteem. I am sharing this story to inspire every youth & girl-child out there. They can achieve anything they set their minds to regardless of their humble financial & educational background, skin color, nationality, age, or gender. 

My Journey to obtaining these scholarships was rigorous as I sent 140 cold emails, received 11 rejections & worked my 8-5 Job(sleepless nights)

First, I met Wilfred Asuquo of Zeed Worldwide, who educated me about US scholarships, Statement of purpose & has become my Lifecoach. Then, I joined the First Class Leaders Network by Samuel Adeniyi Adeleye where I received support from Chinonso, God’sgift, Esther, Isioma & Oluwaseun


In Aug, Isaac Udotong who is a member of Parent Alumni at Harvard, MIT, and Princeton, advised me to shoot for the top schools & cover 2 app fees. He linked me to Prof. Imafidon of Excellent in Education & University of Oxford for SOP review.

In Nov, I won the MT Scholarship by Dr. Michael Taiwo which covered my IELTS, Transcript, & 2 application fees. My MT mentors, Akinbiyi, Oluseun & Oyakhi provided guidance. 

Oyakhi reviewed all my documents & encouraged my applications to the top schools. I reached out to Dr. Kelechukwu of DEKEMP, who reviewed my SOP & has supported me since then.

In Jan 2021, I received my first scholarship & the rest followed. I became an OFP Scholar & was hosted by the US Consulate General. Lagos Education USA covered VISA & traveling expenses. Thanks to Mrs. Chinenye & Mrs. Adeola.

Today, I have resumed my program focused on improving maternal health through machine learning.]


I am grateful to God Almighty, my family, recommenders (Isi, Augustine, Tyna & Peter), friends Jimmy (counsel), Joseph, Victor, Dr. Odon, Mr. Emeka, Dr. Bayo, Peter, & all those that supported me.

This is a dream come true for me as I believe this will prepare me to achieve similar feats as Princeton Alumni; Michelle(wife to Obama), Alan Turing, Jeff Bezos, Amazon, and Blue Origin – Newslines,& Brooke Shields, my role models Tony Elumelu, Ngozi Iweala, Chimamanda & Folorunso Alakija. Commending Princeton University for Diversity and Inclusion.

My story is a clear example of what is possible when we align ourselves to leverage the experiences of mentors.

To everyone struggling out there, don’t give up.


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