Spectacular Ethiopian student offered 6 mln USD in scholarships

Posted on 07 June,2017


Believe it or not, Ethiopian Ezra Yosef, 18, has secured a scholarship of 24 top universities of the United States of America, amounting six million dollars.

Later this month, thousands of the U.S. high school students will graduate and move on to college, including one spectacularly successful student who has been offered more than 6 million U.S dollar in scholarships.

Ezra has 24 college acceptance letters that he keeps them in a suitcase to carry.

“I wrote about a lot of things in my essay but mostly I wrote about something I’m really passionate about [which is] social liberation in Africa, and specifically I talked about literacy rates among Ethiopian women where my family came from; I spoke about basketball, I tied so many things I like and enjoy and passionate about,” says Ezra Yoseph.

He is the first person in his immediate family to go to college and has a 4.73 Grade Point Average.

But, choosing the right school wasn’t easy and he visited several of them after narrowing it down to an impressive final four of Stanford, Yale, Princeton and Columbia Universities.

Ezra finally felt more comfortable with Stanford University and plans to attend in the fall of 2017, according to the report of 8 News Now, a broadcast media.

Lonie Lim, his High School Counsellor dubbed him as a “Remarkable student”. “It’s amazing to watch him grow into such a fine young man.”

Ezara Yoseph, who grew up in a single parent household, has his sights set on becoming a Clinical Neurosurgeon. He says, “I want to focus on studying Parkinson’s disease that really stems from my grandmother who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease six years ago.”

“He is a remarkable kid and I’m telling you, in four years when he graduates, he’s going to do even bigger and better things,” Lonie told 8 News reporter.