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Dr. Soronnadi Nnaji Legacy Scholarship

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1 winner$5,000
In Review
Application Deadline
Jun 9, 2024
Winners Announced
Aug 12, 2024
Education Level
Recent scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
3.0 or higher
First or second-generation African immigrant
Education Level:
High school senior or undergraduate student

Dr. Soronnadi Nnaji was born in Zaria, Kaduna and raised in Owerri, Nigeria. Excelling in education has been a priority for Dr. Nnaji since elementary school. He attended St. George Elementary School in Zaria and graduated in the top 10% of his class. Then, he enrolled in St. Paul’s Secondary School where he graduated with first class honors. Afterwards, he received a BS in Agricultural Engineering from Israel Institute of Technology, a MS in Agricultural Engineering and MS in Civil Engineering from the University of Hawaii, and a PhD in Hydrology and Water Resources from the University of Arizona. 

As a father, uncle, mentor, educator, and community leader, Dr. Soronnadi Nnaji always demonstrated a strong love for his community, commitment to education, and his deep pride in Nigerian culture. 

The Dr. Soronnadi Nnaji Legacy Scholarship Fund aims to assist first and second-generation African immigrant students who embody the spirit and dedication exemplified by Dr. Soronnadi Nnaji, enabling them to make a positive impact on their communities and beyond.

Any high school senior or current undergraduate student at a two or four-year institution who is a first or second generation African immigrant, majoring in a STEM related major and has at least a 3.0 GPA may apply for this scholarship. Students who have a strong record of volunteerism in their communities and/or are actively involved in African student associations at their school are strongly preferred.

To apply, tell us how you serve your community, how your background as a first or second generation African immigrant has impacted your educational journey thus far and how receiving this scholarship will impact your education and STEM career.

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Drive, Passion
Published November 5, 2023
Essay Topic

How have you contributed to your community, including what initiatives or projects have you been a part of and their impacts? Reflect on your cultural heritage as a first or second-generation African immigrant. How has your cultural background shaped your educational experiences, values, and goals? Explain how receiving the Dr. Soronnadi Nnaji Legacy Scholarship would impact your education and STEM career. 

400–600 words


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Jun 9, 2024. Winners will be announced on Aug 12, 2024.

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