New Jersey based Nigerian teen, Ifeoma White-Thorpe has made an interesting academic accomplishment.
Getting admission letters from all 8 Ivy League schools says tons about the student-applicant.
Ivy League schools are top notch higher institutions in Northeastern United States.
These 8 institutions include: Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University, and Yale University.
Ivy League schools are often super-selective with their admissions. Admittance into the school must have certified that the student in question is from a certain social cadre and with a significant intellectual ability.
The obviously brilliant Nigerian in diaspora got admission letters from all 8 institutions. But that’s not all. She also applied and got a yes from Stanford as well.
“I was shaking, I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, like this might be eight out of eight,’ and I clicked it and it said ‘Congratulations,’ and I was like, ‘Oh my goodness,’ and then I was like, “What did I say?'”
The Nigerian teenager says she applied to all of the schools because they all have great research facilities. For her to be accepted into the 8 schools, she thinks it’s probably because her love for “poetry and writing just really stood out.”
Ifeoma White-Thorpe is the daughter of Patricia White-Thorpe, a Pharmacist and Andre, a computer engineer. They all live in New Jersey.
Currently a student of Morris Hills High School in Denville, Ifeoma says she wants to further her education and possibly make a career for herself in global health.
“I want to go into global health and study biology, and so many of them have great research facilities, so I was like, I might as well just shoot my shot and apply,”
“I got into Harvard early-action, so I figured I’ll just go there, so then I got into all the others and I was like, ‘Wait, now I don’t know where I want to go,'”
Her parents have no intention of choosing for her. They say it is her choice to make. The best part is that these schools are highly reputable ones with academic reputation that has stood the test of time.
The overjoyed young lady admits she has to battle the happy confusion of not knowing where to go.
Also in cognizance is the fact that the lucky girl will be needing a fortune to study in any if these institutions. She would love it if the schools would give merit scholarship offers. This will go a long way in supporting her financially.
“At this point, none of the schools I’ve applied to said they give merit scholarships, so I’m praying that they give me some more financial aid or some money. Shout out to all of those schools, please give me something,”
It is good to know that a good number of teenagers have attained a similar feat as Ifeoma White-Thorpe.
Ghanaian Kwasi Enin got admission in all the Ivy Schools in 2014. He finally picked Yale; Nigerian Harold Ekeh in 2015 whom also chose Yale; Nigerian Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna and Kelly Hyles from Guyana got similar Ivy admissions in 2016.