Chinyelu Ojukwu is a 2nd year Psychology major at the University of Pennsylvania. Her future plans involve becoming a doctor and doing pediatric research because she’s interested in antisocial behaviorial issues in children. If given a million dollars, Ojukwu would donate to efforts to improve child and adolescent mental health in her community. “Mental health is still a very stigmatized thing that urgently needs to be destigmatized, especially in foreign communities. As a Nigerian, I know that mental health is still very stigmatized in Nigeria and for our parents. That needs to change because a lot of our youth are suffering in silence.”
Isaac Thomas is a senior in Whitehouse High School in Whitehouse, Texas. Six years ago, he moved to the U.S. from Lagos. A big goal of his is to attend the University of Texas, Austin. His future goals involve getting into the field of Computer Science, going to graduate school, and becoming a Software Engineer. If he was granted a million dollars, he would put it towards a foundation that gives scholarships to help poor Nigerian students afford education and invest in STEM education. “There is a lot of talent in this world that is lost because of economic reasons, and I want this foundation to change that.”
Chukwunonye Bielonwu was born and raised in Nigeria and is now a junior at the University of Houston. He aims to be a doctor in the field of sports and exercise medicine. He holds various leadership positions in his university including Parliamentarian in the Nigerian Student Association. This student organization works to bring Nigerian students together and help them to reach their potential. If granted a million dollars, Bielonwu will give back to Nigeria by helping the less fortunate. “It’s a great thing when somebody makes a positive impact on this world.”
Any U.S. citizen of African heritage is encouraged to apply, no matter the education level, education goal, or field of study. If you’re looking for financial assistance in pursuing your studies and securing your future, check out our application page for additional details. We can’t wait to hear about your journey!
Importance of Donors
We are ready to share the wealth. Naija Nation’s sole cause is to support our expansive, diverse and ever-talented community through whatever means possible. We applaud those able and willing to donate to the Legacy Foundation so our applicants can accomplish their education goals. Together, we can help change lives and improve our community, one scholarship at a time.