Nnaemeka Opara a freshman and an Intellegence and Cyber Operations major current freshman at the University of Southern California. His future goals involve becoming a product manager at Microsoft or Google and influence the next generation of Nigerians to make it in the STEM industry. If he was granted a million dollars, he would put it towards a foundation that supports African Americans that are interested in STEM afford education and invest in STEM education. “I want them to start early on so when they dive into their career journeys they'll have a head start, I think that will be beneficial for all Africans".
Blessing Afolabi is a senior at Michael E DeBakey High School in Houston, Texas. Her future goals involve getting into the medical field. With both of her parents being nurses and her two sisters also being in the medical field, her passion to become a Physician sparked at a young age. She went to Baylor College of Medicine Academy as a 6th grader which is where her love and curiosity for the human body grew even more. If she was granted a million dollars, she would donate a huge part to her local church that she was born & raised through to teach and give the youth more fun experiences. "I just love what they do for the community, people from all walks and struggles of life. I want to help."
Abira Imanke was born and raised in Somali and is now a freshman at the Illustrious Howard University. She has aimed to become a nurse since she was young and is on track as a nursing major. If granted a million dollars, she would help fund schooling and bring many more opportunities to African American students. "I want to combat racism by getting black and brown individuals to advocate for their patients."
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.