First-Class Mathematician & Farmer, Emmanuel Nworie Bags PhD Scholarship (Photos)
Emmanuel Nworie, a first-class mathematics graduate of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, has bagged a fully-funded scholarship at a university in the United States.
TheCable had reported how Nworie tilled the soil in Ebonyi state owing to poverty and a lack of platform to utilise his knowledge.
The 27-year-old, who graduated with a cumulative grade point average of 4.92/5.00, had experienced a life of hardship prior to his application for the Michael Taiwo (MT) Scholarship.
“I started having challenges in 2005 when we struggled with the health of my dad. He gave up in January 2009. I have long wanted to be a mathematician. But after my dad passed away, I was deterred because at some point when I was trying to save for undergraduate studies and after two years I couldn’t save enough, so I was frustrated,” he had said in an interview with TheCable.
Michael Taiwo, a US-based Nigerian and sponsor of MT Scholarships, along Suraj Oyewale, founder of JarusHub, a profession and schooling platform, recognized Nworie at some point of the selection of applicants for the scholarship.
The UNN graduate emerged as one of the 23 applicants decided on from a pool of 1,509 candidates for the scholarship which covers fees for utility expenses and Graduate Record Exam (GRE) — a requirement for graduate application for some publications within the US.
In a statement on Tuesday, Taiwo announced Nworie’s selection for a totally-funded Ph.D. In arithmetic at the Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, Texas.
He said the exceptional mathematician received 3 gives from universities inside the southern part of america.
“Today, I am pleased to announce that Emmanuel Chinweuba Nworie has popular a totally funded provide to take a look at for his PhD in Mathematics at the Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, Texas. SMU is a prestigious non-public research university. Emmanuel prefers places with warm climate. He received 3 exceptional gives, all from faculties inside the southern a part of the USA,” he said.
“Mentors are our secret sauce. It is difficult to exaggerate the function Dr. Busayo Aworunse, Emmanuel’s assigned mentor, performed in handing over the final results we have a good time nowadays. Busayo, thank you. Help me congratulate Emmanuel. I cannot wait to peer what he does with a Math PhD from SMU!”
Speaking with TheCable, Taiwo defined Nworie’s success as great.
He stated he nevertheless feels “the rage and unhappiness I spoke about more than one months in the past, but I sense glad for him specifically and wish in wellknown that we can make a difference”.
“He is going to one of the pleasant universities in the international. SMU is a totally pricey college; more pricey than Ivy League colleges like Harvard and Yale. He might be schooling with humans from the richest families within the world. This is the sort of publicity we (the MT Scholarship group) and him felt like he wanted, so he can think massive together with his God-endowed mind,” he stated.
“It expenses over $seventy five,000 in step with 12 months to wait SMU. Emmanuel received’t pay a single dollar out of this. In addition to this, he may be given a completely beneficiant stipend to cater for his residing costs. The interesting issue is that he were given 3 of this kind of offers from Southern Methodist University, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, and the University of Texas at Dallas.”
When requested approximately his recommendation for other distinguished graduates who share similar stories like Nworie, Taiwo stated such humans ought to endeavour to utilise the net to get entry to available possibilities.
“I would say they must hold up desire and attempt to move to a city where they are able to have get right of entry to to the net. As you can do not forget from Emmanuel’s story, his step forward got here because he turned into in Enugu for the duration of the time the utility window for the yearly Michael Taiwo Graduate School Application scholarship was open,” he stated.
“If he were at his farm in Ebonyi, he might have overlooked this generation-changing possibility. So my advice is that they must relocate to where they can get get right of entry to to statistics, i.E. The net.”