Meet Islamiyat, the Nigerian HND Holder that gets 7 US Varsities’ Ph.D Scholarships


The Ilaro Poly graduate of SLT, Islamiyat Ojelade, rubbishes Nigeria’s BSc-HND dichotomy, settles for Florida State University, Ph.D Scholarship in a rare feat for HND holders who haven’t gone through a master’s course + Names of 7 top US Varsities that offered her fully funded Ph.D Scholarships

Nigerian lady named Islamiyat Ojelade has broken all the barriers on her way to bag 7 fully funded scholarships in USA.

Islamiyat is a HND holder who studied Science Laboratory Technology at the Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro.

A post she made on LinkedIn says she has accepted one of the offers and is preparing to start her studies at the Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, USA.

A rare feat for HND holders Ordinarinarily, it would be thought that Islamiyat must have to go through a master’s, or pre-masters course before climbing the academic ladder, especially with the HND/Degree dichotomy in Nigeria.

But it is amazing that the scholarships are for PhD, straight from HND. Her story has gathered a lot of attention on LinkedIn where she shared it.

Considering the dichotomy between HND and BSc in Nigeria, I was scared and confused on what next to do after my undergraduate studies.

“I am so elated to inform you all that I will be starting my PhD program in Chemistry at the Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, USA this Fall, having received full scholarships from 7 universities in the United States of America with my Higher National Diploma in Science Laboratory Technology (Chemistry Major).”

The schools she got offers from are Florida State University, University of Massachusetts Armherst, University of Kansas, University of Kentucky, University of North Texas, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Marquette University.

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