Kukoyi accepted into 15 U.S. varsities, receives $2m in scholarships
Nigerian teen based in Alabama, United States, Rotimi Kukoyi, has been accepted to more than 15 universities, including Harvard and John Hopkins.
He has also been awarded more than $2 million in scholarship offers. What’s more, he’s his school’s first Black National Merit Scholar.
In 2018, Rotimi, a high school freshman at the time, was one of the gifted students selected to appear on the “Jeopardy!” Teen Tournament.
Now, the star senior has gone on to excel even further after getting accepted into some of the top schools in the U.S.
The Alabama teen’s inspiration to apply to the prestigious universities stemmed from being previously featured on “Jeopardy! It was really fun but also put me in contact with some pretty cool students,” Kukoyi said.
Kukoyi has decided to attend UNC-Chapel Hill, which he aims to propel him into a career in public health.
The Nigerian-American student wants to help fellow students dream as big as he did. To aid in the financial barriers that minority students face when preparing for college, Kukoyi was a part of setting up free tutoring “for those in need of academic support or resources, and for those seeking to take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.”