5 January 2017

Meet One Of The Scholarship Winners For 2016, Ayodamola Otun

Winning a scholarship does not come all that easy. For you to win scholarship, you need to read all information about the particular scholarship you want to apply, follow the instructions given to you and apply and pray always to be among the successful students.

Here in Scholarshipjobs.com, we published IUPUI (Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis) Scholarship for International Students in Indiana, USA, 2017/2018. A student from, Ayodamola Otun, Ayo, as he likes to be called, major in Biology, applied and he was lucky to be among the successful students.

It will interest you to know that Ayo has received many scholarships and academic awards. Here are a few of them:
  • IUPUI University College Chancellor Scholar | 2015
  • Norman Brown Diversity and Leadership Scholar | March 2015
  • Olaniyan Diversity Research Scholar | May 2015
  • Sam H. Jones Community Service Scholar |August 2015
  • Richard O McCracken Award for Outstanding Biology
  • Ronald E. Kirk Outstanding Freshman Biology Student
  • Dean’s Highest Honors List | Spring 2014, 2015; Fall 2015

When asked why he (Ayo) decided to study at IUPUI, he said it was because of the diversity at the university. “It has a rich community of students from a variety of country, culture and background. It is also an Urban campus surrounded by a lot of companies such as Eli Lilly. These companies are sites for internships and many other opportunities” he said.

Ayo Otun, One of the Students Who Won IUPUI (USA) Scholarship For 2016

Here is some of his response to a few other questions he was asked by IUPUI International Student Ambassadors.
1. Tell us more about being a Top 100 student at IUPUI?
Ayo Answer: Being a Top 100 student at IUPUI means of the over 22000 students at IUPUI, you are one of the 100 most outstanding students. It means you have taken advantage of the opportunities that IUPUI provides. It means you have succeeded academically. It means you have civic engagement and have offered service to IUPUI and its community. It means you are involved in extra-curricular activities on the campus. It is a great honor.

2. How will study at IUPUI help you reach your future goals?
Ayo Answer: I want to become a neurosurgeon and researcher in neurobiology. At IUPUI, I have been able to complete pre-requisites to apply to medical school. I also got opportunities to explore both careers through research, internship and shadowing. I actually discovered my passion for research through my involvement in research through research programs at IUPUI. IUPUI has helped me develop into an all-rounded student.

3. What advice or encouragement would you give to international students who are considering coming to IUPUI?
Ayo Answer: Do not limit yourself. Get involved as much as possible. It will help you create a network system. Seek assistance if you need assistance, it will make college easier than it seems. Have fun and do what you are passionate about while also being open minded and trying out new things and opportunities.


We at Scholarshipsjobs.com (Free Scholarships, Financial Aid And UAE Jobs) are proud of Ayo and other African students making headlines for their outstanding academic and leadership performance abroad. Indeed Africa is grooming the next generation of leaders.

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