A brilliant Kenyan lady identified as Melissa Kariuki has break the record of becoming the first woman to win the Schwarzman Scholarship after successfully completing her Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.
Yabacampus.com gets to know about this her achievement after Melissa took to her LinkedIn profile to celebrate her big win.
Melissa emphatically state that she is proud to be able to represent her country and show up in spaces where black, African women are the minority.
The brilliant young lady bagged her Bachelor’s degree (BSC) in in Business Science, Accounting and Finance at the University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa. She further proceed to study Business Management and Entrepreneurship at the African Leadership University before winning this prestigious china offered Scholarship for international students to undergo their Master’s study, Schwarzman Scholarship.
Upon successfully securing the Scholarship, Melissa headed to Tsinghua University in Beijing, China for a Master’s degree in Management Science.
She wrote thus on her LinkedIn page
“On the 26th of June, I graduated with a Master of Management Science from Tsinghua University – Asia’s #1. I completed it in exactly 10 months as a Patrice Motsepe Fellow on a full scholarship as part of the Schwarzman Scholars program- a program that aims to deepen the understanding between China & the rest of the world,”.
Melissa joy knew no bound as she went further to expressing her excitement to have not only benefitted from the award but also to have become the first-ever woman from Kenya to win the prestigious scholarship.
Melissa said “I am also the first Kenyan woman to be awarded the Schwarzman Scholarship. It feels so special to be able to represent my country and show up in spaces where black, African women are the minority,”
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