After 27 Rejections, Man Successfully Landed a Fully Funded PHD Scholarship to Study in the US

phd scholarship after 27 rejections

WTF! After 27 Rejections still apply for a scholarship program.

Uhh! What a courageous, consistent, and persevered young man.

The young man is identified as OLAJUYIN Olaleye Ebenezer who through his LinkedIn profile shared an inspiring story of his life on how he Successful obtained a scholarship to study in the USA after being rejected for 27 times.

Olaeye was awarded a fully funded PHD scholarship to Biomedical Sciences at the University of Maine in the United States of America.

Recounting his trial times and the response he got, he said that he had sent over 584 emails to professors across the world requesting for a PhD position of which he was rejected 27 times.

Read his post on LinkedIn below;


I am a young man a big dream,

I Graduated from the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Ogbomoso Nigeria (Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science)……I have this big dream of studying cancer diseases abroad, so it all started in the year 2020!!!!

It was indeed a rough and a tough journey with massive rejections, I got 27 rejections in all but I chose not to give up, I kept applying, improving my CV, gained more molecular skills, connect with various scholars for guidance, I sent 584 emails to professors across the world requesting for a PhD position in there laboratory, then came the big news…..A fully funded PhD scholarship at the University of Maine United States of America” – OLALEYE WROTE

Congratulations bro!!!

However, the interesting part of this to me is that he achieved this through the help of a scholarship program. This is why we continue to encourage students to participate in some of the ongoing scholarships currently available on our website We have fully and partially funded scholarships from different parts of the world.Checkout latest scholarship openings here

Source: LinkedIn

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