Young Nigerian Economist Wins Yale University Scholarship, Becomes One Of The Only Two Africans Accepted In The School

Young Nigerian Economist Wins Yale University Scholarship

A brilliant Nigeria Economist named Funmilayo Ajayi has won a Master’s degree scholarship to study at the prestigious Yale University in the United States after an outstanding academic performance in Nigeria.

Funmilayo Ajayi graduated from the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, South-West Nigeria with a first-class Bachelor’s degree in Economics. Immediately after her graduation from university, she joined KPMG – a world-leading accounting and professional services firm as an Intern and later an Audit Associate.

Funmilayo Ajayi however had to resign from her position after winning a Fully Funded Master’s scholarship to study at Yale University in the United States. Announcing her success on LinkedIn, she revealed that she emerged as one out of the only two Africans accepted in her cohort.

“Glory to God, I am delighted to start a new career journey with a Masters Degree in International and Development Economics (IDE) at Yale University on a fully-funded scholarship. The scholarship was awarded by the Yale IDE program in conjunction with the Yale Economic Growth Center,” she said.

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