Who Can Apply:
- Dr. Soronnadi Nnaji was born in Zaria, Kaduna and raised in Owerri, Nigeria. Excelling in education has been a priority for Dr. Nnaji since elementary school. He attended St. George Elementary School in Zaria and graduated in the top 10% of his class. Then, he enrolled in St. Paul’s Secondary School where he graduated with first class honors. Afterwards, he received a BS in Agricultural Engineering from Israel Institute of Technology, a MS in Agricultural Engineering and MS in Civil Engineering from the University of Hawaii, and a PhD in Hydrology and Water Resources from the University of Arizona.
- As a father, uncle, mentor, educator, and community leader, Dr. Soronnadi Nnaji always demonstrated a strong love for his community, commitment to education, and his deep pride in Nigerian culture.
- The Dr. Soronnadi Nnaji Legacy Scholarship Fund aims to assist first and second-generation African immigrant students who embody the spirit and dedication exemplified by Dr. Soronnadi Nnaji, enabling them to make a positive impact on their communities and beyond.
- Any high school senior or current undergraduate student at a two or four-year institution who is a first or second generation African immigrant, majoring in a STEM related major and has at least a 3.0 GPA may apply for this scholarship. Students who have a strong record of volunteerism in their communities and/or are actively involved in African student associations at their school are strongly preferred.
Submission: To apply, tell us how you serve your community, how your background as a first or second generation African immigrant has impacted your educational journey thus far and how receiving this scholarship will impact your education and STEM career.
Deadline: June 9, 2024