17-year-old Lady wins $4million scholarship to study at Harvard University, sets outstanding record

One of the 3.2% of applicants accepted to Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is Ashley Adirika, a 17-year-old Nigerian-American lady.

Ashley Adirika, a recent alumna of Florida’s Miami Beach Senior High School, had always desired to attend an Ivy League university. She accomplished this by sending applications to each Ivy League university in the nation.

On Ivy Day, she opened her computer to check all of her applications and was shocked to see that all of the Ivy League universities, including Brown University, Columbia University, Dartmouth University, Harvard University, Penn University, Princeton University, and Yale University, had accepted her and offered a scholarship worth more than $4 million.

Undoubtedly, she and her family were happy, and their happiness was really lovely. Also, she received acceptance letters from Stanford University, Vanderbilt University, and Emory University.

I only decided to take a stab at each of them and see whether it connected. Also, I had no idea that I would be accepted into each one of them. I remember being startled and crying a lot on Ivy Day, Ashely told CNN.

According to reports, the possibilities of admission to one of the elite universities range from three to 8%. Since 2018, fewer than 12% of applicants have been accepted by the most exclusive institutions in the US. CNN reports that in 2022, Yale accepted 4.5% of applicants, Columbia accepted 3.7%, and Harvard only took 3.2%, the lowest number in the school’s history.

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