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Rwandan teen gets 4 Ivy League acceptances

Dave_BerryDave_Berry CC Admissions Expert Posts: 2,194 Senior Member
edited April 5 in College Admissions
Stella Ituze, 18, has become the first Rwandan to be awarded scholarships in 10 of the best universities in the world including four Ivy League colleges. ... The five Ivy League colleges include, Harvard University, Columbia University, Princeton University, Brown University and Stanford University (Ivy League plus college).

The other top universities she got accepted in include, Duke University, Williams College, Pomona College, Amherst College and Vanderbilt University." ...

Great local news article from a Rwandan point of view.

http://www.newtimes.co.rw/section/article/2017-04-02/209993/
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Replies to: Rwandan teen gets 4 Ivy League acceptances

  • STEM2017STEM2017 Registered User Posts: 3,056 Senior Member
    She has been accepted and automatically awarded scholarships to four Ivy League colleges
    .

    Scholarships?

    Can anyone explain?
  • HRSMomHRSMom Registered User Posts: 4,069 Senior Member
    Obviously it is either FA or private scholarships.
  • mtrosemommtrosemom Registered User Posts: 1,721 Senior Member
    I'd guess the "scholarships" are need-based aid, not strictly merit-based aid.
  • Musicmom2015Musicmom2015 Registered User Posts: 205 Junior Member
    Congrats to her, but I cringe at the phrase "Ivy League scholarships". Likely an innocent misunderstanding of the system in this case, but we hear this from other people too.
  • i_wanna_be_Browni_wanna_be_Brown Registered User Posts: 7,673 Senior Member
    edited April 3
    @CourtneyThurston No knock on the teen or the article from me, but @Dave_Berry definitely knows these finer points and could have chosen a different thread title and pull out quote.
  • DaveMcBobDaveMcBob Registered User Posts: 17 New Member
    ""The five Ivy League colleges include, Harvard University, Columbia University, Princeton University, Brown University and Stanford University"

    FYI. Stanford is not an "Ivy League College".

    Can someone edit that first post and correct it?
  • romanigypsyeyesromanigypsyeyes Registered User Posts: 31,490 Senior Member
    It's sad that this is a headlined story on the front page as it's misleading. There aren't scholarships from Ivy League colleges.

    It is an AMAZING story... with a misleading headline on the very front page. Unfortunate.
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