OLUWASEYIFUNMI OLUWATOLA

I am a first class graduate of Microbiology from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
where I was the best-graduating student in the Department of Microbiology, 2017/2018
session. As a result, I was awarded Professor Odeyemi’s prize for the best graduating
student and Professor Omafuvbe’s award for the best graduating female student in the
department. During my service year, I was actively involved in volunteering and was a member
of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) group. Furthermore, I was selected for the Dr. D.
K. Olukoya’s Award of Excellence in August 2019.
With the help of the EducationUSA Advisors and the wealth of credible information gotten from
the bootcamp in 2019, I secured a full scholarship with the University of South Florida, Tampa
for a PhD in Medical Sciences with a Concentration in Allergy, Immunology and Infectious
Diseases. The scholarship starting in fall 2020, is worth over $55,000 yearly and comes with
health insurance, full time employment at the Morsani College of Medicine and a one-time
signing bonus. 
EducationUSA has indeed been a blessing and it is gratifying to know that highly-recognized
bodies like them assist students in fulfilling their dreams of either starting or furthering their
studies in the US. As an Opportunity Funds Scholar, you are appropriately guided into making
the right decisions and equipped with the adequate resources and information. My journey to
graduate studies started with EducationUSA (as an opportunity funds applicant) and so far, it is
one of the best decisions I made in 2019. Being a part of the OFP has given me exposure, taught
me resilience, determination and hard work.