Nigerian Student Wins $100,000 Scholarship By 7up!

Olujimi William, a Nigerian student enrolled at Harvard University is the winner of this year’s scholarship by 7Up. William was recently awarded $100,000 to fund his two-year studies at the prestigious school.

7Up says this is its way of encouraging young Nigerians to pursue business skills and leadership training at one of the top business schools in the world. William agreed with this, he said,

“Harvard style of teaching is fantastic, (It’s) a school where students sit together to discuss academic issues and seek solution to them. An institution of global presence where chief executive officers believe no one knows everything. It is a diverse school of study where you find almost all courses of study, even the military come for military training. Learning continues even after the classroom.”

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Every year, a Nigerian is awarded the scholarship to enjoy high quality education at the prestigious university. The scholarship was initiated in 2011 as part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the company in accordance with its vision of a “greener future.”

Last year, the award was given to Misan Rewane, a Nigerian who has completed her first year at the school and who is currently interning at The Bridge International Academies, a franchise-like network of ultra low-cost, for-profit private schools, delivering high-quality education for less than $4 a month.

How to Apply for the 7up Nigeria Harvard Business School Scholarship

  • Be a Nigerian based in Nigeria
  • Apply for admission to the Full Time Harvard MBA Programme (September 2012 Entry) – Visit the Harvard MBA Programme website for admission criteria –
  • Receive admission letter from Harvard Business School for Full Time Harvard MBA Programme (September 2012 Entry)
  • Send a copy of your admission letter to HBSSCHOLARSHIP@SEVENUP.ORG
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For further information and to learn specific requirements of the 7UP Harvard Business School scholarship, interested applicants are advised to email a copy of their Harvard Business School admissions letter before the start of the next academic year to


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