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Brilliant Nigerian Ecologist becomes permanent resident in Canada after winning Mastercard Scholarship

A brilliant Nigerian Ecologist known as Hammed A. Akande on social media has celebrated becoming a permanent resident of Canada after migrating to the country with the Mastercard Foundation Scholarship.

Hammed Akande graduated with a First Class Degree in Wildlife Management from Osun State University, Nigeria in 2016. He won the Mcgill University Mastercard Foundation Scholarship in Canada allowing him to enroll for a Master’s Degree in Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) between 2018 and 2019.

The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at McGill University, Canada is a yearly award sponsored by the Mastercard Foundation to fund students from across the world to study a Masters Degree at the McGill University, Canada. The Mastercard foundation also sponsors educational grants in several other universities in the UK, USA, Canada and also in Africa.

According to the information on the McGill University website, applications for this year is closed and interested persons are advised to wait till it is reopened. Here at Scholarship Region, we track this and many other scholarship opportunities in the world to ensure you stay up to date and also remind you of scholarships whenever they are available – to get our updates, join our WhatsApp group HERE.

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Having bagged a Master’s Degree from the McGill University, Hammed Akande enrolled for his PhD Degree at Concordia Univsersity, Montreal, Quebec, Canada with a focus on Spatial Ecology.

He also works simultaneously as a Graduate Research Assistant at Concordia University in Canada. After spending three years and four months in Canada, Hammed Akande finally becomes a permanent resident of the country.

Celebrating his latest achievement, Hammed Akande said: “Today (after 3yrs & 4months), I became a PERMANENT RESIDENT OF CANADA- Alhamdulilah”

He narrated that he moved into Canada with only $100 and a Fully Funded Mastercard Foundation Scholarship in 2018.

“As someone who moved to this country with $100 (and on a Fully-funded Scholarship), this is really a great deal for me & my family,” he posted on Linkedin.

He thanked everyone involved in his success story including his PhD Supervisor at Concordia University.

“Many thanks to my PhD supervisor (Prof Pedro Peres-Neto) for all his support & mentorship for my ongoing PhD and Eliane Ubalijoro for writing my 2nd reference letter – Merci beaucoup

“This is to encourage someone out there that your dreams are VALID – we shall celebrate you soon. I Came to this country on a Fully-funded MSc Scholarship. All thanks to Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program and the MCF program at McGill University

“To everyone that supported me, wrote ref letters, or cheered me on, I say thank YOU; y’all made it happen!”

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