25.6 C
Nigeria
Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Meet Tolulope Arotile, Nigeria’s first-ever female helicopter pilot who died at the young age of 24

Tolulope Arotile (late) during her lifetime broke a lot of individual records, the most notable of them being the first-ever female pilot in Nigeria to fly a combat helicopter.

Tolulope had always wanted to become a pilot right from her tender age and was strong enough to keep her dreams alive until it was achieved. Born in 1995, Tolulope emerged Nigeria’s first ever female combat helicopter pilot in 2019, breaking the Nigerian Air Force 55-year-old record.

“One day — when she was very small — she pointed to one small aircraft parked on a field and said, ‘Dad, one day I am going to fly that aircraft,’ and I said amen,” her father, Akintunde Arotile was quoted to have said.

She graduated outstandingly with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics from Nigeria’s Military university – the Nigerian Defence Academy, Nigeria and thereafter enrolled for flying training in South Africa.

Join any of these WhatsApp Groups to receive Scholarship alerts on WhatsApp

After the completion of her education in South Africa, she returned to Nigeria to serve her fatherland through the Air Force.

“I joined the military simply out of passion for it. Being a military personnel has been a long term ambition for me. The carriage and what they stand for is simply exceptional” she said in an interview shared by the Nigerian Air Force.

Studying in universities and institutions abroad opens you to a lot of opportunities worldwide. At Scholarship Region, we keep track of Scholarship opportunities around the world to inform and remind you whenever it is available.

We share a lot of opportunities in our WhatsApp group, join the group using THIS LINK to explore these opportunities.

Several scholarship opportunities are ongoing in Europe, USA, UK and Canada to explore. Here are some ongoing scholarships you should check out;

2O22 ONGOING SCHOLARSHIPS

Ban Ki-moon Global Citizen Scholarships

2024 Ban Ki-Moon Global Citizen Scholarship | Fully Funded

0
Ban Ki-moon Global Citizen Scholarship Program empowers young African citizens passionate about taking action for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).After multiple highly...
World Economic Forum Early Career Program

2024 World Economic Forum Early Career Program in Switzerland | How to Apply

0
The 2024 World Economic Forum Early Career Program offers 15 different internship options for young leaders to engage the foremost political, business, and other...
IsDB Young Professionals Program

2024 IsDB Young Professionals Program in Saudi Arabia | Fully Funded

0
The 2024 IsDB Young Professionals Program is an entry-level talent development program that equips you with the knowledge, skills, and network for a fulfilling...
University Of Pittsburg Heinz Fellowship

University Of Pittsburg Heinz Fellowship Program 2024 | Fully Funded

0
University Of Pittsburg Heinz Fellowship offers a $20,000 Scholarship to students from developing countries who wish to pursue a Master's degree and demonstrate potential...

Tolulope’s military prowess was however halted on the 14th of July, 2020 after she died from head injuries sustained after being hit by a car in Nigeria’s Air Force Base, Kaduna, North-West, Nigeria.

“Her memory will be indelible, and her efforts remembered,” President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria said in his condolence message to the families of the young scholar.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Do you have a story? You can share your outstanding story with us – send an email to: scholarshipregion@gmail.com

Scholarship Reminder

Never miss a Scholarship Opportunity. Set a Reminder now to receive Alerts of Open Scholarships



Receive Scholarship Updates through our Social Media Channels:

FOLLOW US

1,331FansLike
220,294FollowersFollow
0SubscribersSubscribe

latest scholarships