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Ogunlowo winner of Anthony Ihedoha Anaebere, Senior Scholarship Award

Leslie Lestinsky • DATE: June 5, 2018

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Musodiq Ogunlowo, rising junior in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, has been selected as the recipient of the 2017-2018 Anthony Ihedoha Anaebere, Sr. Memorial Scholarship Award.  

Administrators of the scholarship reported they received nearly 50 applications this year. Ogunlowo’s application and interview stood out as the strongest amongst the pool of talented applicants — they were impressed by his academic journey and future career pursuits. “Through hard work and determination, he has proven to be a student that the Anthony Ihedoha Anaebere, Sr. Memorial Scholarship wants to recognize and encourage through this award,” stated the administration.

The $1000 scholarship is conferred to the applicant with the most outstanding combined academic performance and leadership potential. Caliber is judged by interviewing applicants and reviewing their academic records, by the scholarship administrators. In his interview, Ogunlowo talked about his fascination with renewable energy systems, the importance of re-thinking the way we generate and consume energy in our world and improving its efficiency as well as the importance of recognizing and supporting the needs of people that are currently living in the dark, without access to electricity.

"I was really excited to get the scholarship- it made me realize that engineering is still valued in my community of Nigeria even though we still have a lot of catching up to do,” said Ogunlowo. “The scholarship will definitely be very financially helpful- allowing me to purchase books and other supplemental materials that would aid my education and give me the opportunity to explore some course contents on my own.”