A final year student at the International School of Addis Ababa, Daniel Mekuriaw, has outstripped formidable opposition to win the prestigious, International Margaret Sanders Scholarship for 2020.
A highly coveted scholarship awarded annually to just one outstanding candidate from an AISA full member school, the Margaret Sanders International Scholarship will provide substantial financial support for Daniel to attend university, covering a wide range of educational expenses including tuition, residence, books, computers and more.
The Association for the Advancement of International Education (AAIE), states that 2019 was an extremely competitive year and, as such, Daniel should take great pride in his outstanding achievement.
“This scholarship is life-changing for this deserving young man,” says Jim Barekman, High School Counsellor at International School of Addis Ababa. “Yale University is lucky to have landed him.”
Besides his academic brilliance, Daniel’s success was due to him demonstrating an unprecedented level of persistence and motivation, resourcefulness, as well a refreshing, unconditional acceptance of other cultures and points of view.
At AISA, we are extremely proud of Daniel. It’s with great expectation that we watch him, in whatever sphere of influence he chooses, take on the world.