Abu Dhabi student gets acceptance from 17 US universities

Dubai: A Mexican student of an Abu Dhabi school has been accepted in over a dozen elite US universities, including Ivy League institutions, and has won full scholarships, an education consultant said.

Derek Lee, 18, the head boy of British School in Al Khubairat, Abu Dhabi, has been accepted in 17 elite universities such as Harvard, Yale, Georgetown, Browns. Johns Hopkins, Columbia, Stanford, Princeton among others. He received full merit scholarships from Boston University and Fordham University for undergraduate studies, winning an aggregate scholarship amount of $705,000 (Dh2.53 million approximately). He has decided to study economics at Harvard University.

Son of a pilot, Lee, who will be the first in his family to go to university, described in his personal essay how the UAE inspired him to dream big.

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Source: gulfnews.com

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