Super Intellect! Ethiopian-American Student Ezra Yoseph, 4.73 GPA, Accepted To 24 Prestigious Universities, Offered $6 Million Scholarship

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Ezra Yoseph was accepted to 24 of the top universities in the U.S. He started thinking about what to write in his application essay when he was a freshman in a high school.

By Paul Joncich (8 News)

 

LAS VEGAS, Nev.?Later this month, thousands of local high school students will graduate and move on to college, including one spectacularly successful student who’s been offered more than six million dollars in scholarships.

18-year-old Ezra Yoseph has so many college acceptance letters that he keeps them in a suitcase to carry.

Ezra was accepted to 24 of the top and prestigious universities in the United States. He started thinking about what to write in his application essay when he was a freshman in a high school.

“It’s amazing to watch him grow into such a fine young man,” says Mrs. Lonie Lim, Clark High School Counselor.

“So, I wrote about a lot of things in my essay but mostly I wrote about something I’m really passionate about [which is] social liberation in Africa, and specifically I talked about literacy rates among Ethiopian women where my family came from; I spoke about basketball, I tied so many things I like and enjoy and passionate about,” says Ezra Yoseph.

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He is the first person in his immediate family to go to college and has a 4.73 GPA. Choosing the right school wasn’t easy and he visited several of them after narrowing it down to an impressive final four of Stanford, Yale, Princeton and Columbia Universities. Ezra finally felt more comfortable with Stanford University and plans to attend in the fall of 2017.

Ezara Yoseph, who grew up in a single parent household, has his sights set on becoming a clinical neurosurgeon. He says, “I want to focus on studying Parkinson’s disease that really stems from my grandmother who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease six years ago.”

“He is a remarkable kid and I’m telling you, in four years when he graduates, he’s going to do even bigger and better things.”

Source: 8 News

8 Comments

  1. I am proud of you and wish you success in your achievement of excellence.

    Berrhane
    June 3, 2017 at 5:47 pm
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  2. I am very proud of this kid. We should all be proud of him. What an accomplishment!!! Now he is going to be a neurosurgeon helping those in dire need of his skills. An Ethiopian Neurosurgeon? Where are you all those bigoted academics with all that nonsense Society for the Quantitative Analyses of Behavior? Shove it!!! This is nothing but soothing music to my ears. Satoshi Kanazawa, eat your hearts out!!! Gag yourself!!! In your face, Dr. James Watson, Richard Herrnstein and Charles Alan Murray!!! And that ‘Matching Law’? That Bell Curve diatribe? Among these bigots that bothered and saddened me most then was the role of that Richard Herrnstein. He should have known better that he himself and everyone like him was/is a target of bigotry of all kinds. He will answer now for that in front of The Lord, The Almighty Creator!!! Satoshi Kanazawa, Shame on you crack-head!!! To borrow Mel Brooks line in Blazing Saddle, Up Yours With That!!!!

  3. As a father of three sons, Ezra’s outstanding performance is a great tribute to his one parent.

    No doubt, that his success would inspire many Ethiopians.

    Well done Ezra.

  4. I’M MY BOYS DAD.EZRA I’M PROUD OF YOU & I CAN IMAGINE HOW YOU MAKE YOUR FAMILY&FRIENDS ARE SO PROUD&HAPPY.YOU WILL INSPIRE MY BOYS & A LOTS OF ETHIOPIANS AMERICANS.GOD BLESS YOU WITH YOUR DREAMS !!!

    ZAC FROM LA

  5. For Mr.. Wako answer:
    The school calculates weighted GPA, where an A in a regular course is a 4.0, in an honors course 4.5, and in an AP course 5.0. However, it’s impossible to take all AP classes, so a 5.0 is technically not achievable. I don’t even think any student has achieved a solid 4.5 in the past few years, but this young man Mr. Ezra Yoseph incredibly talented and achieved 4.73 I am proud of him and I wish him the best on his endeavors.

  6. For Mr.. Wako answer:
    The school calculates weighted GPA, where an A in a regular course is a 4.0, in an honors course 4.5, and in an AP course 5.0. However, it’s impossible to take all AP classes, so a 5.0 is technically not achievable. I don’t even think any student has achieved a solid 4.5 in the past few years, but this young man Mr. Ezra Yoseph incredibly talented and achieved 4.73 I am proud of him and I wish him the best on his endeavors.
    best answer

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