Blessing Osazuwa, a Montgomery County Community College graduate, has been accepted into Columbia University as a music major in the School of General Studies. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, she plans to defer her enrollment until the beginning of the spring 2021 semester.
“It really means a lot to me,” said Osazuwa. “I worked really hard.”
Osazuwa, who graduated from MCCC this year as a music major, was one of four MCCC students selected for the 2019-2020 All-Pennsylvania Academic Team in April.
The very rigorous application for admission into the prestigious Ivy League university included completing some highly personal segments, along with an autobiographical essay.
In it, the first-generation American described some of the most painful moments of her life, including the loss of her mother, Victoria, a Uganda native, to sickle anemia when she was just a toddler and the loss of her 13-year-old sister, Uche, to the same disease.
“I explained everything,” she said. “How I got to where I am. The circumstances I went through and my experience at Montco. How Montco helped me to grow and become a better person and pursue my passion.”
After graduation, Osazuwa plans to pursue a career as a musician and teacher.
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