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Honors College student is first to receive prestigious scholarship

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Emeka Obi

Honors Student Emeka Obi

KINGSVILLE (July 24, 2020) — Emeka Obi has done something no other student at Texas A&M University-Kingsville has done. The sophomore from Lago, Nigeria received the Jo Anne J. Trow Scholarship from Alpha Lambda Delta, the National Honor Society for First-Year Success.


Obi is an electrical engineering major with minors in math and computer science at Texas A&M-Kingsville. “To be the first Texas A&M-Kingsville student to receive this scholarship is truly a great honor,” he said. “I am very sure that more Texas A&M-Kingsville students will follow. It brings me great pleasure that I would be leading this line.”


He is currently interning for VISA payment services company as a software engineer and he is historian of the National Society of Black Engineers. He is a senator for the Student Government Association and a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, the Association of Computing Machinery and the Society of Automotive Engineers.


This year, Alpha Lambda Delta has awarded 50 Trow scholarships across the country. Selection is based on maintaining a 3.5 grade point average, academic records, participation in Alpha Lambda Delta activities, campus and community service activities and the applicant’s essay answers.


Alpha Lambda Delta is a national honor society that recognizes students’ academic success during their first year at their college or university.



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