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  • Ethiopia:- What’s Next For The Ethiopian Student Who Won $2 Million+ In Med School Scholarships

     Ethiopia What’s Next For The Ethiopian Student Who Won $2 Million+ In Med School Scholarships

    Not only did Johns Hopkins senior Melaku Arega get accepted to all ten of the medical schools he applied to, including Harvard and Stanford. He also received full rides at seven schools and partial scholarships at the other three, raking in more than $2 million dollars in total scholarship offers.
    And what did he do to celebrate?

    Arega, who will attend Harvard this fall, teamed up with his two JHU classmates, Lamin Sonko and Haziq Siddiqi, to launch White Coat Strategists, a consulting company focused on providing medical school applicants with accessible one-on-one application support.

    “We felt that there were not enough advising resources when we applied, and the limited resources that were available were marketed at a very high, unaffordable price,” he says. Whereas private admissions consultations tend to start around $2,000, White Coat Strategists’ starting packages can be up to 80 percent lower in cost, says Arega, adding that the organization has already offered pro-bono packages to a few high-potential students.

    Counseling also comes from insiders. “We think we can bring value to pre-med students by giving them more accessible advising services from students who know what the experience is like,” says Arega, whose co-founders – Sonko and Siddiqi – are headed to the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine and Harvard School of Medicine respectively"

    Born and raised in a small town in Ethiopia, Arega immigrated to America in 2009 when he was 14 years old. As a child, he was starkly aware of how the poor quality of health in his hometown afflicted his community. His choice to pursue medicine stems from a desire to help more people – especially those from backgrounds similar to his – achieve the health they need to lead longer, better lives.


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  • Ethiopia: Prominent Ethiopian Astrophysicist Doctor Legesse Wotro died

    Prominent Ethiopian Astrophysicist Doctor Legesse Wotro died on yesterday April 27 2017 at his 67 year age. 

    Dr. Legesse was born in Arsi the previously known as Arsi Regional State of Ethiopia in 1950. He has earned his first Degree from His Majesty Emperor Hailesilassie University and his second degree from Addis Ababa University in Physics.

    He has also pursued his Masters Degree from the prestigious Sheffield United University  in Physics and his doctoral in Astrophysics from Colombia University.

    Dr Legesse has served in different capacities in the Ethiopian academic system  starting from a teacher in Nifas Silk Higher Secondary school and in his later ages as  lecturer and lead scientist in Addis Ababa Universiy for more than 40 years.

    Addis Ababa Universty has also honored the loss of one of its prominent doctors by witnessing that he was extraordinary astrophysicist who has invented  new ideas and contributed a lot in the field.

    He was also a father of a son and two daughters.

    Addis Ababa University has announced his burial is going to be held in St. Peter cemetery on April 28 2017 .



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