Brilliant Gambian lady wins UK Rhodes scholarship, set to obtain Masters degree at University of Oxford

An outstanding Gambian lady identified as Isatu Bokum has become the first-ever Gambian to win the United Kingdom Rhodes Scholarship twice.

Isatu Bokum finished her Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism at the University of The Gambia. She thereafter won the Mandela Rhodes Scholarship which granted her the opportunity to receive an honours degree at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.

Isatu Bokum progressed with her studies and went on to the prestigious United Kingdom’s Rhodes Trust Scholarship which will see her earn a Master’s degree in Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of Oxford.

The Rhodes Trust Scholarship at the Univesity of Oxford grants successful candidates a full tuition waiver plus a living stipend of £17,310 per annum to earn their Master’s degree. Application for the 2022 Award opened in May 2022 and applicants have submitted their applications.

Isatu Bokum’s second scholarship award made her the first-ever Gambian to win two Rhodes Scholarship Awards. She shared her excitement on LinkedIn expressing her joy to have gotten the opportunity to attend the prestigious University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.

“And just like that, your girl is in the big leagues. It’s official, I’m an #oxonian! My heart is full of joy,” she wrote.

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