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Viral Grad Iyore Olaye Develops Scholarship

The only black woman chemical engineer in Cornell University’s 2016 class is making an impact on her local community. After traveling the country conducting interviews and speaking at technology, S.T.E.M. and engineering conferences about her experiences, Iyore Olaye’s established a scholarship fund at her high school alma mater.

Iyore who was also the first black valedictorian at New Jersey’s Winslow Township high school will be the school’s 2017 commencement speaker. And during the June 20th ceremony, she’ll present the inaugural Iyore N. Olaye Scholarship Award to a member of the WTHS graduating class who will attend a four-year university in the fall and pursue a major in S.T.E.M.

The award is targeted to graduating seniors who are underrepresented in S.T.E.M. careers. In addition, Iyore will also gift students donated products from various tech companies in Silicon Valley.

Iyore will be live streaming her speech on her fan page on 6/20/17 at 6pm EST.

Iyore’s hopes that this speech will encourage those who watch to follow in her footsteps and create their own scholarships to help educate the future generation of students.

Congrats to this black girl magic maker!



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