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Honors student named Merage Fellow

Recent graduate Oluwamuye Felix Akinbote has been named a 2006 Merage American Dream Fellow. The biology major and Honors student from Lithonia was the first UGA student to receive this scholarship, which will support his first two years of medical school.

The two-year, $20,000 scholarship was created by Paul and Lilly Merage, U.S. immigrants who established the Merage Foundation for the American Dream to recognize and reward academically outstanding immigrant students.

Born in Nigeria, Akinbote has lived in the U.S. for the last 15 years. He will attend Loyola University’s medical school in the fall.