West High School senior one of nine worldwide scholarship recipients

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Courtesy: Clyde Group

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) – A senior at West High School and first-generation African refugee, Niyera Nyandagaro, recently received a $25,000 Bridging the Dream Scholarship from Sallie Mae.

Despite hardships she has experienced, Nyandagaro excels academically and in her community. She takes advanced placement classes, maintains a high GPA, and even volunteers at two local hospitals to prepare for a medical career.

Nyandagaro is one of nine worldwide scholarship recipients. She plans to form her own non-profit.

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