Five Questions for LEAD Scholar Opeyemi Akinbola

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The Alumni Association’s LEAD Scholars Program grants four-year merit scholarships to admitted students who reflect the program’s values: Leadership, Excellence, Acheivement, and Diversity. Learn more about LEAD Scholar Opeyemi Akinbola.


Ypsilanti, MI


Playing soccer, reading, cooking, and dancing

Future Plans

Graduating with a Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering, applying to grad to school to obtain master’s degree, and then working full time utilizing my mechanical engineering degree in the industry.

Why Michigan?

Ranked as one of the top schools for engineering and it was close to home so  there was no need to worry about that out-of-state tuition

Favorite LEAD Moment

Being a tour guide for Michigan Alumni, showing them around the Alumni Center and sharing with them a bit about myself and how I’ve made the most of my time at the University of Michigan

Advice to LEAD Scholars

Don’t let your failures of yesterday deter you from your successes of today.

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