Joy Uwaifo, Fuld Scholar (ABS Program)

About Joy

  • Program: ABS Nursing
  • Hometown: Benin City, Nigeria
  • Favorite Self-Care Activity: Going to the gym and the spa, reading novels and listening to music
  • Previous Education: Bachelor of Science, Physics, Benson Idahosa University
Joy Uwaifo.

Why nursing?

I have always liked the sciences and knew thatI wanted to become a pediatricianor a psychiatrist. Therefore, when the opportunity came up, I knew I had to go back to what I have always loved.

Why UB?

The University at Buffalo is very prestigious, and getting my bachelor's in nursing in one year is a steal. UB has a reputable name, and trust me, and you work hard for your grades, which makes you even appreciate it more. As the saying goes, "Anything that comes easily goes away easily."

Areas of Interest

I have always been interested in pediatrics because of my love for kids. On the other hand, I am also interested in mental health. When I look around and see what is going on in the world today, I cannot help but say that mental health is real. I want to know the reasons people make the decisions that they take.

Activities and Accolades

I had my first degree in physics and graduated with honors. I was also on the president's list for having a 4.0 GPA in my final year's first semester. Recently, I volunteered at the Million HeartsĀ® and even at Roswell Cancer Institute (pediatrics).

What's Next

I plan to apply for the DNP early assurance program at the University at Buffalo to further my education in mental health. I also want to volunteer some more and give back to my community.


This scholarship will go a long way in helping me cut back on work and focus more on my schoolwork, which is the utmost priority for me. I am very grateful for this scholarship, and I want to use this medium to thank the donor.