I've come all the way from Ghana to study and play soccer at Boston College, and I couldn't have done it without the generosity BC donors.
How did I arrive at BC? I've been playing soccer since I was 7—it's always been my passion. At 12, I was awarded a scholarship to attend the Right to Dream academy, where I honed my soccer and academic skills. From there, I went on to the Hotchkiss School in Connecticut. When I was ready to go to college, BC really caught my attention. The people I met—especially Coach Ed Kelly—were a big part of why I chose Boston College. And my team is great: This season was especially exciting since we made it into the Elite Eight!
Off the field, my classes have been amazing—I've really been able to experience another side of life as an English major. In Ghana, I didn't have the opportunity to explore much literature, but my love for reading has been fostered here at BC. A whole new universe has truly opened for me, and I'll always be grateful for it.
I'm fully aware of how fortunate I am to have a full athletic scholarship to BC. My goal is to play professional soccer, and I am grateful to have a world-class education to make me successful. This scholarship has meant the world to me, and I'm determined to live up to my potential. But none of it would have been possible without BC's family of generous donors. I want to thank them for helping me live my dream.
—Isaac Normesinu '17