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Emmanuel Obe Receives 2024 Ocbina Future Business Leaders Scholarship


Congratulations to St. Mary's Ryken senior, Emmanuel Obe for receiving the Ocbina Future Business Leaders Scholarship. 

The Ocbina Future Business Leaders Scholarship aims to provide real-world educational opportunities to deserving students. This scholarship supports students who share passions for equity, business, and leadership.

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As a senior at SMR, Emmanuel has been involved in many school clubs and groups. He is deeply passionate about his role as president of the Future Business Leaders of America club. Emmanuel placed first at the FBLA regional competition and in the top 8 at the state level this year. Emmanuel has also participated in clubs such as the Black Student Union, National Honors Society, and Student Council, among others. He is also on the varsity track team. In his free time, Emmanuel likes to play sports such as basketball and soccer or he enjoys playing video games with his friends. He also enjoys volunteering for local organizations in his community.

By receiving the scholarship. Emmanuel will participate in the Leadership Initiatives International Leadership & Business Internship this summer at Georgetown University. During the internship, students will choose an entrepreneur from the developing world to partner with and assist in developing their start-up business. During this program, interns will learn how to skillfully build a business while simultaneously calculating risk – the essentials of constructing a successful enterprise.

Interns work closely with Georgetown University professors and business professionals in writing business plans, developing research skills, and critical communication skills. During this intensive program, students will learn from experts about business analytics, marketing planning, customer and market insights, as well as study the art of cross-cultural communication to understand the international business landscape and complexities faced by aspiring entrepreneurs.

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