Elijah Precciely, an amazing 11-year-old boy, has been given a full scholarship to study at Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, making him the institution’s youngest-ever enrollee.
Elijah Precciely, who began attending university classes when he was 8 years old, received a scholarship to enroll in physics and chemical engineering.
The young prodigy founded a business to aid young people in self-discovery the same year he received a scholarship. Elijah was homeschooled as a youngster and has always demonstrated a love of learning. Some folks believe I’m fifteen. When he first enrolled as a full-time student at the school, he claimed, “Either I’m a tall 11-year-old or a short 15-year-old.
He narrated that his professors are some of his favourite people to be around. “The professors are willing to educate and sacrifice a great deal to teach us.
I have learned from many professors in my fields of study and other professors who have encouraged me as I pass through the building hallways,” he said.
Elijah’s scholarship was created to honour the institution’s first president Joseph S. Clark.
When I reflect on this Joseph S. Clark Presidential Scholars Award it means absolute legacy, nothing but a legacy to me,” Elijah said.
“Those that have paved the way, I want to thank you for paving the way in my education, and I will absolutely pave the way for others to do the impossible. I am elated,” he stated while accepting the scholarship in 2019.
Elija is a published author, hosts his own weekly radio show, and has applied for more than five patents for his inventions.
He is expected to graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Physics and Chemical Engineering next year (2023). According to Elijah Precciely’s family, the attention he has received has highlighted both the university and his brilliance. Many Black and brown children will be happy to see someone who resembles them and is not required to attend other institutions that are often known for producing geniuses, according to his father, Pastor Steven Precciely.
Elijah claims he is not focused on breaking records, even though he has previously done so and is certain to do it again.
“Well, I look for changing lives rather than just smashing records. I’ll set records in that, he continued.