Spotlight on: Ishmael Akahoho 

BASE student, Ishmael Akahoho , who moved to America from Ghana when he was 12 years-old, graduated in 2011 as a "Gates Millennium Scholar" which entitles him to a full college scholarship; undergraduate through doctoral studies.  Ishmael is not the first BASE student to win a much coveted scholarship.  He joins a number of his BASE classmates whose academic excellence and impressive record of community service earned them scholarships to top colleges.  Read a profile of Ishmael in the New York Daily News. 

Ishmael Akahoho writes about his experience in the Nature Conservancy's LEAF program here.