Great story from NPR's Tavist Smiley Show 9/20/2004
Student Gets Help from Guardian Angel
Nigerian immigrant, Mary Shodiya, moved to America when she was 11. She wanted an education from this country. The academic achieving Shodiya ran into a snag when she discovered she would not qualify for any loans, grants or scholarships to attend Barnard College. She took action and that's where Judith Aidoo, her guardian angel stepped in. NPR's Tony Cox talks with both about how they met on the streets of New York and how Shodiya is attending the college of her dreams.