Interested students can now apply for the Alex Otti Foundation Scholarship for the 2020/2021 Academic Session. Details about the scholarship and how to apply are given below.
About the 2020/20201 Alex Otti Foundation Scholarship
Alex Otti Foundation’s Programmes seeks to give financial assistance to indigent students who reside in Abia. The financial assistance is given to facilitate support in the student’s educational pursuits and the scholarship scheme was established as part of the Alex Otti Foundation programme.
Students who are interested in the scholarship scheme are expected to meet certain criteria. Written below are the requirements for the scheme:
- It is required that applicants are in their 2nd year (200 level) in any of the government-owned tertiary institutions in Nigeria.
- A CGPA of 3.5 is required from applicants of universities in his/her first academic session (or its equivalent for other tertiary institutions).
- It is required that applicants are residents of Abia.
Note: Siblings(children with the same parents) of Alex Otti Foundation Scholars should not apply for the scholarship and until the current scholarship of their siblings expires, they are not eligible to apply.
- Eligible Countries: Nigeria
- Type: Undergraduate
The following documents are needed from the applicants:
- Statement of result for the first academic session (first year) that is signed by the Department/Faculty’s Admin Officer (who is rightfully a representative of the registrar in the department of faculty.
- Letter of recognition by the applicant’s community/religious group leader must be presented by the applicant. An applicant can also present the electricity utility bill of the last three months instead of the above in order to prove that he/she is currently residing in Abia State.
- A 900-word brief essay must be submitted by the applicant and the essay is to explain (a) why they deserve the scholarship, (b) their leadership qualities, and (c) how their education will be of benefit to the state of Abia and to Nigerian in the future.
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The application will come to an end by midnight Sunday, January 2021. No application that is not completed fully before the deadline will be processed.
The scholarship has been designed for those who are residents in Abia State. That is, there is no difference between those who ancestrally hail from the state and those whose families migrated from other states. In as much as you are residing in the state, you are eligible for application even if you are schooling elsewhere in Nigeria.
The scholarship is meant for Indigent students whose families cannot afford the cost of raining them through tertiary education. Students who know that their families can cater to their tertiary education are advised to stay away from this scholarship. Visit the official website via this link for more information