Kogi senator launches N24 million scholarship scheme for indigent students
The Senator Natasha Akpoti-Uduaghan Foundation has launched a N24 million special scholarship programme for her constituency to mitigate the suffering of indigent students in Kogi State.
Ms Akpoti-Uduaghan (Peoples Democratic Party-Kogi) representing Kogi Central disclosed this in a statement on Monday in Lokoja.
The N24 million scholarship scheme tagged, “Educational Intervention Fund,” would be disbursed monthly in tranches of N2 million in the next 12 months with the beneficiaries published for purposes of accountability.
She advised applicants to apply through any of her constituency offices in their respective local government areas: Ekehi, Okene, Lokoja, Ajaokuta and Kogi/Koton Karfe.
The prospective applicants are also expected to attach photocopies of certificates of origin, admission letters, school ID cards (if available), and proof or request claim to a designated email.
Her criteria for eligibility include that the beneficiary must be a student of a public tertiary institution in Nigeria, and he/she must be from Kogi Central or residents of the areas for not less than 10 years.
She also said that an applicant must have been verified by the NAUF EDUIFUND Team and found to be poor and vulnerable, and must not be a previous beneficiary of the scheme in the same calendar year he/she is applying.
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