Applications are now being received for the 2016 NWAG Scholarships for Female Undergraduates in Nigeria with opportunity of female undergraduates being awarded scholarships to help out with their expenses in school.
About the Scholarship
The Atlanta, Georgia-based NWAG is a non-profit organisation, established in year 2000 by Mrs. Dayo Keshi, wife of the then Consul General, and a handful of other women. The main mission of NWAG is to empower women as well as children and youth in the United States and their native country, Nigeria. From its inception to last year, the association has awarded one-time scholarships to more than 405 female undergraduates and over 40 in the United States.
Eligibility for the 2016 NWAG Scholarships for Female Undergraduates in Nigeria
To be eligible for this scholarship worth a one-time amount of N50,000, you only need to be a female Nigerian student studying within the country. A total of 37 one-time scholarships are on offer for the 2016 NWAG Scholarships for Female Undergraduates in Nigeria – one for each of the 36 states in the country and one for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Application and Deadline
Please visit the main scholarship page for more information on the 2016 NWAG Scholarships for Female Undergraduates in Nigeria as well as download the application form.
You need to submit your application via the email firstname.lastname@example.org (name and state of origin of applicant in the subject field) or through the postal address:
P.O. Box 14524
Atlanta, GA 30324
Note that your completed application form should be accompanied with the following:
1. Proof of State of Origin- Letter of Origination from the university or a letter from your local government office
2. Two letters of recommendation from any two of the following: Church Pastor/Mosque Imam, Village Head, Local Government Chairperson or one of your lecturers.
3. Letter of recommendation from either the Dean of your Faculty/School or your Head of Department.
4. Photocopy of your current university student identification card
5. A current photograph of yourself
6. An explanation of why you need and should receive the scholarship-(not more than one-half typed page).
7. A type-written, double-spaced, two-page essay on:
“How has the current inflation and its resultant high cost of living in Nigeria, affected the quality of education in Nigeria?”
All documents are to be in Word or PDF format.
You can send your application in through May 31, 2016. The organisers say late applications will not be considered.