The Nigerian Women Association of Georgia is inviting applications for the 2017 NWAG scholarships for female undergraduates in Nigeria. Read on to learn more about these scholarships and how to apply.
About the Scholarship
The NWAG scholarships for female undergraduates in Nigeria have been offered annually since the early 2000s. They are the brainchild of an Atlanta, Georgia-based non-profit organisation called the Nigerian Women Association of Georgia (NWAG). The group offers scholarship to a female student from each of the states in the country, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), every year. The awards are not restricted to those in universities; female students in other tertiary institutions are also eligible.
Successful applicants for the 2017 NWAG scholarships for female undergraduates in Nigeria will get Naira equivalence of $200 each. Please note that these are one-time scholarships.
The requirements for you to be able to apply for the 2017 NWAG scholarships for female undergraduates in Nigeria are:
• Be a Nigerian from any state of the Federation
• Be a female student in any tertiary institution within the country
Simple requirements, you’d say?
Application and Deadline
Well, this is the part where many students may be turned off. You need to supply the following to apply for the 2017 NWAG scholarships for female undergraduates in Nigeria:
• Proof of state of origin (letter from the office of the local government you hail from or letter of ‘origination’ from your school)
• A recent photograph of yourself
• Photocopy of your latest student ID card
• A letter of recommendation from either your Faculty Dean or Head of Department
• Two letters of recommendation from any two of these people: pastor, imam, local government chairperson, village head or your lecturer
• A typed explanation no longer than half-page on why you think you should be considered for the scholarship
• A double-spaced, typed, two-page long essay on the topic, “Women are marginalized in leadership positions in Nigeria,” writing from the perspective of a woman activist and proposing how to advocate rights of women in government and challenge gender discrimination and early/child marriage
Phew! That’s a lot, you say? If you are willing to provide the requirements needed to apply for the 2017 NWAG scholarships for female undergraduates in Nigeria, you are to forward them along with completed application form, available on NWAG’s website, to either of the following:
P.O. Box 14542,
Georgia – 30324,
NOTE: All documents must be in either Word or PDF format.
The subject of your email should be your name and state of origin, if applying via email. You can get more information on the scholarship page linked to earlier.
You have until 31 May, 2017 to submit your application for the 2017 NWAG scholarships for female undergraduates in Nigeria.