MTN Foundation has called for application for its annual scholarship schemes in the Science and Technology Scholarship Scheme (STSS) and Scholarship Scheme for Blind Students (SSBS).
The call for application which was announced recently is open to students in accredited public tertiary institutions (universities, colleges of technology and polytechnics) across Nigeria.
Application for STSS is open to all 300 level Science & Technology students with a minimum CGPA of 3.5 (Second Class Upper/or its equivalent). The SSBS is for visually impaired students in 200 and 300 level, with a minimum CGPA of 2.5 or its equivalent.
Odunayo Sanya, the acting executive secretary, MTN Foundation, said the scheme has awarded scholarships to 3,829 students in the last 10 years.
“We understand the importance of education and technology in the development of our nation and this underscores our various interventions in the educational sector,” said Sanya.
According to Sanya, the foundation understands that Nigerian youth are the future, hence fulfilling their dreams is key to the set objectives of the scheme. “We look forward to engaging with the newest recipients of the scholarship schemes once the process is completed. I encourage every eligible student to please apply,” Sanya stated.
The sum of N200,000.00 will be awarded annually to cover each awardee’s tuition, book allowance and stipend, till graduation as long as they maintain the required grades.