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MTN FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES SCHOLARSHIP FOR UNIVERSITY STUDENTS.

The MTN Foundation has announced the opening of its 2024 scholarship programme dedicated to aiding Nigerian students in their academic pursuits.

The Executive Director of MTN Foundation, Odunayo Sanya, announced this in a statement on Wednesday, JUNE 5, 2024.

Sanya noted that the scholarship offered support through three specialised scholarships- the first two categories being students in Science, Technology and Mathematics (STEM) and blind students.

Sanya said the third category of the scholarships is for the top 10 highest scoring candidates in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) conducted by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) across various disciplines.

She stated that these allowances would provide sustained financial assistance and capacity-building opportunities for scholars until graduation as long as recipients maintain a minimum CPGA of 3.5.

The MTN Foundation boss said: “Education is pivotal for national progress and the MTN Foundation is unwavering in its commitment to empowering every Nigerian student to achieve academic excellence.

“By expanding scholarship opportunities, particularly for blind students, the Foundation is making a strategic investment not just in individuals, but in cultivating a more inclusive and diverse generation of leaders and innovators who will shape a better future for Nigeria”.

She noted that MTN Foundation, in 2024, has taken a step forward in its commitment to inclusivity by expanding the number of scholarships available to blind students from 60 to 100.

Sanya said this demonstrated the Foundation’s dedication to broadening opportunities and reaffirmed its pledge to support a diverse group of students and ensure that more individuals had access to the resources they needed to succeed academically.

The executive director stated that the MTN scholarship programme was launched in 2010 and had empowered 4,949 Nigerian students in the past twelve years.

She said this financial support had been instrumental in helping the students pursue their academic goals and contribute to the nation’s success.

Candidates who meet the specified criteria are encouraged to visit mtn.ng/scholarships to apply before the deadline on June 12, 2024.

Culled from the conclave.

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