Sen. Natasha launches N24m scholarship scheme for constituents in Kogi

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The Sen. Natasha Akpoti-Uduaghan Foundation (NAUF) has launched a N24 million special scholarship programme for her constituency towards mitigating the suffering  of indigent students in Kogi.

Sen. Akpoti-Uduaghan (PDP-Kogi) representing Kogi Central, disclosed this in a press statement on Monday in Lokoja.

The ₦24m 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.

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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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