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NGO Plans Scholarships to 37 Students

The Nigerian Women Association of Georgia (NWAG) plans to give scholarship awards to 37 indigent female undergraduate students in Nigerian universities.

Each of the successful beneficiaries, from the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), will receive N50, 000 respectively.

Country Director of NWAG, Mrs. Agatha Nnaji, who made this known while speaking to reporters, in Abuja, said that the scholarship award would be a yearly event, aimed at encouraging female education and was targeted at assisting indigent students to and reduce cases of female school drop-out.

She said the organisation which was founded, in April 2000, had, as its prime mission, the empowering of women, youth and children in their adopted communities in the United States and in their home country, Nigeria.

Nnaji added that NWAG had successfully awarded scholarship to 405 female students in Nigeria and 42 students in the USA, maintaining that for the year 2015, 37 successful female undergraduates would further enjoy the one-year scholarship.

The successful beneficiaries would be selected at an award ceremony scheduled for November.

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