Funmilola Adeyemi :
Senator Natasha Akpoti-Uduaghan, through her foundation, the Natasha Akpoti-Uduaghan Foundation, NAUF, has launched a N24 million scholarship program, aimed at alleviating the educational challenges faced by indigent students in Kogi
Sen. Akpoti-Uduaghan of 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
The prospective applicants are also expected to attach photocopies of certificates of origin, admission letters, school ID cards, 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 noted 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.