Saturday, 19 March 2016

2016 NWAG Scholarships Essay Contest for Nigerians

The Nigerian Women Association of Georgia (NWAG) plans to award 37 one-time scholarships, one per state of origin as well as one for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), in the amount of fifty thousand Naira each, to Nigerian female undergraduate students in Nigerian universities.



The Nigerian Women Association of Georgia (NWAG), founded in April 2000, is a non-profit 501(C) (3), community-focused, service-oriented organization based in Atlanta, Georgia. Membership is made up of women who are Nigerian by birth or marriage. NWAG’s mission is to serve our local Atlanta Metro community, and country, Nigeria by empowering, enriching and educating women and the youth, thereby fostering togetherness and excellence in our collective pursuits. NWAG supports organizations whose mission aligns with our mission.

Topic

“How has the current inflation and its resultant high cost of living in Nigeria, affected the quality of education in Nigeria?”

Organizer

The Nigerian Women Association of Georgia (NWAG)

Prizes

Fifty thousand naira one-time scholarship for 37 applicants, one from each state including the Federal Capital Territory

Deadline

May 31st, 2016

Guidelines
Applicants are required to submit the following documents together with their completed application form:
Proof of State of Origin- Letter of Origination from the university or a letter from your local government office
Two letters of recommendation from any two of the following:
Church Pastor/Mosque Imam, Village Head, Local Government Chairperson or One of your Lecturers.
1 Letter of recommendation from either the Dean of your Faculty/School or your Head of Department.
Photocopy of your current university student identification card
A current photograph of yourself
An explanation of why you need and should receive the scholarship-(not more than one-half typed page).
A type-written, double-spaced, two-page essay
Application process is free! Do not send money to anyone nor include money in your application
Completed application can be submitted with all required documents by PDF or word version to NWAG either by electronically via email atnwagscholarship@yahoo.com or by regular mail to:

NWAG
P.O. Box 14542,
Atlanta, GA 30324
Subject line of email: name of applicant & state of origin, and all electronic submissions must be in PDF or word format.
All applications must be POST-MARKED BY May 31st, 2016. Late applications will not be accepted. Applications may not be faxed or hand-delivered.
Interested prospective applicants are advised to click here to download an application form.

Inquiries

Kindly send your questions to nwagscholarship@yahoo.com.

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