In a bid to recognise and promote academic excellence amongst high-performing students in various accredited Nigerian public tertiary institutions, The MTN Foundation has announced the call for application for its 2021 scholarships.
Through its foundation, MTN provides two categories of scholarships annually: the MTN Science and Technology Scholarship Students (MTN STSS) and the MTN Scholarship for Blind Students (MTN SBS).
MTN STS is open to all 300 level Science & Technology students with a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.5 (Second Class Upper or its equivalent), whilst MTN SBS caters to the educational needs of blind students in 200 level with a minimum CGPA of 2.5 or its equivalent.
The scholarships are a demonstration of MTN’s commitment to supporting the country’s development through youth education.
Odunayo Sanya, executive secretary of the MTN Foundation, said, “As a brand committed to the socio-economic development of Nigeria, we understand that providing the support to Nigerian students, particularly students of public tertiary institutions, is crucial to securing the future growth and development of our nation. This knowledge underscores our diverse interventions in the educational sector.”
‘‘We look forward to receiving the applications of interested students and are keen to enable successful applicants actualise their dreams,” she concluded.
Amongst other benefits, MTN scholars are awarded N200,000 annually for three years until graduation, provided they maintain the minimum grade point requirement.
The MTN Foundation has awarded scholarships to over 4,000 students to date.