Quality education develops an individual’s mind and character, and inculcates in them the skills with which to succeed in life and contribute to the society. The Alex Otti Foundation (AOF) recognizes this link and actively seeks to build a virile Nigerian society through meaningful interventions in education, awarding undergraduate scholarships to indigent students yearly. 
The Foundation therefore calls for applications from interested candidates for the 2021/2022 edition of its undergraduate scholarship scheme. The scheme was established to assist indigent students ancestrally from – or resident in – Abia State with financial support to facilitate their educational pursuits. 
Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of strong personal academic background, leadership potential, and a demonstrated desire to use the acquired knowledge to contribute to societal development. Winners should, upon completion of their studies, apply their talents and knowledge in improving the lives of others. Over time, the Foundation expects its scholarship beneficiaries to form a strong network of leaders who will individually and collectively contribute to the wellbeing of Abia State in particular, and Nigeria in general.
Successful candidates will be required to maintain a CGPA of at least 3.5 (every session) for those studying in universities (or its equivalent, for those in other tertiary institutions) every academic session to continue to enjoy the scholarship till they graduate.
Students who are currently in 2nd-year (200 Level) in any government-owned tertiary institution in Nigeria.
The candidate must have at least CGPA of 3.5 – for universities (or its equivalent, for other tertiary institutions) in their first academic session (that is, First Year).
Candidates must submit a statement of result for their first academic session (that is, First Year) signed by the Department/Faculty’s Admin Officer (who rightfully is a representative of the registrar in the department or faculty). This statement can be submitted during the final interview (for shortlisted candidates).
Candidates must present a letter of recognition by their community/religious group leader or electricity bill of the last three months preceding the month of interview, to prove they currently reside in Abia State.
Candidates must submit a 1200-word essay telling us: (a) about their nuclear family, situating themselves within it; (b) a time they were part of a community, and their contributions to the community; and (c) what they think about giving back to the society.
Candidates must provide valid means of identification.
Siblings of – that is, children who share the same parents with – current Alex Otti scholarship beneficiaries are not eligible, and will not be until their sibling’s current scholarship runs its full course. 
Applications close by midnight, Saturday, 31st December, 2021. Any application not FULLY completed by the closing date WILL NOT be processed.
Candidates are to apply online at http://alexottifoundation.org/portal/register.php#loginform
The Scholarship is for residents in Abia State. This means there is no difference between those who ancestrally hail from the state and those whose families migrated from elsewhere. So long as you live in the state, even if you are schooling elsewhere in Nigeria, you are eligible.
Indigent students are those whose families cannot honestly afford the cost of tertiary education. Those with the means to pay for tertiary education should consider staying away from this scholarship as their own way of giving back to the society.
Due to the volume of entries received in every edition, only candidates who scale through the first screening will be contacted.

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