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The Ojah Scholarship Foundation has opened its portal for application into its annual scholarship programme for indigent undergraduates in the Niger Delta region.

The foundation’s Secretary, Bisi Olabode-Foghi, who made the disclosure in a statement, on Friday in Abuja, said that the portal would remain open till April 30.

Mrs Olabode-Foghi added that the applicants must be students with an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics areas.

She said: “The applicants must have gained admission for the current year (2023 -2024) to a Nigerian public university (state or federal) or is already in year onevor year two in a Nigerian public university.,”

While advising interested applicants to log on to for registration, Mrs Olabode-Foghi said non-Niger Delta students with extraordinary performance in academics could also apply.

The secretary, who doubles as a trustee said that the organisation was a non profit one providing access to higher education for remarkable, yet indigent students from the region.

She said: “Our interest is to contribute towards closing the present gap in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) in this region.

“We also want to set in motion a strategic advancement that will see Niger Delta become a giant in the STEM field in the near future.”

Mrs Olabode-Foghi added that the vision to launch such an initiative has been a slow-cooking plan, saying: “we have always helped people get education.

“We also yearn to see a real change, systemic and lasting improvements/projects that breed better life and growth for our people at home.

“So, merging these two aspirations together was the next best thing for us.

“The idea is not to only grant scholarships and set them on their way, we are keen to providing necessary mentoring, career opportunities and support for as long as it is needed.

“We are looking to help shape this younger generation into renowned professionals.

“We want these people to be advantageously placed so that they are also be able to give back much more and altogether build the Niger Delta,” she added.


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