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2014 MTN Foundation Scholarship for Blind Students



The MTN Foundation currently provides financial support to 213 blind students in accredited public universities, polytechnics and colleges of Education across the six geopolitical zones in Nigeria. The scholarship award is worth N200,000.00 (Two Hundred Thousand Naira only) per student for the duration of one academic year and covers tuition, book allowance and stipend. This ... Continue Reading

The MTN Foundation currently provides financial support to 213 blind students in accredited public universities, polytechnics and colleges of Education across the six geopolitical zones in Nigeria.

The scholarship award is worth N200,000.00 (Two Hundred Thousand Naira only) per student for the duration of one academic year and covers tuition, book allowance and stipend. This scholarship is renewable as long as the student maintain a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.5 or its equivalent.

This year 2014, another set of 100 Blind Students will be selected to join this scholarship scheme.

Eligibility:

Mtn Foundation Scholarship for Blind Students 2014
MTN Foundation Scholarship

Blind students who depend on Braille

2nd or 3rd year full time undergraduates in public universities and colleges of education with a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.5 or its equivalent (2.2).

Full-time Polytechnic undergraduates in ND 2, HND 1 and HND 2 with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 with one following:

ND 1 result (For applicants currently in ND2)

HND 1 result (For applicants currently in HND2)

Admission letter to HND 1 with ND 2 result (For applicants currently in HND 1)

Course of Study:

Applications are welcome from blind students who are studying any course in a public higher institution.

Geographic Coverage:

New scholarships will be made available to qualified and successful candidates from all states of the Federation including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

How to Apply:

Interested students who meet any of the aforementioned criteria are required to collect a copy of the application EITHER from the Dean of Students Affairs in their respective institutions OR at the Anglo-Nigerian Welfare Association for the Blind (ANWAB) office at 25, Herbert Macaulay Street, Alagomeji, Yaba, Lagos.

Interested students are required to return the application forms to the Project Coordinator, Economic Empowerment Unit, MTN Foundation, Golden Plaza (2nd Floor), Falomo, lkoyi, Lagos. Applications can also be sent via email to: mtnfoundation@mtnnigeria.net.

General Instructions:

Incomplete applications will be disqualified.

An admission letter from the institution of study for the HND program (This applies to polytechnic students only).

Names of successful candidates will be published in national dailies.

Familes and friends of blind students are to encourage their wards to apply.

Applicants who are already beneficiaries of any other scholarship scheme will not be considered.

Upon receipt of applications from interested students, MTNF will evaluate and shortlist qualified candidates who will subsequently be invited for a verification exercise. They will be required to submit two(2) passport photographs, as well as the original and a photocopy of the following documents:

Valid student identity card.

Duly signed transcript from the Head Of Department.

Admission letter from JAMB.

For more information please visit www.mtnonline.com/mtnfscholarship

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