As part of efforts to recognise and promote academic excellence among high-performing students in various accredited Nigerian public tertiary institutions, the MTN Foundation has called for application for its 2021 scholarships.
Through the foundation, MTN provides two categories of scholarships annually: the MTN Science and Technology Scholarship Scheme (MTN STSS) and the MTN Scholarship for Blind Students (MTN SBS).
MTN STSS is open to all 300 level Science and Technology students with a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.5 (second class upper or its equivalent), while the MTN SBS caters to the educational needs of blind students at 200 level with a minimum CGPA of 2.5 or its equivalent.
MTN said the scholarships demonstrated its commitment to supporting the country's development through youth education.
The foundation's Executive Secretary, Odunayo Sanya, 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."
Among other benefits, MTN scholars are awarded N200,000 annually for three years until graduation, provided they maintain the minimum grade point requirement.
The foundation has awarded scholarships to over 4,000 students to date.