MUTA Educational Assistance Scholarship
Available to 300 (400) Level and 400 (500) Level STEM undergraduates
2019 – 2020 Academic Year
Deadline: Friday, May 03, 2019
The MUTA Education and Cultural Committee, on behalf of the MUTA Executive Committee and General Assembly, is pleased to announce the continuation of its scholarship awards to support and encourage academically outstanding undergraduate students of Tiv origin who are currently enrolled in Nigerian universities. These awards are for the 2019 – 2020 academic session and intended for full time undergraduate Tiv students from Benue, Taraba and Nassrawa states, who are enrolled in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) programs, Medicine and allied medical professions. One qualified recipient will be selected from each of the 14 Tiv-speaking LGA in Benue State and one each from Taraba and Nasarawa states.
The MUTA Education Scholarship program was established with the principal aim of offeringfinancial support and recognizing full-time students with outstanding academic achievements and personal excellence. The awards are based on merit and are given to students who have obtained the highest course-specific cumulative grade point average (CGPA) in their respective local government areas.
MUTA anticipates making up to 16 awards for the 2019 – 2020 academic year. The amount per recipient is N30,000.00. This amount will be disbursed directly to the recipient’s account and may be applied toward tuition, fees, research, or other costs directly related to undergraduate study.
Applications which comply with and satisfy the following criteria will be subjected to an in-depth evaluation. To be eligible, the applicant must
- Be enrolled in an undergraduate STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), medicine or any allied medical field.
- Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.5 on a 5.0 scale (equivalent to second class upper degree) or 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
- Cults members, participation in cult activities, and students implicated in violent demonstrations, sexual abuse, or similar acts are ineligible.
Note: No consideration will be given to an applicant with a CGPA lower than 3.5 (on a 5.0 scale) even if the applicant has the highest CGPA in his or her local government. Also, applicants must be in either 300 (400) or 400 (500) Level.
METHOD OF APPLICATION
In addition to the application form, applicants should submit a 2-page, double spaced personalstatement explaining why they are deserving of this award. Appropriate justification may include academic history, accomplishments, community service, career goals and financial needs. The Committee also requires the following items:
- A statement of declaration that the candidate does not belong to any cult or related organizations anywhere (to include university campuses).
- State or Local Government (e.g., a certificate of local government origin) and State (e.g., Benue, Nassarawa, Taraba) of origin certificate.
- A signed letter from the institution’s Academic Officer and the appropriate Head of Department indicating the candidate’s current CGPA.
Applicants will be excluded from consideration, if they are found to have falsified information. Completed application form and all required supporting documents must be received by the Committee on or before the deadline of Friday, May 03, 2019 (American time (GMT-5). The completed application package should be sent to: email@example.com.
Scholarship recipients will be announced on Radio Benue and posted online at www.muta.org by May31, 2019. Awards will be presented at an award ceremony sometime in the middle of July 2019. Award recipients must consent to having their image used for promotional purposes.
Information regarding MUTA awards for subsequent years will be available on the official MUTA website: http://muta.org/muta-educational-assistance-scholarship.
All scholarship related enquiries should be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org