Scholarship

Scholarship Announcement

The 2022 MUTA Education Scholarship Awards


Available to all STEM undergraduate students in Nigerian Universities

2022 – 2023 Academic Year

Deadline: Friday, April 15, 2022

The MUTA Education and Cultural Committee is pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2022 MUTA Education Scholarship Awards. The awards are based on merit and are intended for full-time undergraduate students 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.

Award Amount

The Committee anticipates making up to 16 awards for the 2022 – 2023 academic year. The amount per recipient is N50,000.00. This amount will be disbursed directly to the recipient’s account and may be applied towards tuition, fees, research, or other costs directly related to undergraduate study.

Eligibility

To be eligible, the applicant must  

  1. Be enrolled in an undergraduate STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), medicine or any allied medical field. 
  2. 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. 

Note

No consideration will be given to applicants who do not meet the above CPGA requirement even if the applicant has the highest CGPA in his or her local government


Method of Application

An electronic copy of the application and verification form is available for download by clicking on the following link: http://muta.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Scholarship-application-2022-A-forms.pdf

Supporting documents

In addition to the application form, applicants must submit a 2-page, double spaced personal statement 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:

  1. A statement of declaration that the candidate does not, and shall not, belong to, or participate in, any cult or related organizations on or off campus.
  2. Certificate of State or Local Government origin.
  3. A signed letter from the institution’s Academic Officer or the appropriate Head of Department certifying the candidate’s CGPA.


EVALUATION CRITERIA

Applications that satisfy eligibility criteria will be subjected to review by a committee. The evaluation components include the student’s CPGA (60%) and the quality as well as strength of the personal statement (40%). 

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 5 PM Friday, April 15, 2022 [US EST (GMT-5)]. The completed application package should be sent to: mutascholarships@gmail.com.


Award winners will be notified by email. Applicants not selected for award will not be contacted. Additionally, Scholarship recipients will be announced on Radio Benue and posted online at www.muta.org by June 5, 2022. The Committee encourages all applicants to check online for the status of their application on this date. Awards will be presented at an award ceremony sometime in July or August 2022. The exact date will be announced once arrangements are concluded. Award recipients must consent to having their image used for promotional purposes.


All scholarship related enquiries should be directed to: mutascholarships@gmail.com