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IG Aguowo Foundation opens application for scholarships for Nigerian students


IG Aguowo Health and Academic Foundation has announced that application into its scholarship programme for 2024 will be opened starting from Monday, June 3, through Friday, June 28, 2024.

The foundation revealed this during a press conference at the secretariat of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Awka on Wednesday.

Officials of the foundation who addressed journalists said the scholarship program is aimed at supporting indigent and talented students across Nigeria.

Executive Secretary of the foundation, Peace Chukwu who was among the officials who briefed journalists said: “The IG Aguowo Health and Academic Foundation will be accepting scholarship applications from students in Junior Secondary School (JS1 to JS3), Senior Secondary School (SS1 to SS3), and tertiary institutions including Federal and State Universities, Colleges of Education, Polytechnics, Nursing schools, and other related institutions.

“This scholarship opportunity is open to students across all 36 states of Nigeria and Abuja who demonstrate exceptional academic prowess and are in need of financial assistance. Students from public schools are particularly encouraged to apply, while mission and private schools with low school fees are also welcome to submit their applications.

“From June 3, 2024, Interested applicants should visit the Ig Aguowo Health and Academic Foundation website at to submit their applications following the outlined guidelines and procedures. Our Foundation will carefully review all applications and shortlist candidates who meet the criteria for participation in the scholarship examination.

“For secondary school students, the examination will cover English Language, Mathematics, and Igbo language. Tertiary students will be tested on the use of English, Igbo language and critical thinking skills. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to take the examination in Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria. The venue shall be communicated.

“Successful candidates who passed the examination will be awarded full-funded scholarships starting from their current academic level through their tertiary education. It is worth noting that Ig Aguowo Health and Academic Foundation currently supports 350 beneficiaries and aims to add 200 more beneficiaries this year, bringing the total to 550 by the end of 2024.

“We are committed to empowering bright minds and providing opportunities for deserving students to excel in their academic pursuits.

“We encourage eligible students to take advantage of this scholarship opportunity to further their education and reach their full potential. Please visit IG Aguowo Health and Academic Foundation Website. And follow us on facebook @ig aguowo and instagram @igaguowongo for updates,” she said.

Speaking on the personality of the founder of the foundation and the reason for setting it up, Chukwu said: “Ichie Ozo Ignatius Onyeka Aguowo (Ugogbuzuo na Nibo) is a prominent figure from Nibo, Anambra State, known for his philanthropic efforts and leadership in various organizations. He serves as the chairman of the Volic Group, a successful business entity, and also chairs the Ig Aguowo Health and Academic Foundation, a charitable organization dedicated to supporting the education and well-being of the less privileged.

“Despite his influence and resources, Ichie Ozo Ignatius Onyeka Aguowo is recognized for his apolitical stance, focusing solely on giving back to the community through his foundation. He has made significant contributions to society by empowering numerous individuals, particularly indigent and talented students, with scholarships and educational support.

“His commitment to philanthropy and dedication to improving the lives of others have earned him a reputation as a philanthropist par excellence in Anambra State and beyond. Through his initiatives, he has positively impacted the community, providing opportunities for education and personal growth to those in need.”

By Ifeizu Joe

Ifeizu is a seasoned journalist and Managing Editor of TheRazor. He has wide knowledge of Anambra State and has reported the state objectively for over a decade.

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