The Nigerian Women Association of Georgia (NWAG), a non-profit organisation based in Atlanta Georgia, was founded in April 2000 by the then Consul General's wife, Mrs. DayoKeshi with a mission to empower women, youth and children in their adopted community in the United States and in their home country, Nigeria.
As at 2015, NWAG has sucessfully awarded a one-time, one year scholarship to 436 female students in Nigeria and 46 students in Georgia, USA.
- Job Title: 2016 NWAG Scholarships for female Undergraduate Nigerian Students
- Location: Nigeria
- Course(s) Offered: Any Field
- Course Level: Undergraduate
- Provider: NWAG
- Country to Study in: Nigeria Scholarship Description
Every year, the Nigerian Women Association of Georgia (NWAG) awards scholarships to female Nigerian undergraduates students in Nigerian universities.
These NWAG scholarships are offered one per state of origin as well as one for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), in the amount of fifty thousand Naira per applicant.
- All applicants must be Nigerian females.
- All applicants must be undergraduate students of a recognized Nigerian University.
- Citizens of Nigeria
- Participating Institutions
- Any recognized Nigerian University/Institution of higher learning
Field of study
- All courses offered by the participating institution/school.
Number of awards
- Thirty-seven (37) scholarships - one per state of origin as well as one for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT)
Previous Essay Topics
- 2015: "What is the one system in Nigeria, such as educational, political, health care, financial..., that you feel if changed would have the most beneficial impact on Nigerians, and why?"
- 2014: "What are the effects of the frequent Nigerian teachers' strikes on student academic performance and learning?"
- 2013: "How could we improve the health system in Nigeria especially for women, youth and children?"
- 2012: "The education of our youth is compromised by frequent strikes and school closings. If you were the first female president of Nigeria, how would you handle things differently from President Jonathan or all the past presidents?"
1. An applicant must be a Nigerian female undergraduate student in a Nigerian University.
All Applications must include the following
2. Proof of State of Origin - Letter of Origination from the university or a letter from your local government office.
3. Two letters of Recommendation from any two of the following: Church Pastor/Mosque Imam, Village Head, Local Government Chairperson or one of your lecturers.
4. One Letter of Recommendation from either the Dean of your Faculty/School or your Head of Department
5. Photocopy of your current university student identification card
6. A current photograph of yourself
7. An explanation of why you need and should receive the scholarship ( not more than one-half typed page)
8. A typed written, double-spaced, two page essay on:
"How has the current inflation and its resultant high cost of living in Nigeria, affected the quality of education in Nigeria?"
- All application entries must by typewritten and double-spaced.
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- Awards are one-time scholarships
The value of the awards is Fifty Thousand Naira (N50,000.00) given to each successful applicant
Application Closing Date 31st May, 2016.
Method of Application
Application process is free! Do not send money to anyone nor include money in your application. To apply to this scholarship, you should download, print out, complete and submit the 'NWAG Application Form' under 2016 NWAG Scholarships In Nigeria as found on the official web site (link to it is below). This completed form be submitted together with the materials and documents specified above under Requirments.
Pick up an application form at: Centre for Counselling and Human Development or download from the webpage: www.nwag.org/files/2016scholarship/ then select scholarship_2016_Form_GA_Updated.doc
Completed applications may be submitted to NWAG either by regular mail to:
Atlanta, GA 30324,
Electronically via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject line of email should read
Name of Applicant and State of Origin
- Late applications will not be accepted. Applications may not be faxed or hand-delivered.
- It is important to visit the offical website (link to it is above) for complete information.
- Incomplete applications or applications that show evidence of plagiarism will be disqualified. All imcomplete applications will be rejected.
- All electronic submission must be in PDF or Word format
- Open to International Applicants: No (ONLY Nigerians)