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Sir Emeka Offor Foundation Awards 123 Long-Term Scholarships

ABUJA, Nigeria, April 8, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Sir Emeka Offor Foundation, a non-governmental, philanthropic organization focused on youth employment, families, education, healthcare and infrastructure development, today announced the 2014/2015 Sir Emeka Offor Foundation Scholars. The Foundation awarded a total of 123 scholarships in primary, secondary and tertiary institutions throughout Nigeria. The Sir Emeka Offor Foundation Scholars were selected on the basis of academic merit.

A complete list of scholarship recipients for 2014/2015 is available at http://www.sireofforfoundation.org/images/pdfs/SEOF-Successful-Scholarship-Recepients.pdf.

The scholarship program is part of the Sir Emeka Offor Foundation's multi-faceted approach to education. It provides comprehensive university scholarships to academically gifted but economically disadvantaged students. The Sir Emeka Offor Foundation Scholars include 10 post-graduate candidates, 40 undergraduates, 40 secondary school students and 33 primary school pupils. 37 percent of the awardees are female.

"We believe that education is the cornerstone of our future," said Mrs. C. N. Ufondu, Education Secretary for the Sir Emeka Offor Foundation. "We are proud to go beyond many scholarship programs by offering incentives for academic performance for recipients. When a Sir Emeka Offor Foundation Scholar graduates first in his or her class, the student will receive a car and will be offered full-time employment within the Chrome Group of Companies."

Scholarships from the Sir Emeka Offor Foundation cover tuition, books, accommodation and sundry expenses until graduation for candidates in primary, secondary and undergraduate tiers so long as they maintain a steady GPA of 3.0/4.0. Scholarships for post-graduate candidates cover tuition for the duration of the course (Master Program – two years; PhD Program – three years).

The Sir Emeka Offor Foundation also pursues an aggressive program to enable students to learn in a conducive environment by building model schools and classrooms, and to furnish them with access to the Internet and other modern equipment. The Sir Emeka Offor Foundation strives to become a model for development efforts across Nigeria in its effort to develop the talents of students to allow them to contribute to society.

About the Sir Emeka Offor Foundation

The Sir Emeka Offor Foundation is a philanthropic organization based in Oraifite, Anambra State, Nigeria. The Foundation seeks to alleviate the sufferings of the less privileged through philanthropy, and focuses primarily on giving support and hope to those in need irrespective of tribe, creed, religion and nation. The Foundation has affected the lives of many Nigerians through its domestic programs and projects, which include Youth Empowerment, Widows Cooperative, Education, and Health Services and Infrastructural Development. The Scholarship Program honoring Sir Emeka Offor was designed to foster and encourage outstanding students who come from impoverished homes and have no other recourse to Financial Aid. For more information, visit http://sireofforfoundation.org or like us at: https://www.facebook.com/siremekaofforfoundation.

CONTACT: Mrs. C. N. Ufondu Education Secretary The Sir Emeka Offor Foundation P.O. Box 170 Oraifite Oraifite, Ekwusigo LGA, Anambra State +234 803 571 1266 info@sireofforfoundation.org

Source:Sir Emeka Offor Foundation