CURSORY: An exceptional Nile University alumnus has explained how he obtained scholarships for his undergraduate and post-graduate studies.
The first-class economics graduate who had 6 As in his WASSCE and over 300 in his UTME revealed that a public relations officer from Nile University paid a visit to his secondary school, and that was when he learned about the scholarship and its requirements.
21-year-old James Williams Chiahukamnanya Gabriel described how he was able to get funding for both his undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at Nile University in Abuja.
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James Williams stated that the requirements for the scholarship were outlined in a pamphlet.
He said, “After several deliberations between my parent and I, we decided to apply for the scholarship and we got it.”
Speaking further, he said the scholarship for his postgraduate program (which is yet to commence) came as a result of his outstanding academic feat during his four years in the school.
“I just knew, however, that the best-graduating students usually got convocation prizes and sometimes, those include scholarships for postgraduate studies.
“Against that backdrop, my motivation from the get-go was to make the most of every semester. At least, that way, if by any chance there was a scholarship prize, I’d be well-positioned to appropriate it. Undoubtedly, that served as an added motivation.
”Moreso because as a firsthand enjoyer of an undergraduate scholarship, I understood how much of an economic relief that was to my parents who have to cater for my siblings.
“Now, due to the uncertainty that clouded the criteria, up until the convocation day, I never really knew what to expect
“That consequently meant that like everyone else in the hall that day, I got to know that among other awards, I was a recipient of the postgraduate scholarship when my name was mentioned to come on stage and get the award letter.”
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