Social impact startup, ScholarX, in collaboration with Entrepreneur and Philanthropist, Basheer Tosin Ashafa, has invited actively enrolled students of secondary and tertiary institutions based in Lagos State to participate in an essay competition to determine the recipients of the Second batch of the BTA Education Fund Scholarships.
According to a statement by Mr Ashafa who endowed the fund in January 2017, “the uniqueness of this second edition is, in part, attributed to the distinct restriction of applicants to the Ibeju-Lekki area of Lagos State.
“The scholarships to be awarded in this second edition will further complement ongoing rehabilitation efforts at St John’s RCM School, Ayeteju, Ibeju-Lekki where we have been hard at work since February 2018 with our partners, FoodClique Support Initiative, in making sure that school children in the area are well-fed and also have the appropriate educational aids for effective learning.”
In addition to fighting hunger amongst school children in the area, the BTA Education Fund and FoodClique Support Initiative have donated over 2500 books and implemented infrastructural support initiatives such as the installation of white boards in all classrooms.
Administered by ScholarX, the BTA Education Support Fund is a scholarship program that aims to support beneficiaries through their academic year. Exceptional students with financial need and a determination to succeed against all odds will find this scholarship opportunity to be truly beneficial.
i. ONLY indigenes of Ibeju-Lekki in Lagos State are eligible to apply. No participation fee required.
ii. Applicants are to write an essay that demonstrates a sound knowledge on “The history of Ibeju-Lekki and its importance to present day Lagos”. Entries (which should not exceed 300 words) must be submitted by 30th June, 2018 via the email: firstname.lastname@example.org
iii. Relevant judging criteria include: Writing style, Originality of essay, Educational institution of student (Primary, Tertiary, Public, Private, etc.), Academic background, and Gender of applicants in an effort to ensure even representation in the judges’ selections.
iv. Winners will be invited to participate in a one-day conversation-style, mentoring experience, with Entrepreneur and Philanthropist, Basheer Tosin Ashafa where their prizes will also be presented.
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