The American University of Nigeria (AUN) has announced award of 67 scholarships to new students arriving the university for the 2016/2017 academic session.
The scholarships are in three categories, a statement by the university’s Director of Communications, Dan Okereke, said Saturday.
They include National Scholarship for the overall top scorer (one scholarship), Regional Scholarships for the top five scorers in each region (30 scholarships), and State Scholarships for the top scorer in each state (36) scholarships.
Apart from the national scholarship that cover all costs of attendance, each scholarship in a category covered 50 percent of tuition, the university said.
A candidate could win in up to two categories (50 percent state and 50 percent regional) if they were one of the top five highest scorers in their region and also the highest scorer in their state for a combined win of 100 percent coverage on tuition.
A total of 45 students won 64 of the scholarships, while two state scholarships were not awarded because two states did not feature a contestant.
The 67 scholarships were awarded as follows:
One student won the National Scholarship;
20 students, who won a regional scholarship each, also were the highest scorers in their states and won 20 of the 36 state scholarships offered, making a total of 40 scholarships awarded in this group;
10 students won the remaining 10 regional scholarships; and 14 students won 14 of the remaining scholarships in the State Scholarships category.
Two scholarships were not awarded in the state category because two states did not feature a contestants.