IGALA ASSOCIATION U.S.A INC.
IGALA ASSOCIATION U.S.A INC.

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About our Scholarship Program

ABOUT THE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM & FUNDING: 
The idea to set up a scholarship program for recent high school graduates or first year college/university students of Igala origin was formally adopted by the general assembly of the association in 2008 in Houston, Texas. Thereafter, the family of Dr. and Mrs. Paul and Winifred Ocheje, association members from Canada, became the sole sponsors of the program with an annual donation of one thousand US dollars ($1,000) from 2009 to 2012. The checks were presented yearly at the annual national conference.

Since then, twenty-five thousand naira (N25,000) each has been awarded to four (4) lucky applicants each year after a careful selection process to determine winners from a poll of candidates who applied. In 2010, no awards were made as no entries were received. Therefore, the final $1000 check was used for the 2013 scholarship awards.

In 2014, our association will fund the scholarship program directly for the very first time out of proceeds from our annual fundraisers towards education in the last two years. Additionally, in consideration of the various recommendations, the Executive Committee recently voted to increase the total annual scholarship amount to $2,000 and also increase the number of beneficiaries to six (6). With this increase, the amount awarded to each winner will increase to fifty thousand naira (N50000) to meet the rising cost of tuition in institutions of higher learning in Nigeria.

Goals:

The Committee on Scholarship Program (otherwise referred to as Scholarship Committee) was first established by the Executive Committee on January 27, 2012. Its main responsibility is to plan and execute the association’s scholarship program effectively as well as make recommendations for improvement. 

 
Ogbadu Opaluwa
Scholarship Program Coordinator
Phone: (301) 806-9888

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