By Aaron Ossai
The American University of Nigeria will hold scholarships examination nationwide for newly accepted students on Saturday, December 17, 2016.
The scholarships according to a statement made available to National Trail are for new students joining the university for the 2016/2017 academic session to start classes on January 18, 2017 this spring semester.
According to the statement, total of 49 scholarships will be offered for winning in 3 categories.
“One scholarship covering 100% of ALL university costs will be awarded to the overall national winner. 36 Scholarships covering 50% of the tuition fees for Spring 2017 will be awarded to winners from all the 36 states – 1 from each state, while the remaining 12 scholarships also covering 50% of the tuition fees for Spring 2017 will be awarded to winners from all the geo-political regions of Nigeria – 2 from each region. Candidates may win in multiple categories”, the atatement added.
It further explained that winners in each category will be selected based purely on a combination of their scores on the 2016 Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) UTME examination and their performance on the AUN Spring 2017 scholarships examination.
“All 2016 UTME candidates newly accepted into the university for the Spring 2017 Semester are eligible and invited to sit for the scholarships examination. Candidates transferring from local and foreign universities as well as Direct Entry candidates are ineligible for the scholarships examination.
“All eligible candidates must bring with them their Acceptance Letter into AUN for the Spring 2017 semester and either an International passport, National ID Card, or Voter’s Registration Card containing their photograph. Candidates freshly seeking admission and those who have applied, but are yet to be notified of their admission into AUN, and their guardians can phone the test centers to receive permission to take the special scholarship examinations. Those freshly seeking admission into AUN will need to complete an AUN admission application form at the venue of the examination before being allowed into the testing hall”, the statement further directed.