11-03-17 - Maiden Lady Kate Okafor Scholarship Scheme awardees emerge

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The Governing Council and Management of Grooming Centre, a leading Microfinance Institution in Nigeria whose vision is to empower the economically active poor, are pleased to announce the launch of the Lady Kate Okafor scholarship scheme. The initial awards will target 100 students in senior secondary schools across the country and is scheduled to commence early 2017.

The aim of the scholarship scheme is to contribute to education and development of brilliant children whose families are cut-up by poverty at the bottom of the pyramid.


The initial scholarship will be awarded to 100 children of Grooming Centre's clients who have graduated from Junior Secondary School and have gained admission to Senior Secondary School in their respective schools.


I. Applicants must be biological or legally adopted children of clients who have been with Grooming Centre, and have successfully completed five (5) loan cycles;

II. The children must have sat for Junior Secondary School examinations and have been promoted to Senior Secondary School.


Application forms are out and can be obtained for free from all Grooming Centre branches across the country.

Completed forms must be returned to the respective Branch Managers on or before 12/12/2016 with the following documents:

I. Valid Junior Secondary School results of client’s children (maximum of 2 children)

II. Original birth certificates

III. Passport photographs of children and mother


                                                                                    Godwin Nwabunka, CEO


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