Wednesday, 26 July 2017

American University of Nigeria Computer Based Scholarship Test Holds August 5th, 2017

Furthering its custom of luring the brightest understudies across Nigeria and Africa, the American University of Nigeria will offer 75 grants to admitted candidates for the 2017 fall semester.American University of Nigeria Computer Based Scholarship Test Holds August 5th, 2017

The most challenging computer based examination for the scholarships will hold in 25 locations all over the Federation on August 5.

Assistant VP of Recruitment and Marketing, Julius AyukTabe, said the examination locations have been deliberately chosen to cover all the country's six geopolitical zones. Two scholarship winners will be chosen from each of the country's 36 states and the Federal Capital territory, and one across the country.

The previous spring's nationwide winner was 18-year-old Ms. Maryam Habila Usman, a previous student of Air Force Girls Secondary School, Jos. Ms. Usman is from Borno State. She is in the Natural and Environmental Sciences program.

Since its establishing in 2003 by Ex-Nigerian Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, AUN has been uniting the best and brightest hopefuls across Nigeria, South Africa, Cameroon, Ghana, Uganda, Rwanda, Ivory Coast, Niger, Chad, Sierra Leone, and other African nations, to learn under one roof. The University tries to make its American-style liberal education possible for every qualified candidate, irrespective of family income.
Each year, AUN sets aside a large fund for scholarships and other forms of financial aid to undergraduate students.  Over the years, it has awarded about 1,000 different scholarships, including close to 300 covering full tuition, board, books, and meals. In the 2016/2017 session alone, AUN dedicated more than ₦102 million to its scholarship program, for both new and returning students.

Scholarship students are often among the finest of AUN’s graduates.

The University’s Class of 2017 Valedictorian, Ms. Onyinye Immaculata Onuigbo, whose 3.98 CGA (out of 4 points) was the highest in the university’s history, was a scholarship student.  Identified by the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Foundation, Ms. Onuigbo, who hails from Enugu State, is the daughter of an electrician father and nurse mother.  She completed her studies at AUN in its prestigious Petroleum Chemistry program.

The 2016 Valedictorian, Mr. Gregory Tanyi, also a scholarship student, is the son of an Engineering Professor and came to AUN from Cameroon. Tanyi studied Telecoms and Wireless Technology

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