Forty-two indigent but brilliant secondary school and university students have been awarded the 2013/2014 Carter Foundation Scholarship.
The awards were announced on Thursday by the chairman of Louis Carter Industries Ltd, Chief Louis Onwugbenu.
While the secondary school scholarship is valued at N25,000 for one academic session, the university scholarship is worth N100,000.
Onwugbenu charged the beneficiaries to use the opportunity of the scholarship to concentrate on their studies.
He lamented that he could not further his education beyond primary school because of lack of funds.
He said the scholarship was in line with a promise he made to lead a crusade to eliminate illiteracy if he had the opportunity to do so.
The chairman of the Anambra State Schools Education Service Commission, Mrs. Joy Ulasi, thanked Onwugbenu for taking the initiative in education philanthropy and noted that Nnewi which is widely known for business was now opening up for the development of other sectors.
She urged the beneficiaries and their parents to remain studious and steadfast in order to achieve the aims of the scholarship scheme.
One of the beneficiaries, Cynthia Okonkwo, a Senior Secondary pupil of Federal Government College Onitsha, who came in company with her mother, Ego Okonkwo (a widow), said she would no longer worry about her fees but would devote her time to her studies.
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