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ANNOUNCEMENT

IGBERE EBIRI SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME – 2008 EDITION

We are pleased to announce to the general Igbere public the second edition of
the Igbere Ebiri scholarship scheme.  The first edition, in 2007, produced three
awards to three deserving Igbere sons and daughters who are eligible to reapply
for this edition.

The scheme was initiated by Igbere sons and daughters resident in the State of
Texas in the United States of America but has since been embraced by Igbere
sons and daughters elsewhere.

Purpose of the Scheme:
The Igbere Ebiri Scholarship
scheme is intended to help as
many deserving Igbere sons and
daughters as possible to acquire
higher education and
life-enhancing skills.

Eligibility:
  • Applicants may come from any of the Igbere Ebiri autonomous
    communities.
  • They must have completed at least the first year of study in any chosen
    discipline and in any recognized Nigerian University.
  • They must have achieved a grade point average of at least 3.3 up to and
    including their most recent examinations.
  • They must also be known to be of good character.

Method of Application:
Interested persons should complete the prescribed form to which they must
attach official evidence of their academic performance. Completed Application
forms may be returned as indicated on the form itself.

Closing Date:
All applications must be received before or on the last day of October 2008.  
Any application that comes in after this date will not be considered.

If you are reading this announcement online, then Click this
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for a copy of the Application Form (pdf format). Those who may receive hard
copies of this announcement may also receive hard copies of the application
form.
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The IgbereEbiri Scholarship Board.
The scholarship scheme is currently being
managed by an international Board comprising:

* Engr. Emmanuel O. Ukandu - Houston
(USA)
* Prof. Ogwo E. Ogwo - Uturu (Nigeria)
* Dr. Eme Ekekwe - Port Harcourt (Nigeria)
* Engr. Nd Uche - Muscat (Oman)
* Mazi Oko Igbokwe - Houston (USA)
*
Engr. Emmanuel Ibekwe - Port Harcourt (Nigeria)
*
Mr. Ndukwo Dibia - (Nigeria)
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APPEAL FOR DONATION TO IGBERE EBIRI
SCHOLARSHIP FUND

I write on behalf of the Igbere Ebiri Scholarship Board to request your
kind support for the Igbere Ebiri Scholarship scheme.  This Board
comprises Prof Ogwo E. Ogwo; Engr. Ndukwe Uche; Engr. Emmanuel
Ukandu; Mr. Oko Igbokwe; Mr. Ndukwe Dibia, Engr. Emmanuel Ibekwe,
and Dr. Eme Ekekwe. The scheme kicked off modestly in 2007 with the
award of three (3) scholarships to Igbere undergraduate students.

The Igbere Ebiri Scholarship scheme is intended to help as many
deserving Igbere sons and daughters as possible to acquire higher
education and life-enhancing skills. The lean purse with which it started
dictated the modesty of the first awards.  We are hoping that with
support from you and others, we can grow the funds and make the
scheme a lasting lifeline to many Igbere youths who need support to
change their circumstances for the better.

We hasten to assure that ALL donations to the fund will be husbanded
with utmost care.  Each year we will publish the list of all donors and
recipients of scholarship support, so that you can see how your support
is being used.  In December 2008 when we formally present this
scheme to Igbere people, the names of all donors as well as the amount
they donated will be announced. Appeals for funds such as this will go
out from time to time, in order to ensure a healthy fund.

We request that all donations be made into a bank account opened for
this purpose, as follows:
Name of Account:          AKWUKWO EBIRI
Account Number:           6018112626
Bank:                             ZENITH BANK, Umuahia Branch.

We look forward to your favourable response to this appeal.  The Board
will be very happy to hear from you and receive any suggestions you
may wish to make to ensure the success of this effort.

Please be assured of our high regards for you and your family

Yours truly,
Engr. Emmanuel Ukandu
For:
Igbere Ebiri Scholarship Board

P/S: For our people in Diaspora, donations should be made to
Igbere Progressive Association International for the benefit of
Ebiri Scholarship Fund.  Check or Money Order, should be made
payable to:  
IPAI and addressed as follows:

EMEKA EJIEKE
P. O. BOX 246
CARTERSVILLE GA 30120

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Scholarship Award

The Igbere Ebiri Scholarship Board has announced the award of
Scholarships to the following Igbere students:

1. KALU UCHECHUKWU       FUTO (Ibina ukwu)    
2. ORJI W. UKAEGBU             FUTO (Eziama)    
3. UCHE C. OKOROAFOR,    FUTO (Amankalu)   
4. MESHACK E. EKEOMA       FUTO (Amankalu)   
5. MASCOT IKWECHEGH      UNIPORT (Ibina ukwu)

The announcement was made after the board reviewed all
submitted applications with respect to the eligibility and qualification
that satisfy stated scholarship criteria.

Each of these students would receive the sum of Ninety Thousand
Naira (N90,000.00) for the 2008/2009 academic session.
Scholarship
By Obike Ukoh

Abakaliki, March 7, 2009 : ( NAN ): The former Vice-
Chancellor of Abia State University, Uturu, Prof. Ogwo
Ekeoma Ogwo has urged students to take their studies
seriously as there is no short cut to success.

Ogwo spoke on Friday at Igbere, Bende Local Government
Area of Abia, when he presented cheaques to five
undergraduates, 2009 winners of the Igbere Ebiri
Scholarship Scheme.

A statement by secretary of the Scheme, Dr. Eme Ekekwe
and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN),
today in Abakaliki said each awardee will receive N90,000.

The statement quotes Ogwo as saying that the
Scholarship Scheme, `` was merely a token by which those
who established it, sought to encourage youths in the
community to become useful members of society and
contribute to the development of Nigeria. ’’.

The Igbere Ebiri Scholarship Scheme, originally the brain
child of Igbere sons and daughters resident in Texas , in
the United States of America , was established in 2008
when20it kicked off with awards to three university
students.

The scheme was formally launched in December 2008
during the triennial Ezumezu ceremony in Igbere, when it
was expanded to embrace all Igbere sons and daughters
who shared the commitment to help direct the education of
the youths.

Ogwo who is the chairman of the Board of Trustees of the
Scheme said the 2009 awards were made on the basis of
the academic performance and good conduct of the
awardees.  

``Each year the Board establishes the criteria by which
awards would be made before applications are invited from
university students,’’ Ogwo who was also the pioneer Vice-
Chancellor,  Renaissance University , Enugu noted.

Speaking on behalf of the awardees, Mr. Williams Ukaegbu
Orji, a fourth year student of Electrical/Electronics
Engineering at the Federal University of Technology,
Owerri (FUTO), thanked the brains behind the Scheme
and promised that he and his colleagues would ensure
they made the best  use of the opportunity granted them
by the scholarship. (NAN).
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