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Law School Students Grants Notice

THE 2018 O. B. LULU-BRIGGS FOUNDATION LAW SCHOOL GRANT  –  NOTICE TO INTENDING GRANTEES

Application for the O. B. Lulu-Briggs Foundation Law School Grant commences on the 1st of November, 2018 and will end on the 30th November, 2018. It is open to Rivers State students who are undergoing their Bar Part 2 Programme in the Nigerian Law School. This grant was established in 2009 with the intent of helping students focus on their programme with fewer financial distractions, so as to graduate successfully from the Law School. Its overarching goal is to encourage academic excellence that will result in the attainment of enviable height in the legal profession post law school.

GRANT WORTH

Each grantee will receive the sum of One Hundred and Twenty Thousand Naira         (N120, 000) and a Laptop computer.

ELIGIBILITY

To qualify for the O. B. Lulu-Briggs Foundation Law School Grant award, applicant must;

  1. Have been offered admission into the Nigerian Law School, Bar part 2, 2017-2018 session.

  2. Be a Nigeria citizen and an indigene of Rivers State with minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) score 3.75 or its equivalent of a second-class upper degree at university level (for Rivers State indigenes from other Local Government Areas only).

  3. A Nigerian Law school student of kalabari extraction with not less than a second class lower.

HOW TO APPLY

All intending Grantees should download and fill “The O.B. Lulu-Briggs Foundation Law School Grant Bio-Data and Application Form” by clicking on the Bio-Data Sample Picture below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

All application forms should be filled out in uppercase/capital letters with the following under listed documents attached:

  • Law School Admission Letter

  • Local Government Identification Certificate

  • 2 recent passport photographs

  • Law school identity card

  • LLB degree certificate/Statement of result/Transcript (Student copy)

SUBMISSION / APPLICATION DEADLINE

All application should be submitted in Word and PDF format to the Foundation through this Email Address: info@oblulubriggsfoundation.org or the Foundation office on or before Friday, 30th November, 2018 and addressed to :

 

The Executive Secretary

O. B. Lulu-Briggs Foundation

17/23 Igbodo Street Old GRA

Port Harcourt

Nigeria

Kindly note the following:

  • Incomplete applications or any application received after the stipulated date will not be considered.

  • Resit students are not eligible to apply.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

The O.B. Lulu-Briggs Foundation reserves the right to:

  1. Seek additional verification of applicant’s submission.

  2. Cancel or suspend a grant award if it is discovered that the information provided by an applicant/grantee were misleading or false.

For further information regarding the Grant, please call 07068555089 or visit the    O. B. Lulu-Briggs Foundation office at 17/23 Igbodo Street, Old GRA, Port Harcourt.

 

Signed:  Kaine Bobmanuel Egbon

Executive Secretary

 

THE STORY BEHIND THE LAW SCHOOL GRANT

The Nigerian Law School Grant was established following the sudden and unanticipated increase in the admission fees of the Nigerian Law School in 2009 that left a significant number of students in great need. The Foundation received a large number of applications from students going to law school. The Foundation, thereafter, assessed the cost of enrollment at the law school and deemed it necessary to provide a grant to students of Kalabari extraction. The grant provided all qualifying students with a bursary of one hundred and twenty thousand naira (N120, 000.00) per academic year.

Thirty-three students formed the first batch of beneficiaries of the grant in 2009. Over the years, the number of students per session has increased. As at the last session-November 2015, cumulative total of four hundred and forty-five (445) students have benefitted from this program, receiving over eighty-seven million naira (N87, 000, 000.00) in cash.

In 2013, the Nigerian Law School made the use of laptops compulsory for all students. The Foundation was again inundated by requests and responded by assessing this need. Recognizing the benefits of having a laptop, such a access to online material and websites and efficient note taking and indexing of study materials, the Foundation, in addition to the cash grant, decided to also give each beneficiary a laptop.

In 2014, following an appeal from the then Attorney General of Rivers State that the grant be opened up to other Rivers indigenes, the Foundation approved that the 2015 edition would include other River indigenes. Consequently, in 215 students from other parts of the State benefitted from the program and it can be said that the program has grown from strength to strength.

In conclusion, there is no doubt that the O.B. Lulu-Briggs Foundation through the Nigerian Law School Grant initiative has played a key role in the professional development of law students from Rivers State. Here are a few testimonials from past beneficiaries.