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Rotary Club District 9110 comprising Lagos and Ogun States has awarded scholarships to 25 students of tertiary institutions in the states.


The scholarships were awarded under the District Education and Welfare Endowment Fund (DEWEF) through which 85 scholarships including the latest 25 awardees have been given.


DEWEF was instituted to provide education and welfare support for brilliant but indigent students who must be 200 level students or 300 level for medical and engineering students in any of the state or federal universities, colleges of education or polytechnic in Lagos and Ogun.


Chairman, Board of Trustees of the fund, Adeniji Raji said apart from awarding 85 scholarships since 2010 when the fund was formally registered, it donated 500,000 to flood victims in Benue and contributed N1.5m to the Vocational Centre in Igbogbo.


The District Governor, Kola Sodipo said the scholarship was to bring succour to the needy in terms of educational support.


You find out that there are many students out there in various higher institutions of learning that are good but for one reason or the other, they are incapacitated by not having enough fund to see themselves through academic pursuit, he said.


Chairman of DEWEF Scholarship Committee, Alaba Olalekan said the district would explore expanding the scholarships to accommodate more beneficiaries.

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