Alex Otti Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship for Nigerian Students 2024


Many individuals who have risen from underprivileged backgrounds and achieved remarkable success or wealth attribute their accomplishments to education. They often emphasize that education has been instrumental in changing their life trajectories, asserting that without it, they may not have reached their current positions. A prominent example is our founder, Dr. Alex Otti, OFR, who has repeatedly acknowledged the pivotal role of education in his own journey to success. The Alex Otti Foundation (AOF) recognizes the transformative power of education and has been actively committed to fostering a stronger Nigerian society through impactful educational initiatives. One such initiative is the annual awarding of undergraduate scholarships to financially disadvantaged students.

The Foundation is now inviting applications for the 2023/2024 edition of its undergraduate scholarship scheme. This scheme aims to provide financial assistance to students with ancestral ties to, or residing in, Abia State, enabling them to pursue their educational goals.

The scholarships will be awarded to individuals based on their exceptional academic records, leadership potential, and a demonstrated commitment to utilizing their acquired knowledge for the betterment of society. It is expected that recipients will use their talents and expertise to make meaningful contributions to societal development upon completion of their studies. The Alex Otti Foundation anticipates that its scholarship beneficiaries will emerge as a formidable network of leaders, both individually and collectively, dedicated to enhancing the welfare of Abia State and Nigeria as a whole.

Alex Otti Foundation Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: March 24, 2024
  • Funding Type: Fully Funded
  • Country to Study: Albania
  • Type: Undergraduate
  • Sponsor: Alex Otti Foundation
  • Gender: Men and Women

The Alex Otti Foundation Scholarship Program provides comprehensive coverage for selected candidates, encompassing both tuition fees and living expenses. This support extends to students enrolled in universities, polytechnics, and other higher institutions across Nigeria. By covering these essential costs, the scholarship program aims to alleviate financial burdens and ensure that deserving students have the opportunity to pursue their education without constraints.

Requirements for Alex Otti Foundation Scholarship Program


  • Students currently in 2nd-year (200 Level) in any government-owned tertiary institution in Nigeria.
  • Applicants must be in 2nd-year as at the time of the application and must have been admitted in the 2021/2022 academic session. For schools like University of Lagos and University of Ibadan that lost one year academic session, the 2021/2022 admission year criteria may not apply.
  • The candidate must have at least a CGPA of 3.5 – for universities (or its equivalent, for other tertiary institutions) in their first academic session (that is, First Year).
  • Candidates who just secured direct entry admission into 2nd-year (and will remain in the second year by the end of April 2024) can apply.


  • Siblings of – that is, children who share the same parents with – current Alex Otti scholars are not eligible and will not be until their sibling’s current scholarship runs its entire course. (Siblings of Alex Otti graduates are eligible).


  • Candidates must submit a statement of result for their first academic session (that is, First Year) signed by the Department/Faculty’s Admin Officer (who rightfully is a representative of the registrar in the department or faculty). This statement can be submitted during the final interview (for shortlisted candidates). Direct entry candidates must submit the qualifying results that earned them the direct entry.
  • Candidates must present a letter of recognition by their community/religious group leader or electricity bill for the last three months preceding the month of the interview to prove they currently reside in Abia State.
  • Candidates must submit a 1200-word essay, broken into three (3) parts telling us: (a) What they are most grateful for, and why; (b) What would they say is their greatest regret in life Or worst decision they have even taken; and if faced with similar situation, what would they do differently, and (c) What is the most important decision they have taken in life and the justification for it?
  • Candidates must provide valid means of identification.

Application Deadline: March 24, 2024

How to Apply: Interested and qualified candidates can apply through the Alex Otti Foundation website at

Note: The scholarship is for residents in Abia State. There is no difference between those who ancestrally hail from the state and those whose families migrated from elsewhere. As long as you live in the state, even if you are schooling elsewhere in Nigeria, you are eligible. Indigent students are those whose families cannot genuinely afford the cost of tertiary education. Those with the means to afford tertiary education should consider staying away from this scholarship a way of giving back to the society. Due to the volume of entries received in every edition, only candidates who scale through the first screening will be contacted. For more details, visit the Alex Otti Foundation website.

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