NLS Class’91 to Award Scholarship to 30 Indigent Law School Students – Application Closes Nov. 20

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In fulfillment of its pledge to award 30 scholarships to indigent students of the Nigerian Law School in celebration of its 30th anniversary, the Nigerian Law School “Class of 1991” has invited applications from prospective beneficiaries.

A statement signed by Chairman of the 30th Anniversary Planning Committee, Prof. Paul Ananaba SAN indicated that the application window closes on November 20, 2021. All applications are to be emailed to nls1991anniversary@gmail.com.

According to the eligibility criteria, each applicant must

1) be admitted to the Nigerian Law School for the 2021/2022 academic year and must be able to take up the admission;

2) be able to demonstrate a need for financial assistance by submitting a short essay of not more than 250 words explaining why he/she deserves this scholarship.

3) be able to demonstrate a career plan;

4) have earned a minimum of Second Class Honours degree.

According to Ananaba who is also the immediate past Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Section on Public Interest and Development Law (NBA-SPIDEL), “The scholarships are designed to assist indigent Law School students and to ensure that impecuniosity does not stand in the way of a Bar aspirant becoming a member of the noble profession.”

Speaking further on the forthcoming anniversary which has the Dinner & Awards Night holding on December 10, 2021 at Nigerian Air Force Mess, Kado District, Abuja as one of its highlights, Ananaba said: “It is our way of giving back to the society. Many of our class mates have made their marks in several fields of endeavour. Some of the alumni are governors, jurists, Senior Advocates of Nigeria, just name it! Ours is one of the most successful classes that the Nigerian Law School has ever produced. We are grateful to God for this uncommon grace upon our members. Another highlight of the red-carpet Dinner & Awards Night is a ‘Special Recognition Award’ to a deserving honores.”

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The dinner is expected to be chaired by the CJN Honourable Justice I. T. Muhammad GCFR.

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