Ten Law Students from various law faculties of law in Nigeria have been awarded the 2021 Reginald Aziza Leadership in Law Scholarship.
Announcing the awardees, Dr Reginald Aziza noted;
With special thanks to the very kind support of Wola Joseph and the generosity of several anonymous donors, I am pleased to announce the following 10 individuals as the recipients of the Reginald Aziza Leadership in Law scholarship for 2021:
Izunwanne Lights Uwaegbulem (Chike) (Rivers State University), Aziaka Bridget (Rivers State University), Oluwaseyifunmi Ola-samuel (Obafemi Awolowo University), Ocloo Temisan (Lagos State University), Justice Uka-Ofor (University of Nigeria), Deborah Kalu (University of Nigeria), Bamidele Ikusika, ACIArb (UK) (Obafemi Awolowo University), Stephen Ezekeoma )Nnamdi Azikiwe University), Glory Akani (Abia State University) and Christiana Ufomba (Abia State University)
Speaking on the criteria for the selection of the recipients, Dr. Aziza noted that “each of the awardees displayed exemplary academic ability and leadership, in the midst of the most severe financial limitations.”
Reginald Aziza Leadership in Law Scholarship was launched in 2017 to fund bright but financially constrained students to the Nigerian Law School and thereafter seeks to connect them to jobs and scholarship opportunities to further their education and careers. The scholarship has earlier funded 9 students to the law school some of whom are working in leading law practices in Nigeria and secured admission to some of the best universities in the world.
On what the scholarship covers, Dr. Aziza noted that the scholarship will “cater for the tuition fees for the ten recipients and provide them with tailored mentoring and support in the course of their studies at the Nigerian Law School.”
“In addition, with thanks to the generous support of Omojo Wada, each of the recipients would receive a free wig and gown set from Solohan & Co., at the conclusion of their studies at the Nigerian Law School.”
“In addition to the 10 recipients above, I am pleased to announce that Oluwaseun Denagan will receive a monthly stipend to supplement his cost of living at the Nigerian Law School.”
“I am convinced each of the awardees is a future star of the Nigerian legal profession, and I am excited about the heights they will attain. Please join me in congratulating them!” He noted.