The students wing of the Coalition of Northern Groups is to grant scholarship to 1, 500 Bauchi state students studying in various institutions across the country.
Bauchi state coordinator of the Wing, Comrade Ahmad Shehu Hassan disclosed this Monday during the formal lunch of the scholarship scheme Phase 1 held at Villa Garden hotel Bauchi.
According to him, the coalition was formed to contribute towards the development of the region and youth empowerment.
He said indigent students at different levels such as universities, polytechnics and colleges of education are eligible to apply for the scholarship.
According to him, so far 150 students who applied and were screened for it have been given their money.
Ahmad noted that degree students would receive the sum of N10, 000 each, HND students N7, 000 while diploma and NCE students would get N5, 000 each.
He thanked the sponsors of the scheme and appealed to the state government to be paying its own scholarship as and when due pointing out that the money alleviate the sufferings of students.