Prada Uzodimma, founder of Prada Uzodimma Law School Scholarship Grant (PUSG), has reiterated that her scheme will continue to financially assist indigent law students across Nigeria.
Ms Uzodimma said the initiative was established two years ago for the purpose of helping Law School aspirants who cannot meet their financial requirements.
She revealed that the grant has assisted five beneficiaries who successfully attended the Nigerian Law School and called to the Nigerian Bar this December.
“As part of the corporate social responsibility of Principle Legal Consult, a prominent law firm in Nigeria, PUSG was launched in 2020”, Uzodimma said.
“Five aspiring lawyers namely Momoh Abdulrahman Etudaiye, Simibiat Taiye Suleiman, Akunna Mary Opara, Ikechukwu Promise Obialor and Yaknse Ekanem emerged as beneficiaries of the PUSG 2021, after an unbiased and meritorious selection process.
“The scheme was birthed from a passionate understanding of the financial inhibitions, which confront a sizable number of Law School aspirants, restricting them from attaining their aspirations.
“It is targeted at positively re-scripting these sad narratives and emitting rays of hope and succor through financial grants.”
The founder said the scholarship does not ask for stringent requirements and has been endorsed by Director General of the Nigerian Law School, Prof. Isah Chiroma and Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami.
The portal for application has been closed for 2022, after three months of opening and over 100 students across various universities. The entries will go through an unbiased and meritorious selection process.
“In 2022, over 100 students from Rivers State University, University of Ibadan, Imo State University, University of Nigeria Nsukka and other notable universities applied for the Law School scholarship grant,” Uzodimma added.