4 Nigerians among 166 scholars granted Canada’s most prestigious academic scholarship

Four Nigerians have been awarded the 2019 Vanier Graduate Scholarship which is Canada’s most prestigious academic award. The award is usually given to graduate students who demonstrate leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement.

It is valued at $50,000 per year for three years during doctoral studies.

in all, 166 scholarships were awarded this year with four of them being Nigerians.

The four Nigerians are Effoduh Okechukwu Jake, Onu Charles, Onifade Temitope and Taiwo Bello.  They will receive support from the Government of Canada to pursue their cutting-edge research.

Canada’s Minister of Science and Sport, Honourable Kirsty Duncan, announced the results in Kingston, Ontario. He said,  “The Vanier awards help Canada attract and retain some of the brightest doctoral students to build up our world-class research talent.  Since taking office, our government has been working hard to return science and research to their rightful place and today’s investments are helping us do just that.”

The Minister of Health, Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor added: “it is a great pleasure for me to congratulate the recipients of these prestigious awards.  Thanks to their drive, these young researchers are helping to solve important challenges.”

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