Alex Otti foundation scholarship programme aims to empower young people through educational opportunities. It is targeted towards outstanding individuals who demonstrate the potential for future leadership in Abia State.
The programme helps students in publicly-owned tertiary institutions in Nigeria to offset the cost of their education.
Their foundation even goes founder to provide loans to small business owners to enable them grow their businesses and take care of their families. Furthermore, Alex Otti Foundation provides grants to indigent artisans and help monitor their trades as they grow their services and contribute to the economic well-being of Abia State.
About the Alex Otti Foundation Scholarship
This is what the founder, Dr. alex Otti had to say regarding his vision for the foundation;
“I have known lack and how it threatens the lifetime dreams of many. Each time a student is forced to forgo the pursuit of his or her education for lack of funds, that is one dream truncated. Each time an artisan is unable to establish a workshop after spending years learning the craft, that is another dream truncated.
When a petty trader packs up because she has dipped hands into her capital to feed her children, that’s one more dream truncated.
It was this personal knowledge of lack that led me to discover the true meaning of ‘opportunity’ beyond what lexicographers ascribe to it. Throughout my life and career, I have seen amazing outcomes when opportunity is given to the right and deserving people who ordinarily may not have had a shot at it.
Take, for instance, education. I come from a humble background, and would not have been where I am today if I did not get the chance to be educated. Mine was education, to others it could be loans or grants that turned their lives around.
So, the Alex Otti Foundation Scholarship is here to give back to the society.