Grooming Centre Lady Kate Okafor Scholarship Scheme VII (2023)

Grooming Centre is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) founded in December 2006, and registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) Certificate Number CAC/IT/NO 24198, to address the near absence of financial services to the large population of economically active poor people engaged in small trading and micro productive activities in many parts of Nigeria.

The Centre is the result of the strong commitment of a group of microfinance practitioners to building a vibrant and high growth organization that will play a leading role in improving access to financial services for the poor. It is a membership organization which implements a radical action programme through a range of financial services delivered to the door-step of its members.

We invite applications for:

Title: 2023 Lady Kate Okafor Scholarship Scheme VII


  • The Governing Council and Management of Grooming Centre, a leading Client Centric Microfinance Institution in Nigeria whose vision is to empower the economically active poor, are pleased to announce the 2023 Lady Kate Okafor Scholarship Scheme VII.
  • The aim of the scholarship scheme is to contribute to education and development of brilliant children whose families are cut-up by poverty at the bottom of the pyramid.


  • The 2023 Scholarship will be awarded to another 1,000 children of Grooming Centre’s clients, bringing the number o beneficiaries to 3,100.
  • Applicants must have graduated from Junior Secondary School and have gained admission to Senior Secondary.

To qualify, applicants must:

  • Be biological or legally adopted children of clients who have been with Grooming Centre, and have successfully completed five (5) loan cycles. A maximum of two (2) children per client can apply;
  • Have sat for Junior Secondary School examinations and promoted to Senior Secondary School.

Deadline: 28th February, 2023.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should follow the following instructions:

  • Application forms are out and can be obtained for free from all Grooming Centre branches across the Country.
  • Completed forms must be returned to the respective Branch Managers with the following documents:
    • Valid Junior Secondary School results
    • Original birth certificates
    • Passport photographs of child and mother.

Note: Completed forms must be submitted on or before the closing date.


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