A total of 2,439 students have been awarded scholarship by the President of the Senate, David Mark for the 2010/2011 academic session.
Majority of the students are from his constituency, Benue South Senatorial District as well as Benue North-east and Benue North-West.
The beneficiaries included; 2,180 regular students in tertiary Institutions, 15 gifted girl-child, Seven special cases at both the under-graduate and post graduate levels, 244 indigent children in the primary and secondary school levels.
Distributing the over N100 Million to the students at Otukpo under his pet project; David Mark Scholarship Scheme (DMSS) for the 2010/2011 academic session, Mark noted that education is the bedrock and indeed the foundation of any development which governments and responsible organisations cannot ignore.
The President of the Senate who was represented by his wife, Mrs Helen Mark said education is the best legacy any generation can bequeath.
Senator Mark promised that the next academic session award would be extended to accommodate Post-graduate students, announcing that the existing Board of Trustee would be up graded to a foundation to ensure that the programme continues unhindered after him.