Scholarships are available for university students studying in Nigeria, but many are not aware of these and how to access them.
In this article, I will be sharing insights on how to get scholarships to help with studies in any Nigerian University.
With the increasing expenditure and economic crisis, Education in Nigeria is fast tending towards been reserved for the rich. It is now crucial that students solicit and receive some form of financial help, if they must finish your Academic study. Therefore I will be sharing insights on how you can get a scholarship in Nigeria to help with your tertiary Education.
Preparations needed for accessing Scholarships in Nigeria
Many students fail to prepare for scholarships beforehand and end up trying to beat deadlines. It is important you know that when I talk about getting a Scholarship here in Nigeria, it doesn’t just apply to the sites or scholarships available but the all round preparation.
As a student in the 1st and 2nd year in the University, you must prepare for your scholarship exam even before you begin to hear about any ongoing scholarships. The Examinations you will pass through during this scholarship examinations is quite different from the ones you will undergo in school, therefore preparation is important.
Generally,. Subjects that you should gain knowledge to be able to pass your scholarship exam include :
- Quantitative Reasoning
- Logic Reasoning
- Current Affairs
- And Mathematics. (These courses are all together called GMAT, GRE, and SAT and you can get past questions under such tittles to help you)
For Essay Scholarship examinations, you should learn about all the rudiments and technicalities of Essay writing before the onset of any Scholarship program. This sets you ahead of others and ensures you give your best in the shortest time possible.
Applying randomly for scholarships without having a sense of the kinds of fields of study available for such scholarship is foolhardy. This is a waste of time and resources and is very much frowned upon. Apply only for scholarships available to your field of study and save yourself the heartache. Sometimes, this eligibility may be in form of age or your state of origin, be sure to read all requirements before applying.
Generally, many scholarship awards require that you provide some sort of proof that you are truly a bonafide academic student in the said course of study, It is often essential that you have all these documents ready and at hand (if not in scanned copies in your email), so you can quickly apply at anytime
Some documents you may require include:
- School’s Letter of Admission
- Birth certificate or Affidavit of Birth
- Form of Identification from the School (eg, Health Card, School I.D)
- State of Origin Identification
- School transcripts ( usually for those in the 2nd year to show their current G.PA) and so on
- Application Later
- 0 Level result and jamb result
- Passport Photograph not more than 200kb
Need to Know
It is often wise to have an application letter ready and at hand to be modified and used for such applications, never pick up a letter from the internet and use as your own, this is unlawful and considered as PLAGIARISM. Desist from such actions as you will not be considered for the application, if you do so.
List of Available scholarships in Nigeria
Below are the lists of scholarships available to the Nigerian students in the various universities
This is Available to Students in the medical and Engineering fields in year 1 and 2 and is worth N200,000 for medical students and N100,000 for engineering students.
The NNPC/ Chevron scholarship is available for students in the department of Accountancy, Agricultural Engineering/science, Architecture, Business Admin/Economics, Chemical Engineering, Computer Science and its related, Electric Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Geology/Geophysics, Law, Mass Communication/journalism, Mechanical Engineering, Medical Sciences and Petroleum Engineering.
This Scholarship is available for 100 level students and is worth N100,000
This scholarship program is available for 100 level students in all departments and is worth N100,000
Total E & P Scholarship
The Total E& P scholarship program is available for all 100 and 200 level students in all departments.it is worth N150,000
The NLNG Scholarship is available for all 100 level students in all departments and is worth N300,000 as at this year but previously was N150,000
This scholarship is available for 200 level students in the departments of Petroleum Engineering, Chemical Engineering, mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Geophysics/Geology, Medicine (MBBS only) Agricultural science, and Computer science. The Exxon/Mobil Scholarship is worth N150,000
SPDC (Shell) Scholarship
This Scholarship is available for all departments and at any level in School. There are two sets of scholarship programs available under this platform. There is the National Merit award, which is available to all Nigerian students and then the Areas of Operation Merit Award which is open to Nigerians indigenous to areas such as Abia, Bayelsa, Delta, Imo and Rivers state. The Award given via this platform in N100,000
PTDF Scholarship For 200L
This Scholarship is for all Nigerian Students and is worth N150,000 Plus Laptop
ABC Transport Scholarship For 100L
This scholarship is for all 100 level students in the departments of Engineering, Materials Management, Human Resources, Public Administration, Mass Communication, Computer Science, Transport Management, Purchasing/Supply, Business Administration, Accountancy. It is Worth N100,000
Federal Government Scholarship Award For 200/300/400L
This scholarship is for the departments of Science and Technology, Medical Sciences, Education, Entrepreneurial Studies, ICT, Environmental Science, Law, HND, NCE, Agriculture. It is worth N150,000
MTN Foundation Scholarship For 200L
NAOC (Nigeria Agip Oil Company) Scholarship
This scholarship is available for 100 level students in all departments and has two main setups. There is the National Merit award, which is available to all Nigerian students and then the Areas of Operation Merit Award which is open to Nigerians indigenous to areas such as Abia, Bayelsa, Delta, Imo and Rivers state. The Award given via this platform in N100,000
Gani Fawehinmi Scholarship
This scholarship is available to all students in tertiary institutions across the country. It is Worth N100,000
The NWAG Scholarship is awarded to one Nigerian students from each of the 36 states in the country and is Worth N50,000
SNEPCo Scholarship For 100L
This scholarship is available for students in the departments of Agricultural science, Chemical/Process Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Marine Engineering, Geology, Geophysics/Geoscience, Instrumentation Engineering, Corrosion Engineering, Mathematics. Mechanic. Aerospace Engineering, Medicine, Metallurgical Engineering, Mining Engineering. This Scholarship is worth N100,000
MUSTE Undergraduate Scholarships for Nigerian Students
This scholarship is available to all Nigerian students in the various universities and awardees will receive financial aid through out their university time (3 to 6 years)
BAT Iseyin Agronomy (BATIA) Undergraduate Scholarship Scheme
This Scholarship is available to all Nigerian students who are children to BAT registered farmers and other qualified candidates.
And there you have it, the Undergraduate scholarships you can apply for to help you through out your stay in the University. Use this avenues to help yourself make academics a bit more easier financially.
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