Unlocking Educational Opportunities: Discover the Top 10 Scholarship Programs in Nigeria

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The intricacy surrounding the search for the best scholarship programs as a Nigerian can be grossly underemphasized by many citizens.

However, as the quest to find the best scholarship open programs suitable for Nigerians continues to spread around different aspirants like wildfire, we think it is most necessary to put down an article that comprises some of the leading scholarship programs in Nigeria and Africa as whole.

That said, we’re going to provide you with the top 10 scholarship programs in Nigeria, we will also analyze each one in detail, including its pros and cons, and why each of them stands out from the rest of the scholarship program in the continent, this article will help you make a firm decision on where you will love to be enrolled in the future or within the schedule time.

Kaduna ICT Scholarship at Mewar University.

Kaduna State Government, aspiring to transform the state into a knowledge-based economy and technology hub for Northern Nigeria, has extended its ICT scholarship originally for girls to both genders. Hosted at Mewar International University, Nassarawa State, linked with Mewar University, India, this scholarship covers tuition and accommodation for four years.

In a commendable initiative aimed at cultivating a knowledge-based economy and transforming Kaduna State into Northern Nigeria’s technology nerve centre, the State Government initially carved out scholarships exclusively for 50 aspiring young women in the field of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). However, life threw a curveball, and merely 35 applications trickled in.

Embracing flexibility, the government has taken a pivotal step. It’s no longer just for the ladies! The Kaduna State Government ICT Scholarship is now thrown open to both males and females, setting a vibrant tone for a more inclusive tech ecosystem.

The scholarship is a golden ticket to Mewar International University, Nassarawa State, where you don’t just earn a degree but embark on an enriching journey. This University isn’t a standalone entity. It’s the proud branch of Mewar International University, India. Why does this matter? With a rich legacy in medical courses and ICT, the Indian parent University generously funnels academic resources and vital materials down to its Nigerian counterpart, ensuring students get the best of both worlds.

Eligibility Criteria

To make it to the list, here’s are the basic requirements you need:

Academic Excellence: Five (5) credits in ICT-related or Science subjects.

In one sitting you have to must have obtained B’s in both Mathematics and Physics.

JAMB: A minimum Jamb score of 180 points is required.

Essay Skills: Students with good essay writing skills are considered, so penning an essay is a must do.

Benefits

Tuition: Four years of tuition will be cleared.

Accommodation: Housing will not be an issue for it will be covered.

Application procedure and deadline

Applications are on going and can be filled and completed through the boards online portal.

Midwestern Oil and Gas Company Limited Scholarship.

Midwestern Oil & Gas Company Limited, operator of the Umusadege Field in OML 56, Delta State and its JV Partner SunTrust Oil Company Nigeria Limited has since commencing production embarked on various schemes that deliver enduring progress to the indigenes of its host communities and Delta State in general by constantly investing in human capital to ensure economic development. Therefore, the company hereby invites suitably qualified Nigerian students to apply for its 2023/2024 Scholarship Scheme. The Scholarship Scheme is aimed at promoting academic excellence and improving the skills-based education among youths of our host communities and Delta State.

Category of Awards

The scholarship carries two consecutive numbers of award which are the:

University Community Award – This category of award goes to the host communities only.

University Merit Award – This category will be going to the indigenous citizens of Delta only.

Note that the scholarship is open to all Delta state indigenes of both 100 and 200 level student at the time of application.

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Deadline

Applications should be submitted on or before July 21, 2023.

Note that the examination date will be communicated to candidates who will be shortlisted only. Midwestern reserves the right for selection and shortlisting of candidates.

Requirements

For University Community Award, which is for host communities only and it goes to both 100 & 200 level students.

SSCE or GCE: including Mathematics & English, with a minimum of 5 Credits in one sitting is required.

JAMB/UTME: The candidate is to present his/her university admission letter from an accredited/approved university in Nigeria.

ID CARD: Current University ID Card.

Identification letter: The candidate is to bring amongst his/her documents, a signed identification letter by the Ward Councilor or CACC (Community Accredited Contact-men Committee).

UNIVERSITY MERIT AWARD – For Delta State Indigenes Only

This category of the above scholarship Scholarship is open to only 200 level students with the minimum CGPA of 3.5 at the time of application.

SSCE or GCE: the minimum of 5 Credits in Mathematics & English, all in one sitting.

JAMB/UTME: University and jamb admission letter must come from an accredited/approved university in Nigeria.

ID Card: The candidate must present his/her Current University id card.

Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA):  of his/her first year in the University must be around 3.5 and above.

Letter of identification: this will be required and must come from the applicants LGA.

Application: visit the official website for more details here..!!.

John Aniagwu Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship.

The John Aniagwu Foundation is inviting eligible candidates to submit their expression of interest for the award of undergraduate scholarship for the 2023-2024 academic year.

This partial scholarship is highly competitive and is open to only practicing Catholic Students with financial challenges who are registered full-time undergraduates in any accredited public or Catholic university in Nigeria.

Eligibility criteria

In order to be eligible to apply for this scholarship, applicants must:

Applicants must be verifiable practising Catholics who are active in church and both home parishes activities.

Applicants must have passed SSCE or equivalent with a minimum of five (5) credits including English and Mathematics, at not more than 2 sittings.

Must be a registered full time undergraduate or admitted for the 2023/2024 academic year and awaiting registration.

For students already registered in a university, they must have a verifiable minimum CGPA of 3.0.

The applicants must show a very reasonable proof of financial need.

Benefits

This scholarship is intended to support Catholic students financially who are currently undergoing their undergraduate studies in Nigeria

Documents Required

To apply, candidates must be ready to provide the following documents;

Full Name: the name used in the application must [Corresponding with name on official documents]

Telephone number: You will be required to add your phone number to the form or email go get updated on the latest news from the sponsors.

Level: you will asked to input the university levels you will be at the 2023-2024 academic session.

Name/Location of home parish: for easy identification or proof that you a Catholic member you will be asked to add your Name/Location of home parish to know the activities involved in.

Scanned copy of your credentials: provision of your credentials are essential most especially the likes of : SSCE/GCE resultJ, AMB result, university admission letter.

You will required to provide Scanned copy of official statement of result showing CGPA [if already in university]

Application Procedure And Deadline

Application can be submitted to the official email. Application deadline is long over due, so will be adding up the .

Chevron Scholarship Award.

Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL) in collaboration with its Joint Venture (JV) partner, the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC), is offering a number of University Scholarship Awards to suitably qualified Nigerian students from all States of the Federation.

The scholarship programme is a major component of its strategic social investment in the development of education in Nigeria.

Eligibility criteria

1. Full-time, second year (200 level) degree students studying any of the under listed courses in Nigerian Universities:

(Note that these are candidates admitted in the 2021/2022 academic session. Kindly verify which academic session you fall into before completing your application)

  • Accountancy
  • Agricultural Science
  • Architecture
  • Business Administration/Economics
  • Computer Science
  • Environmental Studies/Surveying
  • Geology/Geophysics/Geo Informatics
  • Law
  • Mass Communication/Journalism
  • Engineering
  • Dentistry
  • Pharmacy
  • Medicine/Surgery

Applicants must:

CGPA: the applicant must secure a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.5 in a 5.0 grade system or the equivalent in other grade systems.

SSCE/GCE: The applicants Have a minimum of six O-level credits in one sitting.

The NNPC/Chevron Joint Venture is also offering scholarships specifically to blind/visually impaired SECOND YEAR (200 LEVEL) degree students studying any course in Nigerian Universities.

Eligibility criteria

Applicants must:

Have a minimum CGPA of 2.5 in a 5.0 grade system or the equivalent in other grade systems.

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Have a minimum of five O-level credits.

Documents required

Before you start this application, ensure you have clear scanned copies of the following documents

Passport:  photograph not more than 6 months old (450px by 450px not more than 200kb)

School ID card: applicants must provide current id cards for better identification.

Admission Letter: Applicants will also be asked to provide an admission letter that carries their name and the school’s name.

Birth Certificate: Birth certificate will also be provided for age, names and church identification.

O’ Level Result: Applicants will be asked to present their O’ level result, to confirm the subjects credits and others.

JAMB Result: jamb results is one of the most especially credential to present, it confirms the applicants eligibility.

Local Government Area Letter of Identification: this is also required.

Application procedure and deadline

Applications can be completed through the online portal. For a Smooth application we advice you should visit a cafe and make your registration.

David Oyedepo Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship.

David Oyedepo Foundation (DOF) scholarships to qualified university aspirants in Africa. The scholarship seeks to develop youth leaders who are ready to put their learned skills to work in leading organizations, communities, and their local countries.

The scholarship grants African students the opportunity to study at Covenant University and Landmark University, Nigeria.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible, you must;

  1. Be citizens and permanent residents of any African Nation
  2. Be between the ages of 16 and 25 at the time of application submission.
  3. Be eligible to receive a Nigerian student visa
  4. Be proficient in reading, writing, and speaking English

Have a record of exceptional performance at the secondary school level which is benchmarked by:

  1. At least 20 points above JAMB cut off points (for Nigerians only)
  2. 80% recorded average or 4.0GPA/5.0 in Secondary/High School Transcript
  3. Already have begun admission applications to Covenant or Landmark University

Scholarship duration and reward

Full Academic fees for a maximum of 5 years. (In accordance with the University stipulated time for the duration of the chosen course).

The scholarship does not cover;
  • Travel allowances
  • Feeding allowances
  • Medical/Health Insurance or allowance

Any other fees outside university generated Academic fees for a course at any level

Selection criteria

The David Oyedepo Foundation Scholarship Programme selection process is a need dependent, merit based open competition. After the deadline, all eligible applications will be reviewed by a selection panel. Following this review, chosen finalists will be interviewed by the David Oyedepo Foundation team, through an online video conferencing platform. If advanced to the final round, applicant must provide;

  • Proof of application to Covenant or Landmark University
  • Proof of citizenship
  • All original copies of documents uploaded during application.

Selection panels will use the following criteria to evaluate applications (not in order of importance):

  1. A proven record of superior scholastic ability
  2. Displayed financial need
  3. Outstanding character
  4. A proven record of leadership and community development involvement
  5. A commitment to influence home community with skills learned

Timeline

August – September 2023: Resumption of Scholars in Covenant and Landmark University

Application procedure

Interested and qualified applicants should visit [pdf] for more information on the scholarship.

NOTE: The application for the scholarship does not guarantee admission to the specified Universities; all admission to the University is to be secured independently by going through the University’s admission process. Hence, the award of the scholarship is CONDITIONAL on University admission.

FSB Scholarship now open for undergraduates, postgraduates.

The Nigerian Government’s 2023 scholarship award is now open for undergraduates and postgraduates.

The Ministry of Education and the Federal Scholarship Board are inviting qualified Nigerians to apply for the 2022/2023 Nigeria Award Scholarship.

The scholarship opportunity is available for students currently studying in Nigerian public tertiary institutions.

Eligibility Criteria for the scholarship

Applicants for the postgraduate award must have a first degree with Second Class Honours Upper Division or higher.

Applicants must also be a full-time student at a federal or state university. All other applicants (UG, HND, and NCE) must be full-time students in their second or higher year at a Federal or State University, Polytechnic, Monotechnic, or College of Education.

All undergraduate scholarship applicants (Physically-challenged included) must have a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least 4.0 on a five (5) point scale or its equivalents or 5.0 on a seven (7) point scale.

All NCE and HND candidates must have a CGPA of 3.5 and above on a scale of 4.0.

Other information

The scholarship is tenable in Nigeria and takes effect from the beginning of the academic session.

It shall not be held at the same time as another Award nor for part-time studies.

Change of course or Institution is not allowed while enjoying the award.

Fields of study for the awards

  1. Science and Technology
  2. Medicine and Paramedicals
  3. Education
  4. Agriculture
  5. Liberal Arts/Social/Management Sciences
  6. Entrepreneurial Studies,
  7. ICT
  8. Environmental Sciences
  9. Law
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Method of application

All qualified candidates are advised to:

  1. Visit the Federal Ministry of Education’s website www.education.gov.ng and click on the Federal Scholarship Board icon on the Home Page.
  2. Read the Guidelines and then Complete the Application Form online.
  3. Print the completed form.
  4. Attach your letter of admission to the Institution and CGPA results.
  5. There is no processing fee required and double entries will be disqualified.

Applicants should apply here.

NNPC/NAOC/OANDO Joint Venture Tertiary Scholarship Scheme.

The NNPC/NAOC/OANDO Joint Venture in pursuance of its Corporate Social Responsibility invites suitably qualified applicants for its 2022/2023 Session Tertiary Scholarship Scheme, effective May 8 to June 9, 2023.

Category of award

Host/Transit Communities Merit Award – For applicants strictly from NAOC Host/Transit Communities

National Merit Award – For applicants from Non-Host/Transit Communities

Eligibility criteria

To qualify for consideration, applicants MUST be:

Registered FULL TIME undergraduates in Nigerian Tertiary Institutions

Certified 100 level students at the time of application

NOTE: Only indigenes of NAOC Host/Transit Communities in Rivers, Bayelsa, Delta, and Imo States SHOULD apply for the Host Communities Merit Award.

Only applicants studying Engineering, Geology, Geosciences, and Agricultural Sciences are eligible for the National Merit Award.

Application is open to 100 level students only.

The following categories of students should not apply:

  • 200 level students and above
  • Current beneficiaries of similar Awards from other Companies and Agencies
  • Dependants of NAOC/NAE/AENR/NACPFA

Required documents

Passport photograph with white background not more than 6 months old (450px by 450px not more than 200kb)

  1. School ID Card
  2. O’level Certificate
  3. Admission Letter
  4. Birth Certificate
  5. Proof of Local Government Area of Origin
  6. Letter from Community Paramount Ruler (Only Applicants for Host Communities Merit Award)
  7. Letter from CDC Chairman (Only Applicants for Host Communities Merit Award).
  8. JAMB Result
  9. Application procedure and deadline

Visit the official application portal for more information on application procedure.

Guinness Nigeria Undergraduate Scholarship.

The 2023 Guinness Nigeria Undergraduate Scholarship Scheme supports Guinness Nigeria’s commitment to implementing transformative schemes that foster youth development. The scholarship will provide full tuition for students who are currently studying in public Nigerian universities.

Students from host communities are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility

Application is open to students studying any of the following courses:

  1. STEM Courses (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)
  2. Humanities
  3. Administration
  4. Law
  5. Medicine
  6. Candidates must be 1st or 2nd year students in Public Nigeria Universities.

Selection criteria

Candidates may be required to write an aptitude test.

Shortlisted candidates may be required to provide a letter of introduction from the Chairman of their Community Development Associations where applicable.

Application procedure

Eligible candidates, who meet the above selection criteria should submit their details using the application portal.

KPMG 2023 Undergraduate Internship Programme

KPMG, the accounting firm which provides audit, tax and advisory services, is open to receiving applications from suitably qualified Nigeria higher education students for its 2023 internship programme. KPMG Internship Programme is a terrific way to learn business skills, partner with a mentor, build your network, and get real-world experience before graduation. The internship offers programme placements in tax, audit and advisory.

The application process is highly competitive, and the selection process is designed to make sure you’re ready to thrive when confronted with real business challenges.

Eligibility criteria

To be considered for the Internship, applicants must:

  1. Be aged 24 years or below
  2. Be enrolled in a recognised university
  3. Possess a minimum of a grade equivalent to Second Class Upper Division at current level of study
  4. Possess credit in a minimum of 5 subjects (SSCE/equivalent), including Mathematics and English Language in not more than two sittings
  5. Have completed at least the second year of the University programme with result but must not be in final year
  6. Have official transcripts (CGPA)
  7. Pass an essay writing assessment and interview
  8. Have strong communication and interpersonal skills; and an ability to work in a team
  9. Have reasonable digital skills
  10. Possess great Interpersonal Skills
  11. Be ready to work and live in Nigeria for the duration of the programme

Documents required

Shortlisted candidates will be required to provide the following documents:

  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae indicating current CGPA
  • An official transcript from the university
  • A letter of recommendation from course adviser, head lecturer or professor
  • An SSCE/IGCSE certificate

How To Apply And Application

Interested and qualified applicants should apply here.

Graceland Foundation for Human Development Undergraduate Scholarship

Application for Graceland Foundation for Human Development Undergraduate Scholarship for students in secondary and tertiary institutions in Nigeria is now open.

Graceland Foundation for Human Development is a registered non-profit and non-political organization established to assist the less privileged in society. One of the core activities of the Foundation is to recognise academic excellence by providing scholarship to students in secondary and tertiary institutions.

The Foundation plans to support undergraduate second year students in Nigerian public universities by providing scholarship grants to pay their tuition fees in 2023.

Eligibility criteria

All applicants must be a current undergraduate student in any of the Nigerian public universities and must be in their second year of study with a minimum CGPA of 3.50.

The applicant should submit the following under-listed as a single document.

  1. A cover letter stating his/her motivation
  2. 1 page Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  3. Attestation letter from Head of Department
  4. Completed Scholarship Application Form (available at gracelandfoundation)

Completed application should be sent to gracelandfoundations@gmail.

Note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

FINAL THOUGHTS

I trust that you are going to consider and have your decision right, having read and understood this article. Even though there are many other scholarship programs in the country, some are stands out and are preferred over others.

We truly believe that this article will help you in your decision-making, and you would be able to choose the right program towards your aim for academic success.

However, if you feel unsatisfied with the list above, and would like to inform us of any suggestion or more detailed information, kindly leave us a message via the comment form or contact us directly.

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