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It is much easier to study while under a scholarship than when you are not. I have been in university and I understand the heavy financial needs and pressure that students face.

So, it will be a great boost for you to secure one or more scholarships. And if you are a student from Cross River, there is a unique scholarship opportunity for you.

It is the Cross River State Government Scholarship.

In this post, I have clearly given you all you should know about the scholarship: how to apply, eligibility criteria, the documents you need for application, and so on.

Also given here are the answers to some of those questions you might be asking about the process. So, stick tight as we now delve deep into the discussion.


The application for this scholarship is carried out offline. So interested candidates must obtain the Scholarship Application Form FREE OF CHARGE from the Cross River State Scholarship Board.

Fill the form and return it to the same place you collected the form. Ensure you go with the photocopies of the documents stated below.

Scholarship Board Address: Micheal Ani Secretariat, Hope Waddell Avenue, P.M.B. 1007, Calabar, Cross River State.

What is the Application Deadline?

The application deadline for the submission of the filled form is not specified.


You will need to submit your application form alongside these documents:

  • JAMB and School Admission Letter
  • Your examination result for the previous session. If your result is not out, a written note from HOD stating your CGPA would do.
  • A certificate of Local Government Area of Origin
  • An Attestation letter from the Head of Department (HOD).
  • Other relevant documents like birth certificate, O’Level certificate, and an official ID card (Voter’s Card or National ID Number).


With the aim to produce quality students from the Nigerian universities, the Cross River State Government runs the State scholarship programme. This is aimed at sponsoring both undergraduate and postgraduate students throughout their time of studies.

However, students from the State are invited to make their application for the scholarship.


Since the scholarship is categorized into undergraduate and postgraduate, we shall now consider the different eligibility criteria for each of these categories:

Undergraduate Scholarship

  • Applicants must be from the second year of their studies upward.
  • Interested candidates must be a full-time student in a regular study.
  • Applicants must have a good CGPA in the previous year’s examination.

Postgraduate Scholarship

  • Applicants must have a minimum of 2nd (Class Upper Division) or Upper Credit for HND.
  • Completion of the NYSC programme is also compulsory for applicants under this category.

Eligible Courses for the Scholarship:

Only students in the following field of study are invited to apply for the Cross River State Government Scholarship:

  • Arts
  • Medicine
  • Humanities
  •  Social Science
  • Education
  • Law
  • Pharmacy
  • Para-Medicals
  • Engineering
  • Sciences
  • Computer Science
  • ICT
  • Environment Science
  • Language
  • Business Management


After 2017, the cross river scholarship programme has not been carried out till date. There was a little light on the issue of reviving the scholarship programme, but up till now, no visible step has been taken

In a statement made by the current governor of Cross River State, Ben Ayade during his courtesy visit to the leadership of the National Association of Nigerian STUDENTS (NANS) Student Union Government and others, he promised to resuscitate the programme.

He said:

“I will initiate, institute, and operate a full scholarship programme for young Cross Riverians in higher institutions. Here I am committing that the Cross River State government will start the full implementation of a scholarship programme… The Ayade scholarship programme is going to be statewide and will be drawn from my private businesses and nothing to do with the government… ”

Source: Guardian Nigeria


Fully Funded Scholarships for Cross River State Students

You can select from this list of top scholarships also open to students from Cross River State.

They would include but not limited to the following:

These scholarships programmes are organized by the top players in the Nigerian oil and gas industry.


With the proper understanding of the Cross River State scholarship: how you can apply and the documents you need to apply, as stated in this post, I am sure you will be able to take the golden opportunity.

And if you got confused at any point in this post, or you have questions to ask, do not hesitate to put it down in the comment box; we will be glad to give you reliable feedback.

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