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Our parent’s enjoyed somewhat free education and while that is not the same story with millennials, some sponsors have helped relieve financial burden on students.

Fully funded scholarships perform a great job of creating a convenient system for students, especially those with financial problems to thrive in a system that would have been otherwise terribly hard. Thanks to the growing number of scholarship sponsors in the country, it’s easier to secure grants an an undergraduate or post graduate as the case may be.

Las Las, this school thing we need all the help we can get. Don’t be despaired if you’ve been applied and got rejected. There are many scholarships and we’ve curated a list of credible scholarship awards.

Now we’ve divided the article into sections;

  • scholarship for Nigerian undergraduate
  • scholarship for Nigerian Postgraduates Masters & pH.D
  • International scholarships for Nigerians
  • Federal Government Scholarships
  • State Government Scholarships

Ongoing Scholarships for Nigerian Undergraduates 2021

Undergraduates scholarships are also awarded by the federal government and other independent bodies. We’ll navigate through all the current grants that you can apply in 2020. Sure, most of this scholarship aren’t new, with many benefactors, we are sure you are going to get a scholarship that is ideal for your needs.

Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA) is a federal government scholarship board that is responsible for working scholarship awards between the Government and other countries that have signed the bilateral education agreement.

Countries involved; Algeria, China, Cuba, Egypt, Hungary, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, Romania, Russia, Serbia, South Korea etc.

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NNPC/Total Undergraduate Scholarships

NNPC/Total scholarship is a joint venture by both companies in Nigerian oil sector to aid undergraduates with grants to cater for basic education needs. The fee ranges from N150,000, however, this depends on the sponsors will. The NNPC/Total award is for a year but can be renewed to cover the whole duration of approved study.

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NNPC/Exxon Mobile (MPN Scholarship Awards)

Mobil Producing Nigeria (MPN), operator of its joint venture (JV) partner with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to offer provisional scholarship awards to 500 students across Nigerian universities. The scholarship is valid for one academic year calendar, but can be renewed on the condition the student maintains the CGPA range set by the scholarship board.

NNPC/MPN JV undergraduate scholarship program remits up to 60% of its award to Engineering and Geo-sciences, while the 40% is shared in between approved business and social sciences related studies.


Shell University Scholarship Scheme

Shell Nigeria has invested more than $14.8 million from its establishment in 1952. The university scholarship scheme is presided by the SPDC on behalf of the NNPC/Shell/Elf/Agip Joint Venture.

Yearly, over 4,000 undergraduates from universities across Nigeria participate in the write aptitude test which would determine the beneficiaries of the shell grant. The aptitude test centers are usually hosted in PortHarcourt, Warri, Enugu, Lagos and Abuja centres.Only students in their first year are eligible to sit for the test.

Scholarships For Nigerian Post Graduates (Masters)

PTDF National masters and Ph.D.

Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) is sponsored by the federal Government, but it is only exclusive to postgraduates; Masters and Ph.D applicants.

Shell Niger Delta Postgraduate Scholarship

The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) is exclusive only to applicants from the Niger delta region, consisting of these states; Bayelsa, Delta, Imo and Rivers states. The major purpose is to provide postgraduates in the Niger delta region that are pursuing a masters in the oil and gas industry an opportunity to study in the UK

State Government Scholarships

State Government has been crucial in awarding scholarships to undergraduates. As a matter of fact, securing admission from your state is a breeze. You don’t need to sit for an aptitude test to qualify. Most state scholarship require applicants to purchase a form and present necessary documents to confirm you are an indigene of the state.

This documents include; University admission letter, local government certificate, birth certificate and other specified requirements as the case may be.

Abia State

Abia state scholarship board has been made tremendous effort to ensure indigines of the state benefit from the scholarship award. According to the official site; the award is for State graduate students is to build social capital to meet the growing needs and workforce requirements of the Abia State. A special condition is placed under the Scholarships program is that the students should return to Abia State soon after completion of their course requirements and serve the government of Abia State for a period of 5 years.

Find out more https://abiastatescholarshipboard.org/

Adamawa State Scholarship Award

The Adamawa scholarship application is not online. Applicants are required to make purchase forms from officials of the state scholarship board in order to considered.

Akwa Ibom State Scholarship Award

Akwa Ibom state scholarship award has taken full speed since its inception. To apply for the scholarship, applicant should meet the students affairs division in your school or state, secondary education board for more details on the application.

Anambra State Scholarship Award

Anambra state scholarship board has announced a special scholarship for candidates interested in a training scholarship in different aviation colleges across the country which includes:

  • Standard Pilot Training Programme at International Aviation College, Ilorin
  • Avionics at the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology, (NCAT), Zaria
  • Airfame and Power Plant at the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology, (NCAT), Zaria

Bauchi State Scholarship Award

Bauchi State board that oversee scholarship grants have created a scholarship portal for bauchi indigenes. Applicants will purchase a card and sign up through the bauchi scholarship portal. After registering, follow the onscreen instructions and submit your application.

Bayelsa State Scholarship Award

The Bayelsa state scholarship board portal is down at the time of writing this article. We are yet to confirm why the portal is down. However, you can contact the bayelsa union in any university for the availability of the scholarship form.

Benue State Scholarship Award

Benue state scholarship award forms are available for purchase from state unions, Benue scholarship board, and university unions of bayelsa state.

Borno State Scholarship Award

Yearly, Borno state scholarship board offer provisional fully paid tuition to more than 600 indigines of Borno state. The new Government have promised to sponsor students tuition at the state university. Also, the state government have promised scholarship grants to borno undergraduates studying at various registered universities across the country.

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Delta State Scholarship Award

Delta state bursary and scholarship board offers Delta state applicant’s provisional grants. However, applicants must have a CGPA that is not less than 2.2. To apply, you have to sign up on their portal, complete a form and submit your application.

Find out more about the award here. http://dsbsb.dl.gov.ng/

Ebonyi State Scholarship Award

Ebonyi has a robust scholarship scheme. There’s the ebonyi state scholarship award and UK scheme. Applicant’s can apply either of the two, but entitled to only one award. Both scholarship have different terms and condition.

Edo State Scholarship Award

The Edo provides an Undergraduate Full Scholarship Award – But it comes with some criteria. It states on the official site that qualified candidates minimum UTME score is 260. This is a herculean feat for most students, but for the Einsteins that can hit the target, you are assured ofFull Scholarship Award. It is important to know that there are other terms and conditions.

Ekiti State Scholarship

Ekiti state has a large pool of scolarship grants that ranges from;

  • Senior Secondary School Award
  • Technical College Award
  • Physically Challenged Award
  • Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE) Award
  • Higher National Diploma (HND) Award
  • Postgraduate Award (Tenable in Nigeria and Overseas)
  • Law School Bursary Award
  • Aviation College Scholarship Award
  • Foreign Language Scholarship (one year abroad)
  • Maritime/Seafarers Scholarship Award

Visit the official online portal to download the form for your specific needs. Applicants must be citizens of Ekiti state.

Enugu State Scholarship

Applicants qualified for Enugu state scholarship grant must be citizens of the state. Terms and conditions apply. For more information visit the Enugu state scholarship board or state Government website.

FCT (Federal Capital Territory) Scholarship

Applicants eligible for FCT (Federal Capital Territory) Scholarship must be citizens of the state. Also orphans, and single mothers and underprivileged applicants have a serious chance of securing the grant. For more information visit the FCT Scholarship board website. http://fctscholarshipboard.gov.ng/

Gombe State Scholarship

Gombe state scholarship is for the citizens of the state. It’s dedicated to Gombe State Students in tertiary institutions of learning within and outside the country. Visit the gombe state portal for full terms and conditions.

Imo State Scholarship

Imo state scholarship is for indigenes only. It’s awarded to Imo State Students in tertiary institutions of learning within. Visit the Imo state portal for full terms and conditions.