TOP TEN NIGERIAN UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS
One of the highest paid jobs in Nigeria is being a student, and more so being a University undergraduate, you are close to the future you dream about of cashing out big time from your profession.
While you are still dreaming why not cash out now and I tell you several undergraduates across different departments are smiling to the bank yearly, yeah I get, do not tell their parents as they still need that monthly upkeep.
Information is the difference between a lot of students, next is Inaction; ever wondered why it is called an application? For starters there is a portal you need to be familiar with in this article I call it the “should-know”
Too much for the introduction, shall we engage?
10. STATE SCHOLARSHIPS
How do I mean? There are 36 states in Nigeria but only a few ever give scholarships to undergraduate students, so I guess birthplace has some luck entity. Lagos and Ekiti states are confirmed givers of scholarship so be on the lookout if you are from these 2 states, see should-know for information on the former, if you are from other states pay attention during the next gubernatorial elections.
9. NNPC/CHEVRON LIMITED JV SCHOLARSHIP
Well, there are several petroleum funds on dispatch for Undergraduates in the country and Chevron offers a whooping ₦100,000 yearly to awardees. News and details of application can be found on should-know portal.
8. NNPC/TOTAL SCHOLARSHIP
Another petroleum money, as part of their corporate social responsibility, the Total petroleum company awards the sum of ₦150,000 yearly, the method of application and further details are usually on here (www.scholarships.totalcsredu.com ), the examination is filled with mathematics so you better brush that up if shortlisted for their examination. Names of awardees are published in national dailies which impede the privilege of winning similar petroleum scholarships, but as the saying, half bread is better than...
7. NIGERIA LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS SCHOLARSHIP
I guess you really should be able to nip one of these petroleum funds as there are several of them so keep applying, this one is tricky, also worth ₦150,000 but the application opens once in 2 years so your set might not be the lucky one with a limitation on the levels of the applicants too, but it never hurts to apply, never. Apply via www.nigerialng.com/csr
6. SEPLAT JV SCHOLARSHIP
When you see the application portal for this ₦150,000 worth scholarship, do not be deceived by the simplicity, it is a verified undergraduate scholarship with numerous students smacking their lips yearly from the alerts. Apply via www.seplatscholarship.com/apply
5. SHELL PETROLEUM DEVELOPMENT COMPANY JOINT VENTURE (SPDC-JV) NIGERIA SCHOLARSHIP
Notable name, this is an independent scholarship from the other listed also below, it is worth ₦150,000 and a little bird told me that a good O’ level is a plus for winning this scholarship, not as if it is not applicable in others, maybe just more so. Check out www.shell.com.ng/scholarships
4. AGBAMI MEDICAL AND ENGINEERING PROFESSIONALS SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship has been around for a long time and well publicized amongst medical and engineering students, in the league of petroleum funds worth a whooping ₦200,000 yearly. Now that is soothing to see in your bank SMS credit alert. For the application and details you will see should-know portal again, I told you it is should know, didn’t I?
3. MTN FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
It found its way to number 3 on our list, this ₦200,000 worth scholarship is for students in the science and technology which covers a lot of departments so if you are writing mathematics in your JAMB I guess you should keep your eye open for this, check mtn's site frequently.
2. FEDERAL SCHOLARSHIP BOARD
Popularly called FSB, notoriously known for appalling examination questions, format, shortlist method and erratic payments, how did it make it this high on the list you might then, well it turned a new leaf and we surely hope it keeps its place, it even added an extra ₦100,000 to the previous worth so you can appreciate the leap, hence now worth a mouth-watering ₦250,000, now that’s a quarter of a million are you not day dreaming already? By the way, FSB covers a great number of departments so if you have been restricted in application due to your course of study, here is your best shot, go for it. See www.education.gov.ng/fsb
1. SHELL NIGERIA EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION COMPANY SCHOLARSHIP (SNEPCo)
The better half from Shell Company, SNEPCo scholarship tops the list for the Top Ten Nigerian undergraduate scholarships. Aside having a better coverage of departments than most scholarships, it is worth ₦200,000 (I know, you are looking up), let me explain, SNEPCo pays not just the current year you win the scholarship but also the previous year, that is a grand ₦400,000 at first payment, now your eyes are wider and I am not done. Awardees are on health insurance which covers medical treatment, prescribed drugs and even surgery, hold-up, scholars get to connect and learn from amazing SNEPCo personnel, co-scholars from across the country and this in an all-expense paid interaction called the “Scholars’ Connect”.
Health is wealth, SNEPCo pretty much sums it up, giving you wealth while maintaining your health, so I really think you should open an account on the should-know portal because that’s where details about the application and news are available.
That will be all for now, you should not be a broke undergraduate, I have given you information, action lies within your reins.
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