Thursday, September 1, 2016

2016 Jim Ovia Scholarship (Undergraduate and Postgraduate)

The Jim Ovia Foundation is offering up to 100 scholarships to pursue undergraduate and graduate programme in Nigeria for the year 2017. These scholarships are open to all potential students of Nigerian citizenship.

The Jim Ovia Scholars Program is a national initiative to educate and develop next-generation leaders who will contribute to the social and economic progress of Nigeria.
Scholarships are awarded on the basis of personal intellectual ability, leadership capability and a desire to use their knowledge to contribute to society throughout Nigeria by providing service to their community and applying their talent and knowledge to improve the lives of others.
This program aims to support academically qualified, yet economically disadvantaged, youths in Nigeria who will contribute to the transformation of the future of the country.

Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing Undergraduate and Graduate programme.

Study Subject: It is expected that the Jim Ovia Scholarship beneficiaries will become leaders in helping to address challenges related to health, technology, and finance, all areas in which the foundation is deeply engaged.

Scholarship Award: Beneficiaries of the Jim Ovia scholarship receive an annual award of 150,000 Nigerian Naira, renewable for up to the entire duration of the beneficiary’s educational tenure. Take note that awards are not automatically renewed annually.

Students who have previously been awarded the Jim Ovia Scholarship must fill out a renewal application online to re-apply. Incomplete or non-submission of the required documentation, unverifiable or forged documents will automatically disqualify you for the scholarship.

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for these scholarships:
The scholarship is open to all potential students of Nigerian citizenship. One hundred (100) awardees are selected each year from a pool of eligible applicants. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of personal intellectual ability, leadership capability and a desire to contribute to society at large to improve the lives of others.

Nationality: Nigerian students are eligible to apply for these scholarships.

Scholarships for Nigerians

How to Apply: The mode of application is online. The following documents are required to submit a full application for a New or Renewal Scholarship Award. Please note that all scanned copies must be of the original document, photocopied scans will not be accepted.
New Applicant’s documentation:
a) Completed online application
b)  Valid Government ID (e.g. International passport, Voter’s Card, National ID or Driver’s License)
Please note that a certificate of origin or birth certificate will not be accepted as a valid form of ID. The only exception will be for minors below the age of 18 years who are unable to apply for a government ID. In which case, a birth certificate will be accepted in lieu of a government ID for such minors.
c) An official original letter (not photocopied) letter from your school/Head of Department stating the following:
  • Your full name
  • Course Title
  • Department of Study
  • CGPA
  • Gender
  • Matriculation number
    or
  • Newly matriculated who have not yet received a matriculation number or school ID must provide a provisional admission letter to their institution of study.
d) Original Secondary School Certificate (WAEC or NECO)
e) Original JAMB certificate
f)  A valid student ID for your host institution (University/College)
g) A passport photograph
Renewing Applicant’s documentation:
a)   Completed online application
b)   Valid Government ID (e.g. International passport, Voter’s Card, National ID or Driver’s License)
Please note that a certificate of origin or birth certificate will not be accepted as a valid form of ID. The only exception will be for minors below the age of 18 years who are unable to apply for a government ID. In which case, a birth certificate will be accepted in lieu of a government ID for such minors.
c)  An official original letter (not photocopied) letter from your school/Head of Department stating the following:
  • Your full name
  • Course Title
  • Department of Study
  • CGPA
  • Gender
  • Matriculation number
d) A valid student ID for your host institution (University/College)
e) A passport photograph

Application Form 
Official Jim Ovia Scholarship Website 
 
Application Deadline: The deadline for the current application cycle is September 15 to November 15 every year.


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Thursday, August 25, 2016

2017 Commonwealth Scholarships (Masters & PhD) in UK for Developing Countries

Application is now open for the CSC Commonwealth Scholarships for Masters and PhD students from developing Commonwealth countries to study in UK, funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID).

Application Deadline: 15th November, 2016

Subject Areas: All subject areas are eligible, although the CSC’s selection criteria give priority to applications that demonstrate strong relevance to development.

About Scholarship: Each year, Commonwealth Scholarships for Master’s and PhD study in the UK are offered for citizens of developing Commonwealth countries. These scholarships are funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), with the aim of contributing to the UK’s international development aims and wider overseas interests, supporting excellence in UK higher education, and sustaining the principles of the Commonwealth.

Scholarship Category: Masters (one-year courses only) and PhD Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria
To apply for these scholarships, you must:
  • Be a Commonwealth citizen, refugee, or British protected person
  • Be permanently resident in a developing Commonwealth country
  • Be available to start your academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2016
  • By October 2017, hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) honours standard, or a second class degree and a relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a Master’s degree)
The CSC promotes equal opportunity, gender equity, and cultural exchange. Applications are encouraged from a diverse range of candidates.
Selection Criteria
Applications are considered according to the following selection criteria:
  • Academic merit of the candidate
  • Quality of the proposal
  • Potential impact of the work on the development of the candidate’s home country
Selection process
Each year, the CSC invites selected nominating bodies to submit a specific number of nominations. The deadline for nominating bodies to submit nominations to the CSC is 13 December 2016.
The CSC invites around three times more nominations than scholarships available – therefore, nominated candidates are not guaranteed to be awarded a scholarship. There are no quotas for scholarships for any individual country. Candidates nominated by national nominating agencies are in competition with those nominated by other nominating bodies, and the same standards will be applied to applications made through either channel.
Number of Scholarships: Approximately 300 scholarships are awarded each year. The CSC invites around three times more nominations than scholarships available – therefore, nominated candidates are not guaranteed to get a scholarship. There are no quotas for scholarships for any individual country. Candidates nominated by national nominating agencies are in competition with those nominated by universities/university bodies, and the same standards will be applied to applications made through either channel.

Duration of Scholarships: 12 months for Masters and up to 36 months for PhD

Eligible Countries: Developing commonwealth countries

Value of Scholarships: Each scholarship provides:
  • Approved airfare from your home country to the UK and return at the end of your award (the CSC will not reimburse the cost of fares for dependants, nor usually the cost of journeys made before your award is finally confirmed)
  • Approved tuition and examination fees
  • Stipend (living allowance) at the rate of £1,043 per month, or £1,279 per month for those at universities in the London metropolitan area (rates quoted at 2016-2017 levels)
  • Thesis grant towards the cost of preparing a thesis or dissertation, where applicable
  • Warm clothing allowance, where applicable
  • Study travel grant towards the costs of study-related travel within the UK or overseas
  • For PhD Scholars, fieldwork grant towards the cost of fieldwork undertaken overseas (usually the cost of one economy class return airfare to your fieldwork location), where approved
  • For PhD Scholars, paid mid-term visit (airfare) to your home country (unless you have claimed (or intend to claim) spouse and/or child allowances during your scholarship, or have received a return airfare to your home country for fieldwork)
  • If your scholarship is at least 18 months long, the following family allowances:
  • Spouse allowance of £224 per month if you and your spouse are living together at the same address in the UK (unless your spouse is also in receipt of a scholarship; other conditions also apply)
  • Child allowance of £224 per month for the first child, and £110 per month for the second and third child under the age of 16, if you are accompanied by your spouse and children and they are living with you at the same address in the UK
  • If you are widowed, divorced, or a single parent (irrespective of the length of your scholarship), child allowance of £448 per month for the first child, and £110 per month for the second and third child under the age of 16, if you are accompanied by your children and they are living with you at the same address in the UK The CSC’s family allowances are intended to be only a contribution towards the cost of maintaining your family in the UK. The true costs are likely to be considerably higher, and you must be able to supplement these allowances in order to support any family members who come to the UK with you.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE
You must apply to one of the following nominating bodies in the first instance – the CSC does not accept direct applications for these scholarships:
  • National nominating agencies – this is the main route of application. See link below
  • Selected universities/university bodies, which can nominate their own academic staff. See link below
  • Selected non-governmental organisations and charitable bodies
All applications must be made through your nominating body in your home country. Each nominating body is responsible for its own selection process. You must check with your nominating body for their specific advice and rules for applying, their own eligibility criteria, and their own closing date for applications. The CSC does not impose any age limit on applicants, but nominating bodies may do so in line with their own priorities.
You must make an application using the CSC’s Electronic Application System (EAS), in addition to any other application form that you are required to complete by your nominating body.
Your application must be submitted to and endorsed by one of the approved nominating bodies listed above. The CSC will not accept any applications that are not submitted via the EAS to a nominating body in your home country.
You are advised to complete and submit your application as soon as possible, as the EAS will be very busy in the days leading up to the application deadline.
You must provide the following supporting documentation to be received by the CSC by 6 January 2017 in order for your application to be eligible for consideration:
  • References from at least two individuals
  • Transcripts
  • For PhD candidates only, supporting statement from a proposed supervisor in the UK from at least one of the institutions named on your application form
Visit Scholarship webpage for details. Read carefully for guidance.
Sponsors: Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC) and UK Department for International Development (DFID).

Important: You should apply to study at a UK university with which the CSC has a part funding agreement. Click here for a list of UK universities which have part funding agreements with the CSC

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Sunday, August 14, 2016

2016 Etisalat LagosPhoto Photography Competition

Brief description: LagosPhoto in collaboration with Etisalat invites submissions from photographers from all over the world with a voice as it relates to shaping an African identity and sensibility through repetition, rituals and performance in photography.

Application Deadline: 11th September, 2016

About the Award: Launched in 2010, LagosPhoto is the first and only international arts festival of photography in Nigeria. In a month long festival, events include exhibitions, workshops, artist presentations, discussions and large scale outdoor prints displayed throughout the city with the aim of reclaiming public spaces and engaging the general public with multifaceted stories of Africa
As nurturers of talent, the etisalat photography competition was developed as a platform to engage and empower budding photographers using the power of digital media; online, social and mobile. Each year, a theme is created and submissions are received within a specified period. The public votes for images and top 50 images are reviewed by our judging panel. Winners are rewarded with prizes, finalists are showcased at the Lagos Photo festival

Theme of Contest: This year’s theme is tagged Performance.
Action repeated constantly, becomes a ritual, its transference into other spaces of engagement becomes a performance. The preceding choice of each action contains an inherent risk. Charging the shutter, adjusting the lens, capturing the moment: all those movements can be considered as the rituals of photographers but beyond these obvious acts and interpretation, we wish to explore further these performances through the categories “daily routines” and “celebratory”. Through these categories, we hope to visualize the strength of photography in depicting our daily and celebratory activities and expressions.

Eligibility: Submit very exciting pictures that depict the theme ‘Performance’
The theme of ‘Performance’ is in 2 categories:
  • daily routines – activities carried out by us as individuals on a daily basis. routines that are constant and significant either at our places of work, schools, parks, malls, market, home, to mention a few. all these activities are performances. so, capture the moment and submit interesting shots that can be tagged as daily routines.
  • celebratory – performances that signifies celebratory human emotions and happenings across various aspects of life. Capture the moments and share the expressions
Selection Criteria: 
  • images should depict the theme
  • participants are allowed multiple entries exploring daily routines and celebratory activities
  • Images must be a jpeg file. Editing/cropping via various photo editing programs/applications are acceptable.
  • images must not contain inappropriate subject matter.
  • images not submitted in the above mentioned manner will be disqualified from the competition.
  • Etisalat and LagosPhoto retain exclusive usage rights of images submitted to this competition
  • artistic creativity is highly desired
Number of Awardees: 3
Value of Contest: 
  • 1st  Prize: Canon Camera
  • 2nd Prize: Samsung Phone
  • 3rd Prize: iPhone
Selection Process: The judging panel is comprised of selected members from the photography community as well as other creative individuals.
after the public voting, a selection of top 50 images for each category will be reviewed by the jury to produce a shortlist of top 5 per category. images from the shortlisted photographers will be featured at the grand opening of the 2016 LagosPhoto Festival and throughout the festival. the shortlisted photographers will also be enrolled at LagosPhoto summer school.
the top 3 finalists will be unveiled by the jury at the grand opening in October. Prizes will be awarded to the finalists at the exclusive annual LagosPhoto gala on 29th October.

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CONTEST WEBPAGE

Award Providers: LagosPhoto, Etisalat

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2017 Traineeship at the European Commission (Travel, €1,120 Monthly)

Apply for a paid traineeship of 5 months with the European Commission (or some executive bodies and agencies of the European Institutions like, for instance, the European External Action Service or Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation), starting on either 1st March or 1st October.

Application Deadline: 31st August 2016


To be taken at (country): Any allocated country in Europe within the EU

Eligible Field of Study: None. Interested candidate can only apply for one type of traineeship at a time – administrative or translation.

About the Award: A traineeship at the European Commission is much more than just a professional experience. Each batch of trainees organises a huge range of non-formal learning, social activities, from football to wine-tasting and much in between – in true bureaucratic fashion, each with its own organising committee. There are usually 40-50 of such activities to choose from.
The main social committee is the Trainees’ Committee, which organises parties and social events in Brussels and Luxembourg. Among the most popular events are the Job Fair, which is meant to help you work out your next steps in your professional life, and the prestigious Euroball.

Eligibility: The traineeship programme is open to university graduates, from all over the world who have a:
  1. Degree of at least 3 years of study (minimum a Bachelor);
  2. Very good knowledge of English or French or German (C1/C2 level in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages);
  3. Very good knowledge of a second EU official language (required for nationals of EU countries).
Candidate must have completed at least 3-years of study with a degree to apply for a Blue Book traineeship. Only if you have a certificate or an official confirmation from your university that you have at least a 3-year degree will you be eligible to apply.
Candidate can apply once per session but as many times as you want until you are finally selected. If you do not pass the pre-selection, or you are in the Blue Book but not selected for a traineeship, you will have to submit again your application. It will undergo again the pre-selection with no guarantee that you will successfully pass it and be in the Blue Book again.

Selection Criteria: Candidates are anonymously evaluated in the assessment phase by two different evaluators, on the basis of following criteria:
  • Level of education (a full university degree of at least three years of studies is mandatory);
  • Language level in one of the three European Commission working/procedural languages (English, French, German) other than your mother tongue/s (mandatory);
  • Language level in the remaining European official languages and/or non EU-languages, if applicable;
  • Relevance of work experience, if applicable;
  • International profile – experience of living/working abroad (mobility);
  • Motivation and quality of reasoning;
  • IT Skills, organisational skills, publications and rare domains of study.
If they successfully pass the first phase of the pre-selection, candidates are “pre-identified” and admitted to the second phase of the pre-selection, i.e. verification of supporting documents/eligibility check.
For the level of education, candidates can send:
  • the certificate/s with the final grade/s clearly mentioned;
  • the Europass Diploma Supplement, if available;
  • university transcripts.
Up to three relevant work experiences can be mentioned in the application. Only work experience that is related to the profile that is selected and lasted, uninterruptedly, more than 6 weeks should be declared. Traineeships made during university courses are already assessed as part of the education and shall not be mentioned as work experiences.

Value of Traineeship: 
  • You will receive a monthly grant of approximately €1,120 and reimbursement of travel expenses. Accident and health insurance can also be provided.
  • Every year, there are about 1,300 places available.
  • hands-on experience in an international and multicultural environment. This can be an important enrichment for your further career.
  • Visa costs and related medical fees may be reimbursed together with the travel expenditures.
Duration of Traineeship: March 2017-July 2017

How to Apply:  CLICK HERE for more details

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Friday, June 17, 2016

2016/2017 POST GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP AWARD SCHEME

Nigerian Agip Exploration (NAE) Limited, on behalf of the NNPC/NAE/Oando PSC, is committed to the training and development of manpower as part of its Social Investment programme. Nigerian Agip Exploration (NAE) Limited, has supported the education of hundreds of Nigerian students through its Post Graduate scholarship scheme. Nigerian Agip Exploration (NAE) Limited, along with its PSC partners, initiated this scholarship programme to help build capacities of young and brilliant Nigerians and further boost the pool of qualified manpower for deep offshore activities in the Nigerian Oil & Gas industry.

In pursuance of this, NAE Limited invites applications from suitably qualified and interested Nigerian graduates for the 2016/2017 Post Graduate Scholarship Award Scheme. The award is in two categories: –

1. Overseas – For study in a reputable overseas university
2. Local – For study in a recognized Nigerian university


Course of Study
Only candidates with offer of admission and BSc degrees in disciplines related to the following areas should apply;
• Geosciences
• Engineering (Petroleum, Mechanical, Civil, Subsea, Electrical/Electronics, Marine, Chemical)
• Petroleum Economics
• Law (Oil and Gas/Petroleum)

Please note:
1. ONLY Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the aptitude test.
2. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted with details of the qualifying test via SMS and Email (Ensure to provide valid email and phone contacts).
3. Employees of NAE and other affiliate companies and their dependents are not eligible.
4. Current and past beneficiaries of similar awards from NAE, other companies and agencies are not eligible.
5. Please ensure you understand the Instructions carefully before you start this application to avoid errors and disqualification.
6. Strict compliance with above guidelines is required.
7. Application closes midnight, 26th June, 2016.

Completion of the application form and test invitation shall NOT be construed as a commitment on the part of the NNPC/NAE/OANDO PSC nor shall it entitle applicants to make any claims whatsoever and/or seek any indemnity from NAE and/or any of its partners by virtue of responding to this invitation to apply for Post Graduate scholarship award.

The NAE scholarship award applies to tuition, books, field trips, accommodation, living expenses and a return economy ticket for selected one-year course of study.







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The Computer Based Test for shortlisted candidates shall be conducted on 9th July, 2016.


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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

2015/2016 NAOC Tertiary Scholarship Scheme

The Nigerian Agip Oil Company Limited (NAOC) Joint Venture in pursuance of its Corporate Social Responsibility invites suitably qualified applicants for its 2015/2016 Session Tertiary Scholarship Scheme, effective June 13 to June 27, 2016.

CATEGORY OF AWARDS
Host Communities Merit Award - For applicants strictly from NAOC Host Communities
National Merit Award - For applicants from Non-Host Communities

To qualify for consideration, applicants MUST be:
  • Registered FULL TIME undergraduates in Nigerian Tertiary Institution.
  • Certified 100 level students at the time of application.
NOTE: 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
Only indigenes of NAOC Host Communities in Rivers, Bayelsa, Delta and Imo States SHOULD apply for the Host Communities Merit Award.

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

DEADLINE: Application ends June 27, 2016.

NOTE: The Aptitude test will take place at designated centres to be communicated to applicants on a later date and applicants are to fully bear the cost of transportation to and from Aptitude test centres.

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Monday, May 9, 2016

Apply for MALTINA TEACHER OF THE YEAR 2016

MALTINA TEACHER OF THE YEAR 2016
We are happy to announce that we have now commenced activities for Maltina Teacher of the Year 2016 and we have expanded the scope to include teachers in Private Secondary Schools. Collection of applications started on 27th April 2016 and will last till 30th June 2016.

Interested teachers are to download application forms from the Maltina website www.maltina-nigeria.com. Applications forms should be completed and uploaded to the website or sent by email to maltinateacheroftheyear@heineken.com or post to P.M.B. 12632, Marina, Lagos.
 
Kindly help us spread the word to teachers in your sphere of contact so they can participate.
 
Please see below list of the prizes to be won.
 
·        Maltina Teacher of the Year: N1,000,000 cash in addition to the N500,000 received as a State Champion, a block of 6 classrooms for the school He/She emerges from, an overseas training and N1,000,000 in a Fund every year for the next 5 years payable on the 5th of October each year.
·        1st Runner Up: N1,000,000 in addition to the N500,000 received as State Champion
·        2nd Runner Up: N750,000 in addition to the N500,000 received as State Champion
·        State Champions: N500,000 each
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Friday, February 26, 2016

2016 David Oyedepo Foundation Scholarship

The David Oyedepo Foundation scholarship program is our major platform for promoting our vision and goals. The scholarship program awards full ride scholarships to qualified individuals who are indigenes and residents of African countries. We offer scholarships at primary, secondary and Tertiary Level of Education. However currently, only the Tertiary and Secondary school scholarships are open for application.

DOF Undergraduate Scholarship Program
The DOF scholars program grants individuals the opportunity to acquire a first Degree at Covenant University or Landmark University in Nigeria. It grants individuals the opportunity to build up the leadership potentials that are so evidently lacking in the leaders of our today’s society, through the yearly programs and community development initiatives.

The scholarship is a need based scholarship, awarded to candidates who have displayed exceptional academic performance at the secondary school level.
DOF Undergraduate Scholarship Categories

I.) DOF ‘One World’ Scholars:
  • These category of scholars are the full merit category scholars. All awards in this category are given and maintained strictly on the basis of merit which is measured by a benchmark CGPA of 4.5
Benefits
  • Full Academic Fees Scholarship
  • One economy round trip ticket (for international students, subject to discretion of the foundation).
II.) DOF Farmer Scholars
  • This category of scholarships was established to promote agriculture among the Nigerian youth. Hence candidates that apply to the Farmers Scholars program should be interested in pursuing a degree in any of the specified Agriculture related fields in Landmark University.
  • All awards are also given and maintained on the basis of merit which is measured by a benchmark CGPA of 4.5.
Benefits
  • Full academic fees scholarship
  • Opportunity for summer internship programs in Agric. field partners
  • One economy round trip ticket (for international students, subject to discretion of the Foundation).
Each Scholarship Awardee becomes a David Oyedepo Foundation Scholar (DOF Scholar) and is expected to meet up with the requirements each year for maintaining the scholarship program.
Requirements
  • The DOF Scholars are between the ages of 18-25
They are either:
  • Recipients of the university or secondary school scholarship programs
  • Fresh graduates who are applying for post graduate study scholarship
David Oyedepo Foundation Scholarship Program Details
  • DOF Scholars
  • DOF Leadership Scholars
  • DOF Farmers Scholars
I.) DOF Scholars
DOF Scholars are the recipients for the David Oyedepo Foundation Scholarship for university scholarships.


Requirements
  • They are expected to meet the following criteria in maintaining their scholarship
  • Candidates must maintain an overall academic cgpa of 4.0 every year
  • Candidates must not be found in violation of school rules and regulations
  • Candidates must not solicit scholarships from other scholarship awarding organizations
  • Candidates must maintain a testimony of integrity in all academic reports and assignments
  • Candidates must not withdraw or take leave of absence during school year without due notification of the Foundation.
  • Candidates must be full participatory members of church service units in school.
  • Candidates must carry out a yearly 6 week summer volunteer service in approved establishment.
  • Also, every scholar is expected to carry out a yearly summer community project that fulfill the following criteria:
  • Must be focused on community development
  • Must be a community based project
  • Must engage a volunteer base
  • The project must centre around knowledge in current field of study
  • A video and document report of the project must be generated and submitted to the Foundation at the end of every summer holiday marking the end of the school year.
  • The school will be required to generate and send the Foundation a semester by semester report of academic progress.
The scholarship awards would be based on the following:
  • Superior Scholastic Ability
  • Outstanding Character
  • Evidence of Leadership & Involvement
  • Service to Community and School
David Oyedepo Foundation Scholarship Award
(University/College Merit Award)

Nature of Scholarship

  • The scholarship award will begin from the first year of junior school (JSS1) and the first year of senior school (SS1) and will extend throughout the duration of study at each level
  • Scholarship will be awarded to secondary/high school students who fulfil the terms of eligibility
  • The Award covers only tuition through stipulated duration of study in the university to a maximum of 8 years of study as long as the student maintains the D.O.F Standard of Excellence each academic year.
  • Scholarship is not awarded to individuals above 25 years of age.
  • Scholarship will be publicised through the D.O.F. website, local newspapers, radio stations and open letters of invitations to schools.
  • Awards are paid directly from the foundation to the applicant’s school of choice.
  • Successful students will be notified at the end of selection process through emails provided by each applicant.
  • Scholarships are reviewed for renewal each academic year.
  • Preferences will be given to candidates whose choose the following disciplines: Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Paramedical Sciences, Agriculture and Education.
Eligibility Criteria
  • To be considered, a student must meet these minimum requirements,
  • Be a Nigerian Citizen
  • Be in good academic standing based on secondary school transcript
  • Have provisional admission in a government approved university in Nigeria
  • Be described as indigent
  • 5 distinction pass in WAEC, NECO or GCE Exams
  • 20 points above JAMB yearly cut-off
Application Procedure
  • The application forms are to be filled and submitted online.
All applicants will need to submit:
  • Scholarship Application
  • Reference form
  • Secondary school transcript
  • WAEC,NECO or GCE result
  • JAMB admission letter
  • University Admission Letter
  • Birth certificate
  • Secondary School ID Card
  • Secondary School Testimonial
  • State/Local Government Identification Letter
  • Parental consent form
Documents required are to be scanned and uploaded on application portal:
  • Each student will be required to write two essays on;
  • Brief introduction of themselves in 300 words
  • Societal change on their area of study not more than 750 words.
Maintenance of Scholarship All applicant are awarded full scholarship for the duration of their study, however a yearly review of scholarship is carried out every year to ensure candidate remains worthy of scholarship award.
Each Scholarship Awardees:
  • Must maintain a continuous standard of excellence as measured by the David Oyedepo Foundation
  • Carry out a yearly summer community project that fulfil the following criteria:
    • Must be focused on community development
    • Must be a community based project
    • Must engage a volunteer base of class and schoolmates
    • Must engage knowledge in current field of study
  • A video and document report of the project must be generated and submitted to the foundation at the end of every summer holiday marking the end of the school year.
  • The school will be required to generate and send the foundation a semester by semester report of academic progress.
DOF Standard of Excellence
  • Candidates must maintain an overall academic average of 80% at the end of each school year.
  • Candidates must not be found guilty of violation of school rules and regulations
  • Candidates must not solicit scholarships from other scholarship awarding organizations
  • Candidates must maintain a testimony of integrity in all academic reports and assignments
  • Candidates must not withdraw or take leave of absence during school year without due notification of the foundation.
Selection Criteria Scholarships are awarded by the David Oyedepo Foundation Selection Committee. They will be judging each student on his or her:
  • Superior Scholastic Ability
  • Outstanding Character
  • Evidence of Leadership & Involvement
  • Service to Community and School
II.) DOF Leadership Scholars The second part of the DOF Scholars program is for individuals who have completed studies at university and intend to pursue post graduate degrees, they are called the DOF leadership scholars.

Descriptions
  • Candidates who apply for the DOF leadership scholar program are expected to:
  • Spend one year post university teaching in a primary, secondary or tertiary institution
  • Compulsorily participate in the DOF leadership programs designed for the scholars throughout the course of the year.
  • Carry out community development projects throughout the course of the year in their respective location.
  • Be offered provisional admission for a post graduate degree in approved Nigerian universities.
  • At the end of the year, the approved candidates are awarded DOF leaders status and awarded full scholarship for post graduate study.
III.) DOF Farmer Scholars This scholarship program of the David Oyedepo foundation is designed to encourage young people to venture into farming as a career:
  
  • Graduates that are interested in pursuing a career in farming are offered scholarship to post graduate degrees after a one year work training program on designated farms.
  • At the end of the one year work training program, the candidates are sponsored to pursue post graduate degree in a relevant course and have the opportunity to be sent to farms in different parts of the world for a work training experience.
  • At the end of the post graduate degree, the individuals are given the opportunity to work on a large scale farm to implement the knowledge learnt in the course of training.
  • At the end of a 3 year period, the foundation grants the young farmer financial support in starting up their own farming practice.
  • We recommend printing these instructions and referring to them while completing this application
Financial Provisions of the Scholarship Full Academic fees for a maximum of 5 years. (In accordance to the University stipulated time for duration of 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.
Eligibility Requirements

 The David Oyedepo Foundation Scholarship program is open to Young Africans who meet the following criteria:
  • Are citizens and permanent residents of any African Nation
  • Are between the ages of 18 and 25 at the time of application submission
  • Are eligible to receive a Nigerian student visa
  • Are proficient in reading, writing and speaking English
  • Have a record of exceptional performance at the secondary school level which is benchmarked by:
    • At least 20 points above JAMB cut off points (for Nigerians only)
    • 80% recorded average or 4.0GPA/5.0 in Secondary/High School Transcript
    • Already have begun admission applications to Covenant or Landmark University
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, award of the scholarship is conditional on University admission.
  • Applicants not meeting the above technical eligibility requirements will not be forwarded to the selection committee.
David Oyedepo Foundation Application Process Timeline
 

March 31, 2016:
  • Application Closes
April – May 2016:
  • Semifinalists are interviewed by scholarship committee
May 2016:
  • Applicants are notified of their status
May – July 2016:
  • University Admissions and Visa processing by scholars
August – September 2016:
  • Resumption of Scholars in Covenant and Landmark University
Selection Process and Criteria
The David Oyedepo Foundation Scholarship Program
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):
  • A proven record of superior scholastic ability
  • Displayed financial need
  • Outstanding character
  • A proven record of leadership and community involvement
  • A commitment to influence home community with skills learned
General Application Tips
  • The David Oyedepo Foundation uses an internet based application system. You will need to access a computer and internet to apply. You would also need a scanner in order to upload required documents.
  • You do not have to finish your application in one session. You may save your work and return to complete your application as many times as necessary. You must, however, not leave your application untouched for up to 30 days or your account would be deleted.
  • You must submit your completed application by the deadline, however you are encouraged to submit before the deadline as no deadline extensions would be provided.
  • Answer all questions on the application in English and all documents to be uploaded MUST be translated in English.
  • All answers in the application, including written responses to essays must be your own original work.
  • Only applicants who complete this application will be considered. Applications and information submitted through email or other means will NOT be considered.
Online Application Sections
General/Contact Information Section:

  • Provide general information in specified formats within the application form
  • You will be required to provide documentation verifying age, and country of citizenship for eligibility if you are selected at the interview stage
  • Information filled in Parent/Guardian section should be for BIOLOGICAL parents or LEGAL guardians
  • The contact information you provide will be used to reach you during the application and selection process. Please provide accurate addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses that you use and check on a regular basis.
Education Section
  • Insert Primary School Name, Certificate obtained e.g. (primary school leaving certificate etc.), duration (mm/yy – mm/yy format), and the year of graduation. Indicate nil if you did not complete education at the school indicated.
    • Add New for multiple schools attended at primary/basic level
  • Insert Secondary/High School Name, Certificate obtained e.g. (junior/senior school leaving certificate, High school diploma etc.), Duration (mm/yy – mm/yy format), and the year of graduation. Indicate nil if you did not complete your education at the school indicated.
    • Add New for multiple schools attended at secondary level until graduation.
  • Insert Post-Secondary Institution Name (e.g. A’level, Technical college, University), Certificate obtained e.g. (A levels, BSc, Diploma etc.), Duration (mm/yy – mm/yy format), and the year of graduation. Indicate nil if you did not complete your education at the school indicated.
  • Insert proposed University of Study and proposed course of study. Remember that the David Oyedepo Foundation Scholarship Program is specific at this time to only Covenant and Landmark University. It is also course specific, hence you would have the option of only choosing from the available options.
  • For the exam results section, the name of the Nationally Recognized O’level exams should be inserted including the date the exam was taken. (This exam varies for different countries).
    • All subjects taken should be captures in the exam results section along with corresponding grades
    • Combination of two different certificate exams is not permitted
    • JAMB result is specific to ONLY Nigerian Applicants. All Nigerian applicants must insert JAMB result for application to be considered
Recommendation Section
  • Insert personal information and contact details for an Academic referee (i.e. academic staff who is aware of your academic progress and other school related affairs). Note: A letter of recommendation from this individual need to be uploaded in the ‘upload credentials’ section of the application.
  • Insert personal information and contact details for a Religious Referee (i.e. a cleric who is aware of your spiritual progress and other personal and character related affairs). Note: A letter of recommendation from this individual need to be uploaded in the uploads section of the application.
  • Note that parents or guardians CANNOT to be listed as referees.
Essay Section
  • This section includes 2 essay questions that must be completed. Each essay has a word limit of 500 words and must under no circumstances be exceeded. Your responses would give an opportunity to the selection committee to better understand you as a leader, including your desire to participate in the program.
English Language
  • English language proficiency is required for participation in the Scholarship program. All activities and communication would be done in English without the opportunity for translation. Please fill in the portion of the application evaluating your language skills as accurately as possible.
Application Closing Date 11.59pm GMT + 1.00, Thursday, 31st March 2016

Appliation Submission Guidelines Interested and qualified applicant should:
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2016 MTN Nigeria/Jumia Entrepreneurship Challenge

MTN, in partnership with the MTN Solution Space and Jumia, are proud to announce the launch of the MTN Entrepreneurship Challenge powered by Jumia.

2016 MTN Entrepreneurship Challenge powered by Jumia

Summary
The Pan-African competition launching today, will be the first of its kind in Africa, bringing together over 1000 entrepreneurs, students and investors, to collaborate on ways to amplify and consolidate the continent’s entrepreneurs. Targeting more than 60 universities in 13 countries across Africa, the competition will challenge students to develop a unique digital application or smart solution that will solve a tangible problem faced on the continent.

Evaluation Criteria
Our review team (encompassing campus captains and selection committee) will be evaluating applications according to four main areas (which are underpinned with more specific criteria). Particularly, participating teams should make sure that their business plans will: fit to African market, be operationally feasible, be innovative and contain relevant financials.
The general assessment scheme can be found below:

Formal Requirements:
  • Executive Summary (2pages)
  • Financial Statement (proforma, basic information)
  • In Line with the Subject
Organization:
  • Need Identification (You must Clearly state a problem, which you are hoping to solve)
  • Solution (Well-defined solution as an answer to previously identified problem)
  • Monetization (You should illustrate your pathway to monetizing the proposed solution)
Content:
  • Fit to African Market (external analysis)
    • Macro Trends – Environment
    • Competitive Landscape
  • Operational Feasibility (internal analysis)
    • Internal Competencies
    • Management Team
  • Innovativeness
    • Novelty Aspect (Clear proposition of breakthrough innovation)
    • Added Value (Presentation of a clear path to tangible value creation to customers thanks to suggested innovation)
    • Societal Impact (strategy and operations aligned for responsible and sustainable business)
  • Financials
    • Income Sources (Identification of a way, in which a business is going to generate money)
    • Investment Ask (Accurate identification of financial needs & plan of utilizing potential funds)
Presentation:
  • Time Management
  • Design (Appropriate use of audio & visuals)
  • Delivery
Who can Apply?
Teams may be comprised of 2 or 3 individuals with at least one member currently enrolled at in an African university or a recent graduate (Academic year 2014 – 2015 or 2015 – 2016) of an African university.

Prizes and Benefits
  • The winner of the MTN Entrepreneurship Challenge powered by Jumia will win a cash prize of US $25 000 towards their start-up, and will also benefit from a yearlong partnership with Jumia, where they will have the opportunity to work from any of JUMIA’s offices across Africa.
  • This will enable the winner to learn from, and be mentored by experienced and successful entrepreneurs in the JUMIA network.
  • The winner will also have access to a Facebook Start Program to the value of US $15 000, which includes tools and services needed to build mobile applications.
  • In addition, they will have the opportunity to work from the MTN Solution Space at the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business. The two runners-up will each receive US $5 000 towards their projects.
Important Information
Campus presentation Live pitches
1st – 8th April, 2016.
Finalists Announced
16th April, 2016.
Entrepreneurship Festival and Winners and Runners Up Announced
27th May, 2016.

Application Closing Date

27th March, 2016.

Method of Application
The MTN EC by JUMIA uses the Website application platform to manage applications. To enter, the designated team leader should complete the online enrollment form.
Click here to fill Online Enrollment Form
Click here to view the Terms and Conditions of the Competition
Click here for more information

Note: Application, Executive Summary and Video Pitch (optional, but highly encouraged) must be completed no later than 23:59 pm GMT, Sunday, March 27, 2016.

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"Streets to School" Project



With a 2015 projected population of over 180 million people, Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa. However, over the last decade, the country’s exponential growth in population has put immense pressure on its resources and on already overstretched public services and infrastructure...no thanks to decades of corruption - a very unfortunate situation whose effect is borne by over 10  million innocent children of primary school age, most of whom take to the streets for self-survival.

According to the US Department of state, LESS than one-third of Nigerian primary school students will proceed to secondary schools and the top two factors influencing primary school drop-out in Nigeria are Monetary cost (32%) and Insufficient interest (26%). Eradicating these two remain the objectives of the 'Streets to school' project launched by www.scholarship-nigeria.com  , a website (founded by me in 2009) which has up till 2015 focused on providing scholarship information and advisory services at the tertiary and vocational levels only.
US Department of State - Nigeria education fact sheet


I hope with your joint effort, we can extend the activities of www.scholarship-nigeria.com by sponsoring as many Nigerian students of primary school age (5 - 11) who are not currently in school through primary education.

With an average donation of $20 (each) from 2,000 donors, we can make this dream come alive!
In the word of Nelson Mandela, "There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children"



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