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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2016 AGBAMI UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP

Star Deep Water Petroleum Limited, a Chevron company and operator of the Agbami Field, in its continuous support for capacity building in the health and engineering sectors as a strategic feed into the national manpower pool, is offering a number of University Scholarship Awards to qualified Nigerian students from ALL states of the Federation.
The scholarship program, funded by Star and its Agbami co-venturers, is a major component of their Social Investment in the strategic development of health and education in Nigeria.

Agbami Medical and Engineering Professionals Scholarship Award 2016
Requirements / EligibilityApplications are invited from FULL-TIME, 100 and 200 level undergraduates from any state of the Federation, admitted during 2015/2016 or 2014/2015 academic session only, studying any of the under listed courses in universities within Nigeria:
  • Medicine & Surgery
  • Dentistry
  • Pharmacy
  • Engineering
Application Closing Date
9th March, 2016.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should apply using the steps below:

1.) Before you start this application, ensure you have clear scanned copies of the following documents:
  • Passport photograph with white background not more than 3 months old (450px by 450px not more than 200kb).
  • School ID card.
  • Admission letter.
  • Birth certificate.
  • O’ Level result.
  • JAMB Result.
  • Local Government Area Letter of Identification
2.) Ensure the documents are named according to what they represent to avoid mixing up documents during upload
3.) Ensure you attach the appropriate documents when asked to upload.
Click Here To Start Application Online

Note
  • That applicants for the Agbami scholarship are ineligible to apply for any other scholarship program sponsored by “STAR” or any of its Co-venturers, including the NNPC/CNL JV scholarship program published simultaneously with the Agbami scholarship program
  • Selected students will be invited for computer-administered qualifying tests in selected examination centers nationwide. Short-listed candidates for the qualifying test will be invited by email and SMS text messages.
  • All applicants are therefore advised to ensure that valid GSM telephone numbers and personal email addresses are properly entered into the e-forms on the web site.
  • Multiple applications attract a disqualification penalty

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2016/2017 OPEC/OFID Scholarships for Developing Countries

OFID-Scholarship-AwardThe 2016/2017 OPEC Fund for International Development – OFID Scholarship Award is open for qualified applicants who have obtained or are on the verge of completing their undergraduate degree and who wish to study for a Master’s degree, to win up to $50,0000.
 
The Scholarship is open to those students who wish to pursue studies in a relevant field of Development or Energy Studies such as: economics of development (poverty reduction, energy and sustainable development), environment (desertification), or other related science and technology fields.

About OFID Scholarship

OFID (The OPEC Fund for International Development) is pleased to announce that qualified applicants who have obtained or are on the verge of completing their undergraduate degree and who wish to study for a Master’s degree are welcome to apply for the 2016/2017 OFID Scholarship

OFID scholarships will be awarded to four students or candidates for master’s degree studies. Applicants must be from a developing country (except OFID Member Countries) and he/she must first obtain admission to pursue a Master’s degree studies in a relevant field of development, from any recognized university/college in the world.

Through its scholarship scheme, OFID aims to help highly motivated, highly driven individuals overcome one of the biggest challenges to their careers – the cost of graduate studies. The winners of the OFID Scholarship Award will receive a scholarship of up to US$50,000.

The funds will be spread over a maximum of two years, toward the completion of a Master’s degree, or its equivalent, at an accredited educational institution, starting in the autumn of the academic year 2016/2017.

Selection Criteria
Applicants are responsible for gathering and submitting all necessary information. Applications will be evaluated based on the information provided. Therefore, all questions should be answered as thoroughly as possible. Once an application has been submitted, no changes will be allowed on it.

Eligibility
To be eligible to apply for the OFID Masters Scholarship, applicants:
  • Must be between the ages of 23-32 at the time of submitting his/her application.
  • Must have obtained or be on the verge of completing their undergraduate degree with a Baccalaureate from an accredited college/university, or its equivalent.
  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 rating system, or its equivalent.
  • Must be matriculated at an accredited university for the upcoming academic year starting August/September 2015, and must maintain full-time status for the duration of the Master’s Degree.
  • Must be a national of a developing country (except OFID Member Countries)
  • Must select a subject of study that pertains to OFID’s core mission, such as: economics of development (poverty reduction, energy and sustainable development), environment (desertification), or other related science and technology fields.
Number of Scholarship: Four

Scholarship Benefits
The winners of the OFID Scholarship Award will receive a full tuition scholarship of up to US$50,000. The funds will be spread over a maximum of one year, toward the completion of a Master’s degree, or its equivalent, at an accredited educational institution.

Duration: one year masters degree programme
To be taken at (country): Any recognized University in the world

Application Deadline: May 1, 2016.

How to Apply
Applicants must complete the online application.
Within the on-line application, applicants must upload the required documents as listed below in Section III. All materials including the on-line application, recommendations, and other required information must be received no later than the deadline date.

Required Documents
  • A completed on-line application form.
  • A scanned copy of the applicant’s passport.
  • A scanned copy of the last university degree or certificate.
  • A scanned letter of acceptance from chosen educational institution, confirming your admission, subject of study and duration of the Master’s degree program (must not exceed one year).
  • A proof of meeting any prerequisites, including language proficiency.
  • A short essay – of about 500 words in English – giving reasons for applying for the OFID scholarship, explaining your educational goals, and clearly describing how you will use the experience gained from your Master’s degree studies to help in the development of your home country.
  • Two letters of recommendation from professors and/or lecturers at applicant’s present university.
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)..
Only the winner will be notified by June 2, 2015 via OFID website at www.ofid.org.
CLICK HERE TO OFFICIAL PAGE

Sponsored by: The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID)

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2016/2017 NNPC/CHEVRON University Scholarship

Chevron Nigeria Limited, in collaboration with its Joint Venture partner, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), is offering a number of University Scholarship Awards to suitably qualified Nigerian students.
E-applications are invited from full-time SECOND YEAR (200 LEVEL) degree students of the under-listed courses in Nigerian Universities:

1. Accountancy
2. Agricultural Engineering / Agricultural Science
3. Architecture
4. Business Administration / Economics
5. Chemical Engineering
6. Civil Engineering
7. Computer Science/Computer Engineering/System Engineering
8. Electrical / Electronic Engineering
9. Environmental Studies / Surveying
10. Geology / Geophysics
11. Law
12. Mass Communication / Journalism
13. Mechanical / Metallurgical & Materials Engineering
14. Human Medicine / Dentistry / Pharmacy
15. Petroleum Engineering

HOW TO APPLY

1. Before you start this application, ensure you have clear scanned copies of the following documents;
a) Passport photograph with white background not more than 3 months old (450px by 450px not more than 200kb)
b) School ID card
c) Admission letter
d) Birth certificate
e) O’ Level result
f) JAMB Result

2. Ensure the documents are named according to what they represent to avoid mixing up documents during upload.
3. Ensure you attach the appropriate documents when asked to upload.

CLICK HERE for Full Application procedures and to Apply

 Note:
  • Multiple applications attract a disqualification penalty from the Scholarship board.
In line with our e-scholarship administration system, selected students will be invited for computer-administered qualifying tests in selected examination centers nationwide.
  • Short-listed candidates for the qualifying test will be invited by email and SMS text messages. All applicants are therefore advised to ensure that GSM telephone numbers and personal email addresses are properly entered into the e-forms on the web site.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. APPLICANTS ARE REQUIRED TO ENTER VALID PERSONAL BANK ACCOUNT DETAILS.
  • Please note that applicants for the NNPC / CNL JV scholarship are ineligible to apply for any other scholarship program sponsored by Chevron Nigeria Limited, its JV Partners, or any of its affiliates, including the Agbami scholarship program published simultaneously with this NNPC / CNL JV scholarship program.
Application Deadline:
Closing date for receipt of e-applications is strictly 9 March, 2016.


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Monday, February 1, 2016

2016/2017 Federal Government BEA Scholarship - Study Abroad




The Federal Ministry of Education invites interested and qualified Nigerians to participate in the 2016/2017 Nomination Interview for Bilateral Education Agreement, BEA Scholarship Award.

The Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA) Scholarship will be Awarded to:

-Undergraduate (UG) studies tenable in Russia, Morocco, Algeria, Serbia, Hungary, Egypt, Turkey, Cuba, Romania, Ukraine, Japan, Macedonia; and

-Postgraduate (PG) studies tenable in Russia (for those whose first degrees were obtained from Russia), China, Hungary, Serbia, Turkey, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, e.t.c.

Fields of Study
Undergraduate level – Engineering, Geology, Agriculture, Sciences, Mathematics, Languages, Environmental Sciences, Sports, Law, Social Sciences, Biotechnology, Architecture, Medicine (very limited), etc; and
Postgraduate level (Masters Degree and Ph.D) in all fields.

Criteria for Eligibility
Undergraduate Scholarship:

All applicants for undergraduate degree courses must possess a minimum qualification of Five (5) Distinctions (A’s&B’s) in the Senior Secondary School Certificate, WAEC (May/June) only in the subjects relevant to their fields of study including English Language and Mathematics. Certificates should not be more than Two (2) years old (2014&2015). Age limit is from 18 to 20 years.

Postgraduate Scholarship:

All applicants must hold a First Degree with at least 2nd Class Upper Division. The applicants who are previous recipients of Foreign Awards must have completed at least two (2) years post qualification or employment practice in Nigeria. All applicants must have completed N.Y.S.C. Age limit is 35 years for Masters and 40 years for Ph.D.

Note (For all Applicants)

Since the BEA countries are non-English speaking, applicants should be prepared to undertake a mandatory one year foreign language of the country of choice which will be the standard medium of instruction; and

All applicants for Hungarian Scholarship must VISIT THIS WEBSITE

Venue of Interview
All eligible applicants are to report for interview at the venues scheduled for their respective Zones of origin for proper identification. Two sets of the Printed Completed application forms are usually submitted at the various interview centres with the following attachments:

-Two sets of Photocopies of Educational Certificates and Testimonials of previous schools attended with the originals for sighting;

-One certificate is accepted i.e WAEC of May/June only; Statement of results must be confirmed by WAEC and forwarded to the Director/Secretary, Federal Scholarship Board, Abuja;

-Two copies of Birth certificate

-State of Origin/LGA certificate duly signed, stamped and dated;

-Four (4) passport sized coloured photographs on white background;

-Academic transcripts and NYSC certificates will be required from applicants for Postgraduate Studies.

2016/2017 BEA Interview Venues and Dates from 7th – 11th March, 2016

Note
Candidates nominated and finally selected by the awarding BEA countries will be required to submit to Federal Scholarship Board the following:

-Photocopies of Authenticated academic certificates;
-Data page of current International passport, and
-Specified Medical Reports&Police clearance certificate.

Interview Time
9:00am Daily

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should CLICK HERE to start application.
Note

-Candidates should Print the completed Application form
-Submit two set of the printed Application form at the venue of the interview as scheduled above
-BEA processing does not attract any processing fee. Therefore, beware of fraudsters!
-Double Entries will be disqualified.


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2016 New Zealand Development Scholarship Programme

The New Zealand Aid Programme offers scholarships to people from eligible African countries who are motivated to make a difference at home.

In 2016 New Zealand Development Scholarships applications can be made online from 1st February 2016.

Applications close on 30th April 2016.

Any eligible country can apply online.
Eligible countries in Africa include: Algeria, Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, Djibouti, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

New Zealand Development Scholarship
Application deadline:
15 April 2016 (paper application)
30 April 2016 (online application)

Contact:
Postal address:
ATTN: Scholarships
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Private Bag 18-901
Wellington 6160
New Zealand

Courier address:
ATTN: Scholarships
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
195 Lambton Quay
Wellington 6011
New Zealand

Qualification types

New Zealand Development Scholarships are available for the following qualifications:
  • Postgraduate Certificate (6 months)
  • Postgraduate Diploma (1 year)
  • Masters Degree (1 – 2 years)
  • PhD (up to 3.5 years)

Eligibility

Candidates must meet all the scholarship eligibility criteria including:
  • Be a minimum of 18 years of age at the time of commencing your scholarship.
  • Be a citizen of the country from which you are applying for a scholarship and have resided in that country for at least the last two years.
  • Agree to return to your home country for a minimum of two years on completion of the scholarship.

Preferences

Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate strong academic ability, leadership qualities, and a commitment to the development of their home country.
Preference is also given to candidates who are 39 years of age or younger at the time of commencing their scholarship.
Preference will be given to candidates who apply to study in academic disciplines relating to one or more of the following:

Agriculture development

  • Agri-business management, agricultural economics, agricultural systems and management, rural development, domestic supply chains and distribution, Natural Resource and Environmental Management
  • Biology, vegetable production, livestock/animal husbandry, crop management, sericulture (silk production), forestry, fisheries, aquaculture, agricultural pest management
  • Phytosanitary, bio-security, biotechnology, agricultural trade, 
  • Food production, food sciences/technology, post-harvest processing, food storage and packaging, food safety

Renewable energy

  • Geothermal, solar, hydro engineering and wind energy, renewable energy distribution systems
CLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS AND TO APPLY

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Monday, January 18, 2016

2016 Commonwealth Shared Scholarship (UK)

2016 Commonwealth Shared Scholarships

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.
Students from developing countries who would not otherwise be able to study in the UK can apply for Commonwealth Shared Scholarships for Master’s study, jointly supported by UK universities.

Purpose: To contribute to development needs of Commonwealth countries by providing training for skilled and qualified professionals and academics who would not otherwise have been able to study in the UK.

Intended beneficiaries: High-quality postgraduate students who have not studied extensively overseas before, who would not otherwise have the opportunity to study in the UK, and who have the potential to enhance the development of their home countries with the knowledge and leadership skills they acquire.

Commonwealth Shared Scholarships are offered for selected taught Master’s courses, and are usually tenable for one year only. These scholarships do not cover undergraduate courses, PhD study, or any pre-sessional English language teaching.

Eligibility

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 August 2016, hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) honours standard
  • Not have studied or worked for one (academic) year or more in a developed country
  • Be unable, either yourself or through your family, to pay to study in the UK
The CSC promotes equal opportunity, gender equity, and cultural exchange. Applications are encouraged from a diverse range of candidates. The CSC is committed to administering and managing its scholarships and fellowships in a fair and transparent manner.

Selection process

Each participating UK university will conduct its own recruitment process to select a specified number of candidates for Shared Scholarships. Universities must put forward their selected candidates to the CSC by 29 April 2016. The CSC will then confirm that these candidates meet the eligibility criteria for this scheme. Universities will inform candidates of their results by July 2016.
Selection criteria include:
  • Academic merit of the candidate
  • Potential impact of the work on the development of the candidate’s home country.

How to apply

You should apply to study an eligible Master’s course at a UK university that is participating in the Shared Scholarship scheme. Click here for a list of participating universities and eligible courses
You must make your application using the CSC’s Electronic Application System (EAS). Click here for full information on how to use the EAS, including detailed guides. www.scholarship-nigeria.com
Before applying, you must check with your UK university for their specific advice and rules for applying, and for their own closing date for applications. Click here for a list of contact details
You can apply for more than one course and/or to more than one university, but you may only accept one offer of a Shared Scholarship. The CSC will not accept any applications that are not submitted via the EAS to your UK university or applications directly from individuals.

2016 Application Details (here)

Application Deadline
All applications must be submitted by 23.59 (BST) on 1 April 2016 at the latest. Each university has its own closing date for applications, and most fall before 1 April 2016. You must submit your application by the date advised by your UK university. How to access the EAS

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Saturday, January 16, 2016

TONY ELUMELU FOUNDATION ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAMME - 2016

The Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme – TEEP – to offer 10,000 aspiring African Entrepreneurs an opportunity to benefit from $100 million grant to create 1,000,000 jobs and contribute $10 billion in annual revenues to Africa’s economy over the next 10 years.

This opportunity is open to all citizens (18 and above) and legal residents of all African countries with businesses that operate in Africa.

About Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme
Nigerian billionaire investor and philanthropist Tony Elumelu has committed $100 million to create 10,000 entrepreneurs across Africa over the next 10 years. Elumelu made the commitment on Monday during a press conference in Lagos to announce the launch of The Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme (TEEP).
TEEP, a Pan-African entrepreneurship initiative of the Tony Elumelu Foundation, is a multi-year programme of training, funding, and mentoring, designed to empower the next generation of African entrepreneurs.

Number of Beneficiaries: There are 1,000 positions available annually for 10 years

Worth:
The 10,000 start-ups selected from a pool of applicants across Africa will participate in a comprehensive programme which will include;
  • A customized 12-week business skills training course
  • Start-Up Enterprise Toolkit
  • Mentoring
  • Resource Library
  • 2-Day Boot Camp
  • Seed Capital Funding
  • Elumelu Forum
  • Alumni Network

The programme will identify and help grow 10,000 start-ups and young businesses from across Africa over the next 10 years. These businesses will in turn create 1,000,000 new jobs and contribute $10 billion in annual revenues to Africa’s economy.

Application Deadline: Interested entrepreneurs will be able to submit their applications to join the programme as from 1st January 2016 to 1st March 2016

How to Apply
All applications must be submitted online through the TEEP Portal. Answer a series of mandatory questions and upload additional documents and identification materials. You will receive a confirmation email within 1 working day of submission.
More details about the program, including eligibility and the application and selection processes are available on the Tony Elumelu Foundation website (CLICK HERE).

Sponsor: The Tony Elumelu Foundation

Additional note:
  • In 2015, TEEP empowered 1,000 African entrepreneurs, selected from over 20,000 applicants, with start-up investment, active mentoring, business training, an entrepreneurship boot camp and regional networking across Africa.
  • Entrepreneurs, with an average age range of 21-40, from 51 African countries completed the programme and received $5,000 in seed capital for their start-up businesses.
  • The Tony Elumelu Foundation invested a total of $4,860,000, including $1,405,000 in agriculture; $410,000 in education and training; and $365,000 in manufacturing.  The sector-agnostic programme funded start-ups across a further 20 industries, all based in Africa.

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Saturday, January 9, 2016

2016 Africa Energy Essay Contest (Great Prizes to be Won)

Essay Contest Overview

The Nigeria Energy Forum is delighted to invite young professionals to make submissions for the 2016 AFRICA ENERGY ESSAY CONTEST. The essay contest will take the form of a letter written to the UN Secretary General, highlighting the challenges and opportunities for sustainable energy development in Africa. The contest follows the UN’s declaration of the decade 2014-2024 as the ‘Decade of Sustainable Energy for All’. The contest is open to all young professionals with an interest in the area of sustainable energy. We define young professionals as anyone under the age of 35.

Essay Topic

“How can Africa achieve sustainable and affordable supply of energy for all by 2030?”

Essay Contest Prizes

The winners of the essay contest will receive commendation certificates and prizes, including a unique opportunity to discuss their innovative approach to solving Africa’s energy challenge at the Nigeria Energy Forum, to be held at the Oriental Hotel, Lagos, Nigeria from April 12-13, 2016.
 
First Prize: iPad mini, ₦ 60,000 ($300) gift voucher, certificate of excellence and opportunity to speak at the Africa Energy Dinner on April 12, 2016.  
             
Second Prize : ₦ 40,000 ($200) gift voucher, certificate of excellence and opportunity to speak at the Africa Energy Dinner.
                
Third Prize : ₦ 20,000 ($100) gift voucher, certificate of excellence and opportunity to attend the energy dinner.                 
 
All shortlisted entrants will be profiled at the Nigeria Energy Forum and the top 10 essays will be published on the forum website.



Formatting and Style

  • The essay must be written in English and not be longer than 1 page of an A4 paper
  • The essay cannot mention participant’s name or the name of their organisation to ensure anonymity during review. However, contact details must be provided during submission.

Essay Submission Guidelines

  • Young professionals should submit their essays as an email attachment in Word Document or PDF form, to info@thenef.org
  • The subject line of the email should read, ‘Africa Energy Essay Contest’.
  • All essays must be received by 11:59 PM GMT, January 29, 2016.
  • Please name the file as: First & Last Name_Organisation (e.g. John Appiah_University of Accra)
  • Essays must include a cover page with the contestant’s full name, address, phone number and email address.

Selection Process

All eligible entries will be reviewed by an international expert panel. The entries will be assessed based on participant’s originality, clarity and novelty in solving Africa’s energy challenge. Winners will be announced via the forum website on March 20, 2016. For further information about the essay contest, please contact info@thenef.org or CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE OFFICIAL PAGE


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