Tuesday, September 17, 2013

2013/2014 MUSTE SCHOLARSHIP (Undergraduate and Postgraduate)


The Mankind United To Support Total Education (MUSTE) is a Scholarship arm of Youth Empowerment and ICT Foundation; it was registered with the corporate affairs commission in Abuja Nigeria on the 17th of November 2003. It is founded and funded by Mr. Jim Ovia in the year 1998, to provide financial aid to outstanding Nigeria youths.
 The awardees are given funding for undergraduate study for the duration of the undergraduate program. The award includes tuition and maintaince allowance. The scheme offers an average of 100 opportunities every year. The Financial records show that as at October 2010, Mr. Ovia has invested N98,220,000 in the program on one thousand, four hundred and thirty-nine beneficiaries.


The Mankind United to Support Total Education (MUSTE) program is for undergraduate and higher degree studies only.  
All scholarships are awarded based on merit, using the information provided in the form, supporting documents and a screening test. 

 Requirements  
Applicant must:  
  (Please note that registration as a member of Youth Empowerment and ICT Foundation is no longer a pre-requisite) 

• Have their Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination result or the equivalent  
• Have a current admission letter into a recognized higher level institution 
• Undergraduate applicant must have passed JAMB and Post-JAMB examinations 
• Undergraduates already in school must attach a recent photocopy of their school I.D  
• Higher degree applicant must hold a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent, and have at least two years of recent full time professional experience, acquired after a university degree. 
 • Present one personal reference letter and one academic/professional reference letter. All recommendation letters must be duly signed. 
 • Higher degree applicant must include a cover letter stating “Why they intend to pursue a higher degree” (Not more than 250 words). 
 • Attach recent passport photograph 
 • Include a valid email address in the format (firstname.lastname@host.com), residential address and telephone number 
 • All questions are compulsory unless otherwise stated
  
Goals
  • To promote access to tertiary education
  • To invest in the future leaders of Nigeria
  • To provide a platform that encourages competitiveness and promotes equal opportunities in workplace
  • To bridge the knowledge gap in Nigeria
 Eligibility and Criteria
All Nigerian youth are eligible for the scholarship. In the first ten years of the program, 1439 youths from all cross Nigeria have been awarded scholarship. About one hundred awardees are selected each year from a pool of four hundred applicants. 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.


BENEFITS  

The MUSTE Scholarship provides bursary to cover the cost of completing an undergraduate or higher degree program that is within 3 – 6 years. It is also subject to satisfactory academic performance in the subsequent year of the degree program.  The Scholarship provides benefits for the recipient only, and intends to cover: 
 • Tuition
 • A monthly subsistence allowance, for living expenses and books.   

The MUSTE Scholarship does not cover:  
 • Expenses for the scholar's family.  
• Expenses related to research, supplementary materials, field trip or workshops while at the university.  
INTERNATIONAL OR LOCAL TUITION FEES THAT EXCEED THE BURSARY AWARDED. This is a bursary of a fixed amount regardless of the tuition stated by the school. 

 In addition, • The scholarship awarded is valid for the academic year immediately following the offer of the award and cannot be deferred for any reason.  
www.scholarship-nigeria.com
 • Should you be granted the scholarship, your progress report is required at the end of every academic year as well as your annual academic results. These should be sent in prior to the renewal of your scholarship.  
 The MUSTE scholarship only supplements and does not duplicate any other source of financial support the scholar might have. However, scholars must inform the Board of MUSTE if they have other sources of scholarship funds. 
 Your MUSTE scholarship maybe withdrawn unconditionally or partially if during the scholarship period the Board has evidence of additional sources of support. 

 CLICK HERE TO APPLY

APPLICATION DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1ST 2013 

UPDATE! (12/12/2013): 
Please note the following:
* The test contains 50 questions
* The test is 40 mins
* The test is only open for 2 hours on Saturday 14th Dec 2013 from 10am-12pm (GMT +1)
* ONLY THOSE WHO REGISTERED BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE CAN TAKE THE TEST
* Your mobile number used in your application is your access to take the test.
     -If you did not enter the correct phone number, you have automatically disqualified your application.
     - For local numbers, you are to enter your phone number beginning with 0 and not 234 or +234 e.g 0802314987 not +234802314987
     - If you registered with an international phone number please enter it with the country code. e.g +44207937109
Questions?
Please send an email  to muste@youthempowerment.org.ng

TEST FORMAT: IQ and Current Affairs (40 minutes for 50 questions)
Pass mark: 80%

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70 comments:

  1. please, how do i become a registered member of the foundation as it's one of the requirements?

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    1. Please note that registration as a member of Youth Empowerment and ICT Foundation is no longer a pre-requisite.

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  2. @olsey. Is the personal reference letter meant for undergraduates or postgraduates?

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  3. Нow do i become a registered member of the youth empowerment and ICT foundation member?

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    1. Please note that registration as a member of Youth Empowerment and ICT Foundation is no longer a pre-requisite.

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  4. How do I become a member of Youth Empowerment and ICT Foundation?

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  5. to whom am i 2 address d letter & 2 which address.tanks.

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  6. My name is David Abimbola Omowumi,a nursing student of ladoke akintola university of technology,300level pls how can i join d youth empowerment and ICT foundation?

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  7. Which kind procedure be this nah?! Na die!...don't think I can register anyway.

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    1. no be say you talk, the procedure is too long and the requirements are ridiculous.

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  8. I do i become a member of the stated foundation?

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  9. Нow do i become a registered member of the youth empowerment and ICT foundation member?

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  10. Please note that registration as a member of Youth Empowerment and ICT Foundation is no longer a pre-requisite.

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    1. Does that mean we don't need to be a member of Youth Empowerment before registering 4 the scholarship

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  11. PLS WHATS THE ESTIMATE OF TUITION FEE FOR A PUBLIC NIGERIAN UNIVERSITY

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  12. Olsey pls...my school hasnt offered any id card

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    1. You can use a letter of identification from your department as an alternative.
      And if you can't get that since schools are on strike, you may just opt for your course forms or higher document with your passport photograph.

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  13. Can the academic reference letter be written by a lecture of the university where one is currently studying?

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  14. Please, is it possible to provide a departmental association ID card instead of the school ID card? Just incase I'm yet to collect my school ID card. Please, I'm very much interested in this scholarship program.

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    1. That will depend solely on the discretion of MUSTE's verification officers.

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  15. pls nw dat ASUU are on strike hw can we get d form stamp n sum oda tins dat dmands d attention of a lecturer?

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    1. Please forward your enquiry to:
      enquiry@youthempowerment.org.ng
      Tel: +234-1-2912906
      Tel: +234-1-2912926
      Thanks.

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  16. Plz idon't really understand what's happening,when it comes to filling of the MUSTE form,it refuses to go to the next page even after giving them all they required and writing the essay they asked me to write...infact it's really annoying bcuz ​it took me time and money to do it and. It refused going. to the next page for me to finish.plz. the MUSTE team should do sth about it if really they want students to apply.

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    1. Sorry to hear that. Why not try changing your browser? That was what I did. I saved the typed essay in one notepad, so I could just copy and paste. You can use Mozilla or Google Chrome.

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  17. As we are on strike, it won't be easy to get the reference letter, is there an alternative?

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  18. Am happy to see MUSTE again this time,I applied in the last edition and having done all what is required and mailed it to them,we waited even to this day we cant find any list to show who they really awarded the scholarship and even no such information on their website and am not mailed at all either am shortlisted or need to write any exams after that rigorous process to fill their form and it is even very expensive b4 u finish all the scanning and the likes and here comes another one here,I hope this one wont be like that one o.

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  19. Please sir, can i write the letter myself and then take it to the lecturer for signing

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    1. If your lecturer agrees, yes you can.
      Typing it would be better if that is what you want to do.

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  20. Pls the page is not loading properly, what can I do

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    1. You should visit it on a PC.

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  21. Please forward all your enquiries to the organizers via:
    Email: enquiry@youthempowerment.org.ng
    Tel: +234-1-2912906
    Tel: +234-1-2912926
    Thanks.

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  22. Hi, just wanted to ask concerning those interested in doing their m.sc abroad with the aid of the MUSTE scholarship.Most universities open their portal for 2014 admission by november/december 2013. So its really not possible to secure admission before then.Is there any thing that can be done for M.sc applicants.Also, is it possible for us to know what amount of money available for tuition sponsorship so we can know what universities to apply to in which their fees falls under the limit? Regards!!!

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  23. No wonder many people didn't get the scholarship... As I read through, I saw so many grammatical blunders and some dumb questions. Imagine undergraduates asking about joining a particular organization that has been excused from the requirements for application over and over again. Undergraduates cannot type constructive statements with proper English and sentence structure and you want to collect monies from organizations that wants the best of the best... Even if our universities aren't functioning properly, can't you take time to improve yourselves personally? Naija students una dey fall my hand...

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    1. @ skuri please tell them, they want every thing on a platter of Gold without their creative mind

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  24. dear admin, pleas how do I go about the personal reference letter? do I give to some one to write or what?

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  25. Pls the essay part is giving me headache wat do i do about it cos it says enter 10 to 250 values. i dont get it

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    1. It means your essay should NOT contain more than 250 words and not less than 10 words.

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  26. @Skuri, that you think you're perfect or in anyway better that other Undegraduate's who you term unable to Constructively make perfect Comments not Statements as you earlier implied, Shouldn't create room for impudence and insults. and moreover I'll still Correct your statement. its not Monies, its money. and please its not "Undegraduates", I'll deem of respectable and polite if you had said,"most,few or some undegraduates".
    If you did your general studies core course well, you'll recall that your referring to all undegraduates as being unable to Constructively make a sentence would be termed as argumentum ad Numerecia, and its very not polite. please learn how to address people in public, even if they're intellectually below your level. it wouldn't cost you a diam if you correct these inqusitive folks politely without hurting their feelings. please and please read what you type, put yourself in the position of your contemporary before posting.

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  27. Please how can i submit these requirements,its difficult 2 get an academic reference letter because of the strike.

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  28. how much is the worth for medical students?

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  29. Hmmmm scholarship pa lava

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  30. I finished everything bt the uploads I made had to load before the application is successful. It was then that it fail. What's d problem pls? I just spend too much in the café.

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  31. Dont know what next to do. I had finished al d procedures bt to submit. The documents had to load for it to get successful. It was then that my application failed. Hmmmmmm... What's wrong?

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  32. i had to convert all documents to PDF before i was able to submit my application.

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  33. please how do i address the referee letter

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  34. please can some one who wrote jamb and hav not goten admision yet, apply?

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    1. Please does this question Make any sense ?

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  35. Please can they move the deadlıne date to after the strıke bcuz the ongoıng strıke ıs makıng ıt very dıffıcult to get any Academıc reference letter

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  36. na wa 4 this muste scholarship o! God forbid bad thing! becos of scholarshipsee as all my hand don peel. ive tried operamini, uc browser even changed browser to mozilla,google chrome, crazy, internet explorer all to no avail. After wasting so much money ??mtchew"&@ 08068662057

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  37. Pls is the deadline been declared for the scholarship

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  38. Hey guys. Has anyone received a mail from MUSTE Scholarship Board lately?

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  39. Yes i did but it is confusing i received 1 with different procedures(username & password) nd my frnd received anoda asking 4 his email alone nd links sent to us too r different

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    1. Ok. Did you apply as an undergraduate or a postgraduate?

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  40. Seems shortlisting by the MUSTE Scholarship Board is in batches .I am yet to receive a mail. Anyone with an explanation?

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  41. i wrote the scholarship exam today, its was GBA GBA (tough). i scored 64%. looking forward to being a beneficiary of MUSTE foundation. ++GLORY TO GOD++

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    1. What kind of questions were they cos mine ws full of quotations of which I had just little ideas

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  42. I wrote the test but had 70%,looking up to God to be an awardee. Based on what the board decides, i hope the mark is a very standard and acceptable one.

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  43. AS I WAS TRYING TO LOG IN FOR THE TEST,IT ASK FOR MY E-MAIL, AND I PROVIDE IT,BUT I COULD NOT GET ACCESS TO THE TEST,THIS IS WHAT I SAW WHEN I SUBMIT MY E-MAIL,YOU HAVE REACHED YOUR LIMIT FOR THE AMOUNT OF TIMES YOU CAN TAKE THIS ONLINE TEST,PLS CONTACT THE PERSON WHO GAVE YOU YOUR ONLINE QUESTION.PLS I NEED YOUR HELP OLYSEY CONCEPT,WHAT CAN I DO I COULD NOT GET ACCCES TO THE QUESTION AFTER LOGIN MY EMAIL.MY EMAIL ADDRESS IS SHIGOABOG2009@YAHOO.COM.THANKS FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDIN

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    1. may be someone used ur email on ur behalfe

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  44. Please forward all your enquiries to the
    organizers via:
    Email: enquiry@youthempowerment.org.ng
    Tel: +234-1-2912906
    Tel: +234-1-2912926
    Thanks.

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    1. this numbers are not always reachable

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  45. But the test asks for you name and password provided by muste. Can't remember seeing it ask for email tho .

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  46. Hello guys. I checked my mail and got the I.V, but didn't find any password. It's kind of confusing you know, some applicants said the mail sent to them was with a password. I NEED YOUR HELP........THANKS

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  47. please what is the format of the exam. is it mathematics or english. please help.

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  48. i just wrote my test, i scored 80%

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  49. please I have just completed my O'level and I had a wonderful result but I am not yet an undergraduate, am I eligible, or do I still wait until I get admission in a Nigerian university...Thanks

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  50. pls olsey,i was nt given pasword & d page was asking of password,pls wat can i do pls kindly reply fast, d time remains just 1hr.plssssss.

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  51. plz d site is requesting for password. Which password?

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  52. Please i need more information concerning tution as relating private institution.

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