Thursday, October 2, 2014


The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (Operator of the NNPC/SHELL /TEPN/AGIP Joint Venture) Scholarship Scheme offers first year students in all Nigerian universities the opportunity to study with an annual grant from the SPDC JV for the full duration of their course. The programme aims to promote academic excellence and improve the skills of young Nigerian, reports.


The merit-based scholarship is in two categories – the National Merit Award (NM) and the Areas of Operation Merit Award, East or West (OE or OW).

1. National Merit Award (NM) Open to all Nigerians.

2. Areas of Operation Merit Award, East (OE) For Nigerians who are indigenes of SPDC’s operational area in Abia, Akwa Ibom, Imo, Rivers and Bayelsa states (excluding indigenes of Ekeremor and Sagbama local government areas). Areas of Operation Merit Award, West (OW) For Nigerians who are indigenes of SPDC’s operational area in Bayelsa (i.e. of Ekeremor and Sagbama local government areas) and Delta States.

Eligible Applicants must:

i. Be citizens of Nigeria, currently enrolled in an accredited and approved university in Nigeria.

ii. Have gained admission during the 2013/2014 academic session, and pursuing a first degree programme.

iii. Have a minimum of seven credits, including Mathematics and English, in their O/Levels.

iv. Be enrolled full‐time, in a university in Nigeria at the undergraduate level with a minimum grade point average of 3.5 at the time of application (attach transcripts or official records).

How To Apply

All applicants should have their personal valid email account (for consistent communication). Candidates who meet the above entry qualifications should apply online, at to provide the required personal and educational details, and load scanned copies of the following:

• A recent passport-sized photograph of the applicant (i.e. jpeg format, not more than 200kilobytes);

• University or JAMB (UTME or D/E) Admission Letter;

• Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) Scores;

• ‘O’ Level Result(s); and ‘A’ Level /OND /NCE Result(s) as applicable; and

• Letter of Identification from State (showing Local Government) of Origin.

Scanned copies of letters of identification, (which must be duly stamped and signed) by:

a) The Paramount Ruler of the Community; and

b) The Chairman of the Community Development or Executive Council (CDC or CEC) is also required of applicants for the Operational Area Awards (OE & OW). The letters should be addressed to The Manager, Sustainable Development (UIO/G/NRS), Shell Petroleum Development Company, Port Harcourt.

Each document must not exceed 200KB and the image format must be in JPEG.

Please note that:

a. Shell DOES NOT DEMAND PAYMENT FROM APPLICANTS. The application is entirely FREE of charge.

b. Shell DOES NOT ASSIGN ‘Representatives’/‘Agents’ to assist applicants’ process applications.

c. Applications should be submitted online before Monday 3rd November, 2014.

d. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.


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  1. plz, my olevel has 5 credits and passes.
    would I be given a chance

    our first semester result is yet to be published

    1. They said minimum of seven credits,so don't bother applying.

  2. Pls I don't understand the letter of identification from state,is it certificate of origin? Pls enlighten me

  3. Im in level 2, pls can i apply to it?

  4. My name is gift i have 8credit olevel am i qualify to apply

  5. my first semester results are yet to be published..please,what do i fill in as my current CGPA?

  6. C'mon anonymous... Fill in anything u can prove later, they will consider u, that's what i do... I put on 3.0

    1. Don't mind Abdul, how can u put 3.0...its too low! He wants Shell to drop u


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