A number of Companies and Organisations in Nigeria offer scholarships generously to undergraduate students of Nigerian nationality to study in Nigeria Universites, Colleges or Polytechnics. These scholarship programmes functions in different ways; some programmes award full fee scholarships, while other reward selected winners with a specific amount of money.
Here are some undergraduate scholarship Programmes in Nigeria. Please note that the deadlines for the applications might not fall within your present time. You just need to be aware of them and start early to prepare for the next award. Also, be sure to visit or contact the sponsors through the contact details provided, for more current information.
1. Shell Nigeria University Scholarship Programme
This is an undergraduate scholarship programme for first year students in a Nigeria University. The programme comes in two categories:
The National Merit Award (NM), open to all eligible Nigerian Undergraduate and
The Areas of Operation Merit Award (OM), for students from the communities where Shell Nigeria Operates.
WASSCE and JAMB Results
University Admission Letter
Aptitude Tests are taken in Port Harcourt, Warri, Enugu, Lagos and
Application often commences in mid-May each year.
For Enquires on SPDC Scholarships Contact
The Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) of Nigeria LTD
PMB 2418, Lagos
Tel: +234 1 2769999
2. Total Nigeria National Merit Scholarship Programme
The award is open to undergraduate students of Nigerian origin in Nigerian Universities.
3. Mobil Nigeria Undergraduate National Scholarship Programme
Mobil Producing Nigeria, operator of NNPC/ MPN Joint Venture awards annual scholarships to qualified students in Nigerian Universities.
Applications for NNPC/MPN Undergraduate National Scholarship Awards is offered to qualified students from every state of the Federation.
Applications in the following list of approved disciplines are considered:
Petroleum Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical/Electronics Engineering, Civil Engineering, Geology/Geophysics, Medicine (MBBS Only), Agricultural Science (And related fields)
* Candidates must be holders of the SSCE or its equivalent with at least six subjects passed at a sitting with a minimum of 5 Distinctions.
* Applicants must be registered full-time undergraduates in their 1st or 2nd year of study in any Nigerian University.
* Evidence of SSCE result or its equivalent
* Evidence of admission into a Nigerian University.
* Evidence of current year of study
* Current University Identity Card.
* Current Passport Photographs.
* Evidence of State of Origin obtained from the appropriate Local Government Area and duly signed by the Chairman or Secretary.
Names of short-listed candidates for the qualifying Test are published on the National Dailies.
Web link: www.mpn-essoscholarships.com/mpn-nat.php
4. Addax Petroleum/NNPC Scholarship Programme
Addax Petroleum Development (Nig) Limited offers National Tertiary Institutions Scholarship Awards Scheme in Nigeria.
All Candidates must:
be a registered, full time 100 level undergraduate in any Nigerian Tertiary Institution
have 5 '0' level credit passes in one sitting including English Language and Mathematics.
METHOD OF APPLICATION
Submit an application with the following information:
A. Surname, B. Other Names, C. Sex, D. Functional Email address and phone number And attach scanned copies of the original:
i. Admission letter into institution with information on course of study, year of entry and duration.
ii. SSCE/GCE O level certificate
iii. Evidence of state of origin/local government
iv. School ID card or National ID or Drivers' license or international passport.
An aptitude test for selected applicants is conducted at the following state centres on a date that will be communicated to successful applicants through their email addresses. Applicants should indicate their preferred centre for the test on their applications: ABUJA CALABAR LAGOS PORT HARCOURT OWERRI
All applications should be submitted with scanned copies of credentials through the following email addresses not later than the deadline, usually in May each year.
Applications from North East geographical zone -
Email address: CRL1@addaxpetroleum.com
Applications from North West geographical zone -
Email address: CRL2@addaxpetroleum.com
Applications from North Central geographical zone -
Email address: CRL3@addaxpetroleum.com
Applications from South West geographical zone -
Email address: CRL4@addaxpetroleum.com
Applications from South East geographical zone -
Email address: CRL5@addaxpetroleum.com
Applications from South South geographical zone -
Email address: CRL6@addaxpetroleum.com
5. NAOC National Scholarship Scheme
Nigerian Agip Oil Company Limited (NAOC) offers Tertiary Institutions Scholarship Awards Scheme to Nigerian students.
Categories of Awards -
1. Host Communities Merit Award (HCMA): For applicants from NAOC host communities; Bayelsa, Delta, Imo and Rivers
2. National Merit Award (NMA): For applicants from non-host communities.
applicants MUST be:
- Registered A FULL TIME undergraduate in Nigerian Tertiary Institutions
- Certified 100 level students.
Only candidates studying Engineering and Medicine are eligible for the NMA
Candidates for the NMA should obtain 275 JAMB SCORE and above. This does NOT apply to HCMA.
Method of Application
Submit an application with ALL the following information STRICTLY in this order on one (1) sheet of A4 paper:
b) Other Names
d) JAMB result
e) Evidence of Admission
f) Year of Study
h) Course of Study
i) Matriculation Number
j) Home Town/ Community
k) Local Government Area
l) State of Origin
m) Personal Telephone Number
n) Personal e-mail Address
o) Permanent Address (NOT P.O. Box)
p) Preferred Test Centre
q) Two recent Passport Photographs with full names written on the back.
Aptitude Tests are conducted in Port Harcourt, Omoku, Yenagoa, Asaba,
Lagos, Owerri and Abuja.
Deadline often falls within March each year.
The General Manager,
Nigeria Agip Oil Company Limited
Plot 23, Engineering Close,
P.O Box 1286 Lagos
The Public Affairs Division Manager
Nigeria Agip Oil Company Limited
New Base, Mile 4, Ikwerre Road,
P.O Box 923, Port Harcourt,
Indicate relevant category of award on the right hand corner of the envelope.
6. MTN Nigeria Foundation Science & Technology Scholarship scheme
The MTN Nigeria Foundation provides financial support to over 500 eligible Science &Technology students in accredited public universities, polytechnics and colleges of education across the six geo-political zones in Nigeria which covers tuition, book allowance
and stipend (pocket allowance). The scholarship award is N200,000 per student per academic session (as at the 2009/2010 academic session).
The scholarships is awarded to 200 level/2nd year full time students.
Recipients expected to maintain a minimum CGPA of 3.5 or its equivalent (second class upper/upper credit).
Deadline falls within October.
7. Merry Hearts Scholarship Foundation
The Merry Hearts Foundation offers Scholarship Education Fund to Empower the Nigerian Youths. The Foundation is structured to provide financial assistance in the form of a full scholarship to a student for the duration of their education prior to entering University.
Under the scholarship contract, the student's tuition and books are fully paid for provided that the student maintains a satisfactory academic record. Scholarship recipients are chosen based on their financial need, which is determined by the students' family income, family structure, and the total cost of attending the chosen school.
Students are also evaluated based on past academic performance.
A full application, including two letters of recommendation, one from the student's parent and the other from a school official or member of staff, a 500- word essay, the most current academic report and a photo ID must be received by the foundation in order for the student to be
considered for the scholarship award. Any student residing within the nation of Nigeria that is attending any pre-university (Secondary) institution is qualified to apply. The foundation encourage teachers and school officials to submit names of students whom they have
recognized to have more pressing need for the scholarship, although such nomination does not infer that the student will receive any preferential treatment during the selection process.
Visit Website for more details :http://www.merryhearts.org/aEcaEc11.
8. Gani Fawehinmi Scholarship Programme
Chief Gani Fawehinmi offers Scholarship Awards to 40 Nigerian students every year. Each scholarship winner receives One hundred Thousand Naira (N100, 000) for their education.
Criteria for Award:
* must be poor and indigent.
* must be registered students of Tertiary institutions in Nigeria i.e Universities, Polytechnics and College of Education.
* must have good academic performances.
Mode of Application:
*Each applicant should submit an application letter, not more than two pages. The letter must include the name of the candidate, course of study, year of study, state of origin, and why the candidate believes that he/she should be given the scholarship award.
* A photocopy of your current Identity card, A letter from your current Head of Department, including correct information of CGPA for the last academic semester, A letter from the Registrar certifying that the candidate is a student of such institution, A copy of the
candidates registration form for the current semester.
All the documents, are forwarded (by hand or by postal delivery) to:
Chief Gani Fawehinmi Scholarship Board,
cc/o Gani Fawehinmi Chambers,
35, Adeniran Ajao Road, Ajao Estate, Anthony Village, Lagos State.
P.O. Box 1114,
Deadline falls within March each year. Scholarship application are announced online or on National Dailies.
9. Nigerian Women Association of Georgia Scholarship Programme
The Nigerian Women Association of Georgia, Inc. U.S.A offers annual scholarship awards to 36 female students in Nigerian universities in the amount of Forty Thousand Naira (N40,000 as at 2009) - one winner from each state.
* An applicant must be a Nigerian female student, in a Nigerian University.
* Two paged Essay, type-written and double spaced. Essay topic to be given each year.
*A paragraph explaining why you NEED and should receive the scholarship.
* Current photograph of Applicant
* Photocopy of your University identity card.
* Letter of recommendation or letter attesting that you are a student, from your Dean, HOD or Dept. Secretary.
* Letter of introduction from, your Local Govt., Church or Mosque.
All applications should be mailed to:
Nigerian Women Association of Georgia, INC. USA
P. O. Box 14532, Atlanta
10. Nigerian Girls Scholarship Fund
In an effort to help eliminate some of the barriers that discourage or exclude girls from the benefits of basic and advanced education, PCNAF established a scholarship program for Nigerian girls in need of financial assistance to complete their secondary school education.
The scholarships are awarded to girls anywhere in Nigeria without reference to ethnic identity. The scholarship awards help to defray such school-related costs as tuition, books and living
expenses for up to three years. Any girl enrolled in the final level of free secondary school (grade 9) is eligible to apply. Recipients are chosen on the basis of high academic credentials, financial need, and commitment to community service. PCNAF collaborated with the Forum
for African Women Educationalists in Nigeria (FAWE-N), an in-country NGO, to implement the program.
11. BAT Nigeria Scholarship-for Undergraduate Students
In continuation of it's support for Nigeria's agricultural development, British American Tobacco - BAT Nigeria Limited, in conjuction with British American Tobacco Iseyin Agronomy Limited (BATIA), invites qualified Nigerian undergraduates to apply for the 2010/2011 BAT Nigeria/BATIA Undergraduate Scholarhip Program in Nigerian Universities.
BAT Nigeria Scholarship-for Undergraduate Students
12. Rivers State Government's Special Overseas Undergraduate Scholarship
The Rivers State Goverment, through the Rivers State Sustainable Development Agency [RSSDA] invites qualified candidates of Rivers State origin to apply for the State Government's Special Overseas Undergraduate Scholarship Programme for 2011/2012 academic year. For Engineering, Medical Sciences, Social Sciences (Excluding Law), Natural Sciences and Computer related studies.
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13. Federal Government of Nigeria Scholarship for Undergraduate and Postgraduate students
The Federal Government Scholarship Awards In Nigerian Universities, Colleges and Polytechnics
The Federal Government Scholarship is available for application for undergraduate and postgraduate students to study in Nigeria Higher Institutions. Application forms are available for collection in all Federal and State Universities, Polytechnics, Monotechnics and Colleges of Education. Scholarship applicants are advised to contact their institutions for collection and completion of the forms.
Undergraduate, HND & NCE Scholarship:
All applicants should be registered full-time students in their second year or above in recognized Federal and State Universities, Polytechnics, Monotechnics and Colleges of Education. They should also obtain a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 4.0 on a 5 point scale, or its equivalent in the previous academic year’s examinations.