Imagine getting up to #200,000 to support your upkeep in school apart from the regular stipend from home? Awesome right?
Well, Many Nigerian undergraduate students are unaware of the long list of scholarships available to them. Whereas, some of the educational funding opportunities could even sustain you throughout your entire studentship.
Many of the scholarships for undergraduate students has been put in place by organizations, agencies, and governments in the bid to promote education and encourage students, hence, they barely require you to pay for application nor demand herculean processes of applications.
In this article, I will be informing you about some of the scholarships and other opportunities that could help you to generate funds as an undergraduate student in Nigeria.
Stanbic IBTC Undergraduate Scholarship
Stanbic IBTC in the continuance of its goal to support the dreams and aspirations of Nigerian youths has this annual scholarship to students who are about starting their undergraduate studies in Nigeria.
This scholarship is open to students who have been offered provisional admission by any state or federal government-owned university in Nigeria.
To be eligible for this scholarship, you must score above 200 in UTME. This scholarship is open to all discipline but preferences would be given to courses such as Data Science, Business Analytics, Economics, Accounting, Finance, IT, and so on.
WAAW Foundation’s Annual Scholarship Programme
WAAW (Working to Advance Science and Technology Education for African Women) Foundation is an international non-profit organization founded in 2007. This scholarship is one of its initiatives to increase the number of females in science and technology in Africa.
It is open to female students who are studying pure sciences, engineering, and technology-related courses except for Medicine and Surgery, and who are currently in their second or third year (for courses that has five-year duration)
The application is currently open and you can see a related article on how to apply for WAAW Foundation’s Annual Scholarship Programme 2020
CIPM Annual Essay Competition
Chartered Institute of Personnel Management has the annual essay competition aimed at promoting scholarship among undergraduates in Nigeria.
The application for this competition is open to every Nigerian undergraduate student regardless of the level of education or course of study.
The application procedures include preparing a well-research essay paper which is the major requirement for entry.
This previous publication would offer helpful insights on CIPM Essay Competition
The Policy Essay Competition
The Policy essay competition was conceived as a platform for the grooming and harvesting of ideas on solving some of Nigeria’s developmental challenges from its youth population.
This competition accepts applications from all Nigerian undergraduates without any discrimination.
This publication would help you to understand the application procedures and how to apply for the Policy Essay Competition easily
While the government and other stakeholders are working toward reopening schools, you can seize the day to apply for either of those opportunities to generate more funds to support your education.
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