Top 15 Scholarships for Nigerian Students 2018

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A scholarship is a grant or money given to students as support in footing their school bills.

In Nigeria, there are numerous scholarship opportunities available for undergraduate and postgraduate students alike.

These offers are mostly sponsored by top oil and gas companies, multi-national companies, governments and private philanthropic foundations.
Below is a compilation of the top 15 scholarship opportunities for Nigerian students in 2018 with details of each scholarship.

In no particular order, see the list below: Top 15 Scholarships for Nigerian Students 2018

Top 15 Scholarships for Nigerian Students 2018

1. Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) Scholarship

The Nigerian LNG company awards scholarships to suitable and deserving students in different Nigerian universities every year. This scholarship is unarguably the highest scholarship in Nigeria.
Level: 100 level
Worth: N300,000 every year till graduation.

2. Agbami Scholarship

The Agbami scholarship is sponsored by chevron and its Agbami partners. This scholarship is for medical and engineering students in various universities.
Level: 100 and 200L.
Worth: N200,000 and N100,000 for medical students and engineering students respectively.

3. PTDF Scholarships Programme (Nigeria and Oversea)

The Nigerian Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources offers the “PTDF Scholarship Scheme” to suitably qualified Nigerian Undergraduates, Masters and PhD students.
Worth: N150,000 plus a brand new laptop.

4. Federal Government Scholarship

The Federal Government through the Ministry of Education offers Nigerian Scholarship Awards Tenable in Nigerian Tertiary Institutions to Postgraduate, Undergraduate, HND and NCE students of Nigerian origin.
Worth: N150,000 for University students and N100,000 for NCE students.

5. MTN Scholarship

As part of their corporate social responsibility, the telecom giant, MTN, awards numerous scholarships to Nigerian undergraduate students studying certain science and technology courses in different parts of the country.
Worth: N200,000 every year till graduation. Level: 200L.

6. Nnpc/chevron Scholarship

Chevron in collaboration with the Nigerian national petroleum company, awards hundreds of national scholarships to Nigerian undergraduate students every year.
The scholarship is tenable in Nigeria only and is valid for 4 years subject to good academic performance.
Worth: N100,000 every year till graduation. Level: 200L.

7. Nnpc/Total E & P Scholarship

Total oil and gas company partners with the Nnpc to award numerous merit scholarships to Nigerian students in different universities in Nigeria. The scholarship is tenable in Nigeria only.
Worth: N150,000 every year till graduation.
Level: 100 and 200 levels.

8. Jim Ovia Foundation Scholarship

The philanthropic founder of Zenith Bank plc, Chief Jim Ovia, through his foundation, awards hundreds of scholarships to Nigerian undergraduate students from different parts of the country.
Chief Jim Ovia has invested well over 150,000,000 in this scheme in over 10 years. He is a very patriotic Nigerian who gives awards devoid of tribal sentiments.
Worth: N150, 000 every year till graduation. Level: all levels.

9. Nnpc/Addax Scholarship

The Nnpc through its joint venture with addax petroleum awards a number of meritorious scholarships to qualified and deserving Nigerian undergraduate students every year.
Worth: N100,000 every year till graduation. Level: 100L.

10. Exxon Mobil Scholarship

The Exxon mobil petroleum company in fulfillment of its corporate social responsibility awards hundreds of scholarships to undergraduates of Nigerian origin. The award is only tenable in Nigeria.
Worth: N75,000 every year till graduation.
Level: 100 and 200 levels.

11. Shell (SPDC) Scholarship

The Shell petroleum development company in partnership with the Nigerian national petroleum company awards national scholarships to Nigerian undergraduate students every year. The scholarship is tenable in Nigeria only.
Worth: N100,000 every year till graduation. Level: 100L

12. Nnpc/Seplat JV Scholarship

Seplat Petroleum Company in collaboration with the Nigerian national petroleum company awards national scholarships to Nigerian undergraduate students every year.
The scholarship is tenable in Nigeria; it is valid for 4 years and subject to good academic performance.
Worth: N150,000 every year till graduation.
Level: 200 level and above.

13. Nnpc/Snepco Scholarship

Every year, the Nnpc through its joint venture with snepco petroleum awards a number of meritorious scholarships to qualified and deserving Nigerian undergraduate students every year.
Worth: N150,000 every year till graduation. Level: 200L

14. Gani Fawehinmi Scholarship

The late legal Icon often called “senior advocate of the masses” has a scholarship instituted in his honour and memory. Every year, the Gani fawehinmi scholarship board awards meritorious scholarships to Nigerian students from different parts of the country.
Worth: N100,000 Levels: all levels.

15. Nnpc/Agip National Scholarship

The Agip petroleum company in partnership with the Nigerian national petroleum company awards national scholarships to Nigerian undergraduate students every year. The scholarship is tenable in Nigeria only.
WORTH: N100,000 every year till graduation. LEVEL: 100L.

Sourced from: Scholarsarena.net



Uzonna Anele
Anele is a web developer and a Pan-Africanist who believes bad leadership is the only thing keeping Africa from taking its rightful place in the modern world.

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