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MTN FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP (2021) FOR NIGERIAN STUDENTS (UNDERGRADUATES)

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MTN FOUNDATION SCOLARSHIP SCHEME

INTRO

Studying hard and getting good grades has many rewards, scholarship is one of the rewards. For many Nigerian students, life as an undergraduate is not easy, getting good grades is one of the ways students can help themselves in ameliorating financial hardships and MTN Foundation Scholarship is here to help in this regard.

MTN FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME

MTN FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME

The telecommunication giant, MTN has announced the commencement of the MTN Foundation Scholarship (2021 edition). The scholarship is for full-time Nigerian undergraduates studying in any of the public tertiary institutions (Universities, polytechnics and colleges of education) in Nigeria.

The scholarship is a monetize incentive for hardworking Nigerian students who have done well in their first two years in higher institution(300 level), if you have calculated your CGPA at the end of your second year and you did well, congratulations! because the MTN foundation scholarship is for your likes, read along to learn what to do.

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ABOUT MTN FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

The MTN Foundation Scholarship is a part of CSR organized by the largest telecommunication company in Africa for undergraduates students in any public tertiary institution in Nigeria.

The opportunity serves as a financial aid for undergraduates who have done well academically in their first two years in school and it is open to third year students till graduation.

MTN is not only the largest telecommunication company in Africa in terms of network reach and users(subscribers), they are also one of the biggest companies in Africa with huge and robust corporate social responsibility ranging from scholarships to prize gifts, sponsored TV programs all over Africa.

There are lots of testimonials from past winners of the MTN foundation scholarship which have proven to stand the test of time, allschoolsinfo.com has decided to explain in detail the steps on how to apply for the 2021 MTN Foundation Scholarship, so take your time and go through this post diligently to apply.

The MTN Foundation Scholarship is of three categories, which are:

1. The MTN Science and Technology Scholarship Scheme (MTN STSS) and

2. The MTN Scholarship Scheme for Blind Students (MTN SSBS).

3. The MTN top 10 UTME scholarship scheme.

Briefly on the MTN top 10 UTME scholarship scheme is newly launched in 2021. Which is for the best 10 utme candidates as announced by JAMB. The scholarship is for the students from their first year in school till graduation while ensuring they keep up with the minimum requirements of the scholarship.

The MTN top 10 utme scholarship worth 200,000 Naira per year irrespective of the tertiary institution attended by the candidates.

The first two are a subcategory of the Youth Empowerment Cause of the MTN foundation. They in their 10th and 8th year of existence consecutively.

CRITERIA TO WIN THE MTN FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP (2021)

Undergraduates from 300 level with cumulative grade point average (CGPA) 3.5 and above are the only qualified students to apply for the scholarship, qualified candidates must maintain the 3.5 CGPA till graduation for them to continue enjoying it.

Candidates who do not meet the requirements should not bother apply as whatever information given by them will definitely be cross checked by the MTN foundation scholarship from their tertiary institutions.

After the online application, students will be required to write exams, 500 candidates with the best performance will be given the scholarship which will cover book allowance, tuition and other allowances.

The scholarship is solely for undergraduates studying science and technological related courses, the names of successful candidates will be published in the national dailies and other media outlets, mails will also be sent to successful candidates on their registered email with the portal.

ELIGIBLE COURSES FOR THE MTN FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

As stated earlier, the scholarship is for 300 level undergraduates studying science and technological related courses in any of the public tertiary institutions (Universities, polytechnics and colleges of education) in Nigeria. For undergraduates of other faculties, check this website regularly as we shall post on scholarship opportunities for non science students soon.

Examples of the science and technological related courses are:

Computer and Information Science, Computer and Mathematics, Computer Engineering,Applied Physics, Architecture, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer and Electronics, Computer Science, Physics/ Computational Modeling, Pure/ Applied Physics, Statistics, Statistics and Computer Science, System Engineering, Petroleum and Gas Engineering, Physics Electronics, Geophysics, Electrical Engineering, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Electronics and Computer Technology, Electronics Engineering, Agric. Extension and Rural Development, Agricultural Science, Agronomy, Animal Breeding and Genetics, Animal Nutrition, Animal Production and Health, Aquaculture and Fisheries Management, Engineering Physics, Industrial Mathematics, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Physics, Information Technology, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, industrial chemistry etc.

It is worthy of note that the list is not exclusive, there are many other science and technological related courses not mentioned in the list above e.g courses in colleges of education, life Sciences courses and others.

Undergraduates studying Accountancy/Accounting can apply because strangely some tertiary institutions categorize it under technology or sciences. However you must be sure your school will corroborate your claims during verification so as for you not to be disqualified.

ELIGIBLE NATIONALITY

The conditions for eligibility are simple, for you to be qualified for the scholarship, you have to be:

1. In 300 level

2. Have cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.5 or above.

3. An undergraduate student of any public Nigerian Tertiary institution either university, polytechnic or college of education.

4. Studying science or technological related course.

5. All nationalities studying in Nigerian public tertiary institution.

MTN Foundation Scholarship Prize

The gift for successful applicants is ₦200,000 annually till year of graduation provided the student maintains the minimum of 3.5 and above cumulative grade point average (CGPA) and it’s equivalent in polytechnics and colleges of education.

Undergraduates who maintained the academic feat till graduation are also enlisted in the MTN foundation Alumni membership which increases their chances of securing job with MTN after graduation.

ELIGIBILITY INTO THE MTN FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

The following requirements are to be met before candidates can be considered for examination:

1. Applicants must be student of a tertiary institution in Nigeria.

2. Must be 300 level or HND1 or NCE 3 student in either of university, polytechnic or college of education respectively.

3. Must be a full-time student

4. Must have minimum of second class lower (2.1) for University, while minimum of 3.0 CGPA i.e upper credit for students from public polytechnics and its equivalent for NCE undergraduates.

After reading the requirements diligently, next is the steps involved in application, we are there already.

How To Apply for MTN Foundation Scholarship (2021)

Visit MTN Foundation Scholarship portal and input the required data.

Blind students should visit here for application.

The mode of application is online and absolutely free but documents like the following will be required for uploading.

MTN FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME

MTN FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME

MTN FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME

MTN FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME (BLIND STUDENTS)

1. Admission letter either from JAMB or your school.

Read: How to Print Your JAMB Admission Letter

2. Your Student ID card

3. Any other ID card e.g Voters card, international passport, driver’s license or national ID card.

4. Recent passport photographs.

DEDLINE: All entries close August 15th, 2021.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1. When will the application end?

Answer: Application for the MTN Foundation Scholarship ends August 15th,2021.

2. Is the application ongoing?

Answer: Yes, application started in July and ends, August 15th.

3. Can a polytechnic or NCE student apply?

Answer: Yes, HND1 and NCE3 students are eligible.

4. Will exam be written?

Answer: Yes, and 500 best candidates will be picked.

5. How much is the prize?

Answer: &₦200,000 yearly till graduation in as much you maintain the requirements.

6. My O’level grades are not great, what are my chances?

Answer: WAEC results are not considered.

7. When will the results be out?

Answer: Going by previous year’s outcomes, most likely between August and September.

8. How will I know if I chosen?

Answer: Names of successful applicants will be published in the newspaper as well as mails been sent to them. Applicants are advised to check their mails regularly including spam box.

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Have you found this useful, there are other scholarships programmes for undergraduates like:

  1. Addax/NNPC
  2. Shell SPDC
  3. NPDC/SEPLAT
  4. Total E&P
  5. Agbami medical and Engineering professional scholarship
  6. PTDF SCHOLARSHIP (OVERSEAS & LOCAL)
  7. JIM OVIA SCHOLARSHIP BOTH GRADUATES AND UNDERGRADUATES CATEGORIES
  8. EXXON- MOBIL UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP
  9. BEA Awards for Nigerians to Study Abroad
  10. Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) Undergraduate Scholarships
  11. SNEPco National Merit University Award Scheme
  12. BAT Iseyin Agronomy (BATIA) Undergraduate Scholarship
  13. Nigeria Women Association of Georgia (NWAG) (Undergraduates Female Students Scholarship)

All of these we shall write about immediately the commencement of their application is announced. Always visit allschoolsinfo.com and subscribe to our newsletter to get scholarship opportunity updates immediately as they become available.

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Good luck as you apply, we wait to read your success story. Do not hesitate to use the comment box below for clarifications and assistance.

Cheers!

Hi, I'm Ogundare Abdulahi, an educator, content developer and web programmer. I love helping people and disseminating information. At my leisure time, I like reading and surfing the web.

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