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Latest Scholarship Opportunities for UI Students in 2021

Do you wish to study for free in the coming session? This piece is definitely for you.

Resumption day is around the corner. School fees have increased. Added to that, the proposed online semester is likely to consume plenty of data subscription fees. Are you thinking of a way to foot all these expenses? A scholarship award may be just what you need.

This post presents a list of scholarship awards currently open for application. It also contains information on available entrepreneurial grants, paid internships, and competitions. 

No matter what your interests are, there’s a piece of the cake for you. Stay tuned for more exciting details.

NOTE: This article contains only programs that are available for application as at the time of writing. 

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List of Documents You May Need for Application

The requirements for application differ from one scholarship program to the other. Some may be gender-specific, discipline-specific, age-specific, etc. Whatever the case, make sure you check out the details properly before applying.

After that, the next step is to prepare to submit the requested documents and info. Some offers may require you to write a short article on how the grant will help you. You should keep your composition genuine, concise, yet comprehensive.

Here is a list of possible documents you may need.

  • O’level result
  • Jamb result
  • Admission letter/proof of admission into the university
  • Your result for the last session
  • Letter of recognition from your department
  • Scanned passport photograph
  • A short write-up about how the grant will help you.

Academic Scholarships

This is the most common set known to students. Most benefactors shortlist entries based on applicants’ academic performance. After that, qualified candidates get invited for an interview. Your performance at the interview will then determine if you’ll get the scholarship. 

Most of the popular scholarships are currently not open. Here is a list of the opportunities that are presently available for application.

•> Federal Government Nationwide Scholarship

•> Berows International Scholarship Program Test (Bispt)

•> Young Innovators for Health Award

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Entrepreneurial Grants and Trainings

This set of scholarships provide grants and training to young and aspiring entrepreneurs in Nigeria. UItes and entrepreneurs who wish to learn more and scale-up their businesses can apply for any following.

•> Unilever Idea Trophy Business Competition– Deadline is 29th January 2021.

•> Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Program– Deadline for application is 31st March 2021.

•> MasterCard Foundation Scholarship Program for Young Africans

•> African Youth Empowerment Program (A.Y.E)– Closing Date not yet announced.

•> United Nations Academic Impact Millennium Fellowship

•> The Carrington Youth Fellowship Initiative (CYFI)– Deadline 5th February 2021.

Paid Internships

Internship programs are vital to boost employability and working experience. This section was included for the sake of the outgoing final year students who are now getting ready to join the labour force.

 The following list contains various opportunities now open for application. 

•> Standard Chattered Bank 2021 Global Graduate Internships

•> Access Bank PLC 2021 Internship Programs

•> Baker Huges 2021 Graduate Internships for Nigerians

•> Leap Africa Graduate NYSC Internship Programme 2021

•> Julius Berger Nigeria Internship in Industrial Engineering

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This section presents a list of writing contests currently available for entry. No doubt, their award money is also mouth-watering.

“You’ve still got the competitive spirit in you?” Why not give it a shot! Who knows, you may just be our next hero.

•> Crystal Muslim Organization Annual Essay Competition

•> BBC World Service International Podcast Competition

•> P&G CEO Challenge

•> UNCCD Capacity Development and Innovations Office (CDIO) Global Essay Competition

•> Online Entries for Caine Prize for African Writing 2021

Wrapping Up

There are numerous benefits of getting scholarships. The bragging right is number one. Just so you know, that isn’t for you alone; it is UI’s boast.

Besides that, the money helps you to focus solely on schoolwork. Also, the exposure and knowledge you’ll get in the process is priceless. Those are only a pinch of several other advantages. 

Which of these are you planning to apply for? Give it a shot and share with us in the comment section below.

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