Federal Government 2018 Scholarships Awards for Universities, Polytechnics and COE’s Students in Nigeria - Apply!

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The Nigerian Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu hereby invites applications from qualified Nigerian students in Nigerian public tertiary institutions to participate in the 2017/2018 selection interviews for scholarship awards tenable in Nigerian tertiary institutions.
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Application forms are available online at www.education.gov.ng and can be completed and printed by prospective candidates for endorsement by their HOD and Registrars of their institutions.

2. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
i. UNIVERSITY
UNDERGRADUATE: All applicants must be full-time students in their second year of study and above in Federal or State Universities, they must have a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 4.0 on a 5.0 point scale or its equivalent in the previous academic year’s examinations.

ii. HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA (HND): All applicants must be full-time students in their second year of study in any of the Federal or State Polytechnics or Monotechnics, they must have a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.5 on a 4 scale or its equivalent in the previous academic year’s examinations.

iii. NIGERIAN CERTIFICATE IN EDUCATION (NCE): All applicants must be full-time students in their second year of study and above in any Federal or State Colleges of Education and they must have a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.5 on a 4 point scale, or its equivalent in the previous academic year’s examinations.

iv POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP: Applicants must be registered full-time students of Federal or State universities and must have a minimum of second class Honours (Upper Division) in their 1st degree. 

3. METHOD OF APPLICATION: Completed application forms should be printed and submitted at the various interview centers alongside the following photocopies:

(i)                 Letter of admission to the institution
(ii)                Current Course Registration Form
(iii)              Student Identity Card
(iv)             Last sessional CGPA result
(v)               Letter of identification from State/Local Government of origin
(vi)             Two passport-size photographs with name fully written at the back

(a) Interview Dates: Northern States: (North East, North West & North Central): 19th - 23th March, 2018 Southern States: (South East, South West & South South): 26th - 30th March, 2018

(b) Interview venue: Federal Unity Colleges in each State Capital including FCT. Where there is no Unity School in the State Capital, candidates should contact: The Secretary, State Scholarship Board in that State.

4. INTERVIEW
S/NO.
ZONE
DATE
DURATION
VENUES
1.                   
NORTH EAST Adamawa, Borno, Bauchi, Gombe, Yobe and Taraba States
19TH – 23rd MARCH
MONDAY – SATURDAY Universities – Mon. & Tuesday Poly – Wednesday COE – Thursday Collation – Friday Departure - Saturday
FEDERAL GOVT. UNITY COLLEGE IN EACH STATE CAPITAL
2.                   
NORTH WEST Katsina, kaduna, Kano, Kebbi, Jigawa, Zamfara, Sokoto States
19TH – 23rd MARCH
MONDAY – SATURDAY Universities – Mon & Tuesday Poly – Wednesday COE – Thursday Collation – Friday Departure – Saturday
FEDERAL GOVT. UNITY COLLEGE IN EACH STATE CAPITAL
3.                   
NORTH CENTRAL Kogi, Plateau, Benue, Kwara, Niger, Nasarawa States and FCT
19TH – 23rd MARCH
MONDAY – SATURDAY Universities. – Mon. & Tuesday Poly. – Wednesday COE - Thursday Collation - Friday Departure- Saturday
FEDERAL GOVT. UNITY COLLEGE IN EACH STATE CAPITAL
4.                   
SOUTH –EAST Anambra Imo, Enugu, Abia and Ebonyi States
26TH – 30TH MARCH
MONDAY – SATURDAY Universities – Mon & Tuesday Poly – Wednesday COE – Thursday Collation – Friday Departure – Saturday
FEDERAL GOVT. UNITY COLLEGE IN EACH STATE CAPITAL
5.                   
SOUTH-SOUTH Rivers, Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Edo and Delta States
26TH – 30TH MARCH
MONDAY – SATURDAY Universities - Mon. & Tuesday Poly – Wednesday COE – Thursday Collation – Friday Departure – Saturday
FEDERAL GOVT. UNITY COLLEGE IN EACH STATE CAPITAL
6.                   
SOUTH WEST Lagos, Oyo, Ogun. Ondo, Osun and Ekiti States
26TH – 30TH MARCH
MONDAY – SATURDAY Universities – Mon. & Tuesday Poly – Wednesday COE – Thursday Collation – Friday Departure - Saturday
FEDERAL GOVT. UNITY COLLEGE IN EACH STATE CAPITAL

Note:
i)                  All qualified candidates who have completed their prescribed application forms for the Nigerian Awards scholarship should attend selection interviews as scheduled in paragraph 4 above;
ii)               Application forms that are incorrect, incompletely filled or without the necessary documents will not be processed;
iii)              All Application forms must be duly signed and stamped by their HOD and Registrar Candidates must attend interviews with the following: 
           a. Writing materials such as pen, HB pencil and eraser. 
           b. Originals of certificates for screening
iv)               Interview starts by 8.00a.m. Daily.
v)                Candidates are advised to adhere strictly to the interview schedule.

Correspondences should be addressed to: - The Director/Secretary Federal Scholarship Board FME Annex, Opp. Arewa Suites Central Business District Abuja Kindly check www.education.gov.ng from time to time for possible changes or additional information.


PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS PARTICULAR APPLICATION DOES NOT ATTRACT ANY PROCESSING FEE. THEREFORE, BEWARE OF FRAUDSTERS! 

For further inquiries, please call: 08091155229, 07069260730 between 9.00 am to 4.00 pm Monday to Friday. Email: fsb2011@gmail.com, fsb@education.gov.ng


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