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Friday, October 12, 2012

MTN Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship – 2012/2013

The MTN Nigeria Foundation Limited by Guarantee (MTNF) was established by MTN Nigeria Communications Limited, in July 2004 to drive MTN Nigeria’s Corporate Social Investment (CSI) initiatives aimed at improving the quality oflife in communities across the country. Under the MTNF Science and Technology Scholarship Scheme, the Foundation currently provides financial support to 1,015 Science and Technology students in public universities, polytechnics and colleges of education across the six geopolitical zones in Nigeria, and has awarded approximately N500m to date to nearly 2,500 students. The scholarship award is worth N200,000.00 (Two hundred Thousand Naira only) per student for the duration of one academic year and it covers tuition, book allowance and stipend. MTN Nigeria Foundation Science and Technology Scholarship Scheme 4th Phase Applications are hereby invited for the 2012/2013 session. Following the applications, 1500 students will be shortlisted for the assessment test to be held in 3 centres in the North, East and West of the country. The top scoring 500 candidates from the assessment test will be awarded scholarships and will receive their awards during the 2012/2013 academic year. Scholarships will also be renewed for the existing 1,015 students provided they have maintained a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.5 or its equivalent (second class upper/upper credit). Geographic Coverage New scholarships will be made available to qualified and successful candidates in all states across the Federation including the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Project Objective The MTN Foundation Science Technology Scholarship seeks to attract high performing second year students studying full time in public tertiary institutions in Nigeria. The scholarship is aimed at recognizing and rewarding academic excellence while providing financial assistance to students who might otherwise be unable to pay for their tertiary education. Eligibility 1.) Applicants from public Polytechnics must have a minimum Grade Point Average GPA) of 3.0 (upper credit) from the Ordinary National Diploma OND programme and must have secured admission into the Highest National Diploma programme (HND). 2.) Direct entry level students must have a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA of 3.0 (upper credit) from the OND programme and must have secured admission into 200 lever/ 2nd year in a public University. 3.) Applicants from public Universities and Colleges of Education in Nigeria must be full time undergraduates in 200 level/2nd year. 4.) Applicants from public Universities and Colleges of Education must have a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average CGPA) score of 3.5 or its equivalent (2:1) Courses of Study Only Applications from students studying one of the underlisted courses will be considered • Computer Science • Electrical Engineering • Electrical/Electronics Engineering • Electronics and Computer Technology • Electronics Engineering • Engineering Physics • Geophysics • Industrial Mathematics • Industrial Physics • Information Technology • Mathematics • Mechanical Engineering • Metallurgical and Materials Engineering • Petroleum and Gas Engineering • Physics Electronics • Physics/ Computational Modeling • Pure/ Applied Physics • Statistics • Statistics and Computer Science • System Engineering • Accountancy/Accounting • Agric. Extension and Rural Development • Agricultural Science • Agronomy • Animal Breeding and Genetics • Animal Nutrition • Animal Production and Health • Aquaculture and Fisheries Management • Applied Physics • Architecture • Chemical Engineering • Civil Engineering • Computer and Electronics • Computer and Information Science • Computer and Mathematics • Computer Engineering Closing Date Registration closes on Monday, October 29, 2012. General Instructions Applications for the MTNF Science and Technology Scholarship Scheme can only be done online at MTN's Site • Incomplete applications will be disregarded and cancelled • Upon receipt of applications from interested students, MNF shall evaluate and shortlist qualifying students who will be subsequently invited for an assessment test. • Names of successful candidates will be published in national newspapers and they will also be contacted by MTNF by email Application Method Interested students who meet the aforementioned criteria should complete and submit an online application form on this website: • The application portal opens on Friday, October 12, 2012 and closes on Monday, October 29, 2012. Applicant’s details will be verified and shortlisted candidates will be invited for an assessment test . They will be required to attend with two recent passport photographs, as well as the original and photocopy of the following documents listed below valid student identity card • Any other means of identification (National I.D, International passport or Driver’s license • Duly signed letter from the relevant Head of department in their respective schools • Admission letter from Joint Matriculations and Admissions Board (JAMB) and Institutions of study • Admission letter for the HND programme (applies to Polytechnic students only)