List of scholarship open to Nigerians

Scholarships provide the much needed financial assistance to enable students acquire the education/qualification needed to enter the workforce and contribute to societal development. Without scholarship, most students struggle with raising funds for school fees, lodging, books and welfare and sometimes have to take odd jobs which may constitute a distraction and consequently lead to poor grades.

This article covers list of scholarships available to Nigerians; their eligibility, deadline, prize and how to apply.The Shell Scholarship 2021 (SPDC Award for young Nigerians)

This is a great opportunity for students from host communities and other Nigerians to take care of the financial cost of their university education. This is an awesome scholarship open to Nigerians.


1. Be a Nigerian citizen, currently registered in an accredited university in Nigeria

2. Have a minimum of 7 o/levels credits, including mathematics and English

3. Have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 at the time of application


Shell scholarship offer the sum of one hundred and fifty thousand

(150,000) per annum.

How to apply

1. Go to the company’s official website for a free online application; ensure to enter a working personal email.

2. Scan copies of letters of identification. These letters should be addressed to the manager, social investment , shell petroleum development company port Harcourt and should be stamped or signed by:

The leader of the community; and 

The chairman of the community development or executive council


Yet to be made public, check the company’s official website for current update.

MTN Foundation Scholarship 2021

This is a unique scholarship opportunity with offer that continues until graduation as long as the student is able to maintain the minimum required cumulative grade point average. This scholarship is open to Nigerians as well as students from Ghana and other countries.


Candidate must be a 200 or 300 level student at the time of application.

Direct entry student must have a CGPA of 3.0 from OND results


The scholarship is currently worth around two hundred thousand naira per annum.

How to apply

Simply visit the official website to begin the registration process. 

Requirement includes:

1. Two recent passport photographs 

2. Photocopy and original copy of a valid student ID card

3. JAMB  admission letter

4. For HND  students, admission letter for the HND


All entries are scheduled to closed by August 15, 2021

Commonwealth Scholarship 2021

This is an ongoing scholarship for Nigerians intending to undertake their postgraduate training program in the UK, as part of UK’s commitment to common wealth.

The Nigerian ministry of education therefore invite eligible students for the Commonwealth Scholarship 2021 and Fellowship Opportunities.


1. Must be a citizen and resident of Nigeria

2. Must possess first class or second class upper division from first degree

3. NYSC discharge certificate or exception certificate

4. Must demonstrate financial need 


The commonwealth scholarship is a fully funded scholarship that covers the entire duration of the program

How to apply

Application is done online at the official website. 


· Scanned copy of passport

· Academic transcript

· University degree certificate

· Two letters of references

· Admission letter if available


The scholarship is currently ongoing; deadline for online registration is 18 January 2022. Visit the official website for any current update. 

AOS Orwell 2021-2022 Undergraduates Scholarship

AOS Orwell is an indigenous oilfield servicing company in River state Nigeria. As part of her social responsibility, AOS Orwell is inviting eligible Nigerians to her 2021-2022 undergraduate scholarship. 


Applicant must be a 200 level engineering student in River state university


· Be a Nigerian citizen

· Currently in 200 level

· Student of river state university

· Engineering student

· Have a CGPA of 3.5

· Not be a beneficiary of other scholarship

How to apply

Application is to be done through the official website of the company.


August 15 2021


Schools and government policies fail to take into cognisant indigent students incapable of footing the financial requirement of education. The above list of scholarship is aimed at lessening that burden and allowing student the freedom to study at the University of their desire without having to fear the cost implications.

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