NNPC/ESSO Scholarship Award For Post-Graduate 2015

2015 NNPC/ESSO Postgraduate Scholarship Awards

Since
1974, ExxonMobil upstream affiliates in Nigeria – Esso Exploration and
production Nigeria Limited (EEPNL) and Mobil Producing Nigeria (MPN)
have supported the education of thousands of Nigerian students through
the Companies’ various scholarship schemes.

International and National Post Graduate Scholarship Awards

These
programs are sponsored by Esso Exploration and Production Nigeria
Limited (EEPNL) in production sharing contract with the Nigerian
National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), with Shell Nigeria Exploration
and Production Company (SNEPCO) as co-venturer. The awards, which focus
on Geosciences and Engineering disciplines are part of efforts at
developing people for rewarding and productive careers in the petroleum
industry. To qualify for the scheme: International Post Graduate Scholarship Awards: The
candidates must have a first degree (First Class or Second Class Upper
Division in Geosciences or Engineering disciplines obtained from a
Nigerian university, provisional admission for a Master’s degree program
in any of the above stated disciplines in any reputable Foreign University
for the international post graduate award. The candidates must also be
among the top performers in the selection tests and interviews
conducted.
National Post Graduate Scholarship Awards: The
candidates must have a first degree (First Class or Second Class Upper
Division in Geosciences or Engineering disciplines obtained from a
Nigerian university, provisional admission for a Master’s degree program
in any of the above stated disciplines in a recognized Nigerian University
for the national post graduate award. The candidates must also be among
the top performers in the selection tests and interviews conducted.

As at 2014,
a total of 123 young Nigerians have been sponsored for international
post graduate studies since 1994, while another 159 persons have gone
through similar programs in Nigerian universities since 2007. Other
schemes sponsored by this partnership include the NNPC/MPN Undergraduate
Scholarship Awards . These scholarship programs are amongst
several initiatives by the ExxonMobil upstream subsidiary companies
EEPNL and MPN), along with the respective partners and co-venturer, to
help build capacities of young and brilliant Nigerians and further boost
pool of qualified manpower for career opportunities in Nigeria and
abroad. 

Requirement/Eligibility,

In continuation of efforts to provide opportunities
for developing careers in the petroleum industry, Esso Exploration and
Production Nigeria Limited (EEPNL) is offering Scholarships to
outstanding Nigerian graduates wishing to pursue post-graduate studies in the under listed disciplines:

  • Geosciences
  • Engineering (Petroleum, Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical, Electronics, Civil/Structural, Pipeline, Marine and Subsea)

Eligibility:

To qualify, applicants MUST:

1. Must be a graduate from a Nigerian University
2.
Must possess a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of second class upper
division in any of the listed Engineering and Geosciences disciplines.
3. Must
have provisional admission to undertake full-time postgraduate study at
a reputable foreign University (MSc or MEng) in the 2015/2016 academic
session.
4. Specialization in Geophysics would be an advantage.

The
EEPNL scholarship award applies to tuition, books, accommodation and
living expenses for the duration of the selected course of study.
Please note:

  • Application closes Midnight, Tuesday 9th June, 2015.
  • Shortlisted Candidates will be contacted with details of the qualifying test via SMS text and Email.
  • Employees of ExxonMobil Subsidiary companies in Nigeria and their dependents are not eligible for this Scholarship.

How to Apply
Before you start this application

1. Ensure you have clear scanned copies of the following documents:

  • Passport photograph (with white background not more than 3 months old)
  • Valid ID card
  • Proof of provisional admission for Postgraduate Study into any reputable university
  • First Degree Certificate
  • Birth Certificate
  • Current Curriculum Vitae

2. Ensure you label these scanned documents accordingly, to avoid mixing up documents during upload.

3. Ensure you attach the right documents in the appropriate upload section.

To apply, Follow the steps below:

1.      Click on “Apply Now” tab.
2.      Click on “Register Now” to create an account. 
3.      Proceed to your email box to activate your account 
4.      Click on www.scholastica.ng to return to Scholarship site 
5.      Enter your registered email and password to upload your information. 
6.     
Enter your personal information, National Identification Number (if
available), educational information, other information and upload
required scanned documents. 
7.      Ensure the name used in
application matches the names on all documentation in same order. Upload
a sworn affidavit or certificate if otherwise. 
8.      Ensure you view all documents after uploading, to eliminate errors during uploading. 
9.      When asked to upload photo, upload a pass-port photograph with a white background. 
10.  Recheck application information to avoid errors 
11.  Click “Apply Now” to submit information at http://scholastica.ng/schemes/nnpceepnl or return to the home page www.scholastica.ng and select the 2015 NNPC/ESSO Postgraduate Scholarship Awards to be redirected to the application page]12.  You will receive an email that confirms your application was successful. 
13.  Return to www.scholastica.ng, enter your Email and Password to download your profile and proceed to have your referee to sign the document. 
14.  Upload a scanned copy of the signed profile, this would be used for verification. 
15.  If National Identification Number (NIN) number was not available in step 6, to obtain your National Identification Number (NIN) 
       o    Visit http://ninenrol.gov.ng to register and learn more about the National Identity Number   
       o    Click “Create Account” and fill in the required  fields   
       o    Login with Email and Password to complete the form   
       o    After completion, schedule a date for photo and finger print capture   
       o    Visit any of the capture centers https://www.nimc.gov.ng/?q=nin-registration-centres  to complete the registration process and obtain your National Identity Number   
       o    You can also do your total registration at the NIMC office 
16.  Return to www.scholastica.ng/  and update application with National Identification Number (NIN) to ensure completion  NOTE:                                                                                                              

  1. Multiple applications shall lead to disqualification
  2. You must apply before you begin verification of your application details.

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