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MTN NIGERIA FOUNDATION

Science & Technology Scholarship Scheme (6th Phase) Application for Scholarship

The MTN Nigeria Foundation Limited by Guarantee (MTNF
Ltd/ Gte) was established
by MTN Nigeria Communications Limited, in July 2004 to drive MTN Nigeria’s Corporate Social
Investment (C5I) initiatives aimed at improving the quality of life in communities across the country.
Under the MTNF Science and
Technology Scholarship Scheme, the Foundation has awarded scholarships to over 4,972 Science &
Technology students in public universities,
polytechnics and colleges of education across the six geo-political zones in Nigeria from inception to date. The scholarship award is worth
N200,000.00
{Two hundred Thousand Naira only) per student for the duration of one (1) academic year and
it covers tuition, book allowance and
stipend.
Application for the 2015/2016 session is now open and
500 successful applicants
will receive their awards during the 2015/2016 academic year.
Scholarships will also be renewed for the existing 1,380
students who have maintained
a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.5 or its equivalent (second class
upper/upper credit).
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.
New Scholarships will be made available to qualified and
successful candidates in all states across the
Federation including the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
1.     
Applicants from public Universities
and Colleges of Education in Nigeria must be full-time undergraduates in 200 level/2nd year.
2.      
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)
3.      
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 Higher National Diploma programme (HND).
4.       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 level/2nd year in a
public University
Only applications from
students studying one of the under-listed courses will be considered;
1.     
Accountancy/Accounting
2.     
Agric. Extension and Rural
Development
3.     
Agricultural Science
4.     
Agronomy
5.     
Animal Breeding and Genetics
6.     
Animal Nutrition
7.     
Animal Production and Health
8.     
Aquaculture and Fisheries
Management
9.     
Applied Physics
10. 
Architecture
11. 
Chemical Engineering
12. 
Civil Engineering
13. 
Computer and Electronics
14. 
Computer and Information Science
15. 
Computer and Mathematics
16. 
Computer Engineering
17. 
Computer Science
18.  
Electrical Engineering
19.  
Electrical/Electronics Engineering
20.  
Electronic and Computer Technology
21.  
Electronics Engineering
22.  
Engineering Physics
23.  
Industrial Mathematics
24.  
Industrial Physics
25.  
Information Technology
26.  
Mathematics
27.  
Mechanical Engineering
28.  
Metallurgical and Materials
Engineering
29.  
Petroleum and Gas Engineering
30.  
Physics Electronics
31.  
Geophysics
32.  
Physics/ Computational Modeling
33.  
Pure/Applied Physics
34.  
Statistics
35.  
Statistics and Computer Science
36.   System Engineering
METHOD OF
APPLICATION
Interested students who meet the above criteria should
please visit our
website at www.mtnonline.com/mtnfscholarship to complete and submit an online application
form:
•        
The application portal opens on Monday, August 17, 2015 and closes on Sunday, September 06, 2015.
Applicant’s details will be verified and shortlisted candidates will be invited for an
assessment test. They will be required to come
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 ID, International passport or Driver’s license)
•        
Duly signed letter from the relevant
Head of department in your school
•        
Admission letter from JAMB and
Institution of study
•        
Admission letter for the HND
programme(applies to Polytechnic students only)
GENERAL
INSTRUCTIONS
•        
Applications for the MTN Nigeria
Foundation Science and
Technology Scholarship Scheme can only be done online at
•        
Application closes on Sunday,
September 06, 2015.
•        
Incomplete applications will be
disregarded and cancelled
•        
Upon receipt of applications from
interested students, MTNF shall evaluate and shortlist qualifying students who will be subsequently invited for an
assessment test.
•        
Names of successful candidates
after the assessment test will be published in some National newspapers and they will also be contacted by the MTN Foundation via
email.
PLEASE NOTE THAT ONLY SHORTLISTED
CANDIDATES WILL BE
CONTACTED AND MTNF SHALL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR FINAL SELECTION OF SUCCESSFUL
AWARDEES.
For more information please visit our website at www.mtnonline.com/mtnfscholarship
Please note
that the MTN Foundation does not use any placement
agency and we do not charge
applicants an advance fee of any kind
(e.g. application fees,
placement fees,
test fees e.t.c)

Source-=  Vanguard, Friday, august 21, 2015 Page 48

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