Scholarship Name: Atiku Abubakar Special Scholarship
Nigerian former Vice president, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar is offering Essay based scholarship for Nigerian Undergraduate or postgraduate student to study in Nigeria or Overseas 2013
Eligible Field of Study
Alhaji Atiku Abubakar is offering undergraduate and postgraduate scholarship to Nigerian students. The scholarship is tenable in Nigeria higher institutions and overseas, and will reasonably cover tuition and board.
Scholarship Offered Since: 2013
Scholarship Type: Undergraduate and Postgraduate scholarship
Selection Criteria and Eligibility
To qualify for consideration for the scholarship applicants should submit an essay on the topic:
More Learning to More People: How can Nigeria be more innovative in bridging its literacy and skills gap?
Entries must be in English, and be between 2,000 and 5,000 words.
Entrants must be Nigerian citizens who are currently undergoing, or have been admitted into, a course of study at undergraduate or postgraduate level at a government-approved institution of learning within or outside Nigeria
It will be the responsibility of applicants to reasonably prove that they possess valid letters or offers of admission, or other evidence of studentship. Successful candidates who are unable to prove this will have their scholarship offers revoked.
Entrants must avoid plagiarism and should be prepared to present themselves for an oral defence of their work (should the need arise). Plagiarism will result in instant disqualification of the affected entry.
Essays will be judged for grammar, clarity, coherence and a focus on solutions. (While it is important to highlight the problems and challenges of education in Nigeria, the essay should primarily focus on innovative problem-solving)
Number of Scholarships: Only one scholarship will be awarded. There will however be consolation prizes for up to two other entrants.
Value of Scholarship: Scholarship will cover tuition and boarding fees
Duration of Scholarship: For the duration of study
Eligible Countries: Nigeria
To be taken at (country): Nigerian higher institution or overseas
Application Deadline: All essays should be submitted on or before August 31, 2013.
Offered annually? Yes
How to Apply
Essays, containing between 2,000 and 5,000 words, should be emailed as Microsoft Word documents to[email protected]
The first page of the essay document should include the following:
- Entrants Name & Date of Birth
- Entrants Contact Details (Valid email address and phone number)
- Entrants Institution (with full institution address included), Course of Study, Year of Entry, and Student Number (Also specifying whether Undergraduate or Postgraduate)
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Sponsors: Nigeria’s former vice president Alhaji Atiku Abubakar
The Judges’ decision is final and will not be subject to appeal or litigation.
Essays should be in a legible font (font size 12); 1.5-spaced or double-spaced
All pages should be properly numbered.