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Shell Scholarship

The Shell Petroleum Development Company started its business operations in Nigeria in 1937 as Shell D’Arcy when it was granted an exploration license.

Recognizing education as a long term investment to bequeath to individuals, groups, and society in general, it started a scholarship scheme in 1957 that has stood the test of time.

Since then, Shell Petroleum Company of Nigeria Limited operated Joint Venture (SPDC-JV)  has doled out billions of naira in scholarships to Nigerian students.

In 2018 alone, approximately $5.9 million (1.78 billion) was invested in scholarships by SPDC-JV.

Every year, it has become a norm for Shell to award scholarships to students. A trend, it hopes to continue into the foreseeable future.

Shell Scholarships For High School

The Shell Nigeria Secondary School Scholarship Scheme is reserved for host communities in Abia, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Delta, Edo, Imo, and the Rivers States. These scholarships are awarded every year to about 2,600 secondary school students across the seven oil-rich states. The scholarship scheme serves to help successful recipients to pay their way through school.

Shell Scholarships For Tertiary Institutions

  • Shell Undergraduate Scholarships: The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (operator of the NNPC/Shell/TEPN/AGIP Joint Venture Scholarship Scheme offers first-year students in all Nigeria universities the opportunity to study with an annual grant from the SPDC-JV for the full duration of their course. The programme aims to promote academic excellence and improve the skills of young Nigerians. The Shell Undergraduate Scholarships for students in Nigerian Universities is subdivided into two categories: National Merit Award (NM) and Areas of Operations Merit Award (OM).
  • The National Merit Award (NM) is open to all Nigerians.
  • The Areas of Operations Merit Award (OM) is for Nigerians who are oncogenes of SPDC’s operational areas in Abia, Bayelsa, Delta, Imo and Rivers.

Niger Delta Postgraduate Scholarships

Applications are currently submitted for the Shell SNEPCo Postgraduate Scholarship for Nigerian Students to study in UK 2020 academic session.

The objective of the scheme is to provide an opportunity for qualifying students from any state and the federal capital territory to acquire a Master’s Degree in courses that are relevant to the oil and gas industry, with a specific focus on Geotechnical Engineering and Hydrography at renowned universities in the United Kingdom.

Shell Oil Company is offering the following scholarships for undergraduate and postgraduate students. Scroll down to see available scholarships.