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FG announces scholarship awards for Nigerian tertiary students, sets criteria

The federal government of Nigeria has announced its scholarship awards for tertiary students in the country.

The announcement was made by the Federal Ministry of Education on Wednesday night, April 2, 2024, in a statement signed by Mrs Didi Esther Walson-Jack, the ministry’s Permanent Secretary.

Tagged, “2023/2024 FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS (NIGERIAN SCHOLARSHIP AND EDUCATION BURSARY AWARD)”, the Federal Ministry of Education invited interested and qualified Nigerians to participate in the 2023/2024 Nigerian Scholarship Award (NSA) and Education Bursary Award (EBA) tenable in Nigerian Public Tertiary Institutions.

All applicants must be full-time students of any tertiary institution in the country.

The ministry stated,

All qualified candidates were advised to visit the Federal Ministry of Education’s website and click on Federal Scholarship Board ICON on the Home Page.

They are expected to read the guidelines and then complete the Application Form online and print the completed Form.

The ministry warned that a double Application would be disqualified.

The degrees listed for scholarship are Science and Technology, Medicine and Medical Sciences, Education, Agriculture, Liberal Arts/Social/Management Sciences, Entrepreneurial Studies, Information and Communication Technology, Environmental Sciences and Law.

In addition, the education set out the criteria for the Bursary Award as follows:

Applicants MUST be registered students studying Education in Nigerian Colleges of Education and Universities. Applicants must be full-time students.

“All applicants including Persons with disabilities must be in their second year or above.

“A beneficiary of any subsisting scholarship is not eligible.

“Awards are tenable in Nigeria and take effect from the beginning of the academic session.

“No Award shall be held at the same time with another Award nor for part-time studies.

“Change of course or Institution is not allowed while enjoying the award.

“Change of course or Institution is not allowed while enjoying the award.

The ministry added that applications are entirely free of charge as no agents are required for the process.

“For enquiries please contact: 08077884418/08091155229 (Nigerian Scholarship Award) and 09015705399/07047719254 (Education Bursary Award) [email protected]: Federal Ministry of Education, Nigeria Twitter or X: @Nigeducation, “ the statement concluded.