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FG Urges Nigeria Students To Apply For MTN Scholarship Programme 2024

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The Federal Government is encouraging Nigerians to apply for the MTN scholarship program for the 2024 academic year.

FG Asks Nigeria Students To Apply For MTN Scholarship Programme 2024

The Federal Ministry of Education announced this on Monday, June 10, via its X page.

The program, titled “MTN Scholarship Programme for 2024 Academic Year: Opportunity for Nigerian Students,” invites qualified Nigerians to apply for academic scholarships.

The scholarships are divided into three categories:

  1. MTN Science and Technology Scholarship (MTN STS): For 300-level students studying STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) with a CGPA of 3.5 or higher.
  2. MTN Scholarship for Blind Students (MTN SBS): For 200 and 300-level blind students in any field of study with a CGPA of 2.5 or higher.
  3. Top Ten UTME Scholarship: For the top ten scoring candidates in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), covering their education from 100-level through graduation if they meet grade requirements.

Applications for the MTN Science and Technology Scholarship (MTN STS) Phase 13 and the MTN Scholarship for Blind Students (MTN SBS) Phase 11 are now open.

The deadline for online applications is June 12. Interested and qualified Nigerians can visit www.mtn.ng/scholarships for more details on eligibility and application.

The statement partly reads, “The Scholarship consist of three categories:

“MTN Science and Technology Scholarship (MTN STS), is for 300Level students pursuing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). Applicants must have a CGPA of 3.5 or its equivalent to qualify for the Scholarship.

“ii. Scholarship for blind students (MTN SBS), is for 200 and 300-level blind students. Applicants can be studying any course but maintain a CGPA of 2.5 or its equivalent to qualify for the Scholarship.

“Top Ten (10) UTME Scholarship, this is for the top ten (10) scoring candidates in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) as announced by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Examination Board (JAMB). Recipients of this scholarship receive the Award from their 100Level through graduation, subject to meeting grade requirements.

“Applicants for the MTN Science and Technology Scholarship (MTN STS) phase 13 and MTN Scholarship for blind students (MTN SBS) phase 11 are now open.”

Award Amount

MTN will award successful 300-level applicants N300,000 annually until graduation.

Since 2010, the MTN Science and Technology Scholarship (MTN STS) has supported 300-level students in science and technology courses in Nigerian public tertiary institutions.

“MTN Science and Technology Scholarship (MTN STS) since 2010, has been open to eligible 300-level students studying Science & Technology-related courses, in Nigerian Public Tertiary Institutions (Universities, Polytechnics, and Colleges of Education). 300 students are awarded scholarships until graduation upon meeting grade requirements.

“Starting in 2024, the annual award amount has increased from N200,000 to N300,000,” the telecommunications giant stated on its website.

How To Apply

The Federal Ministry of Education oversees education in Nigeria and provides information on local and international scholarship opportunities through its Federal Scholarship Board.

For more information and to apply, visit https://www.mtn.ng/scholarships. The application deadline is June 12, 2024.

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