Everything You Need To Know About Mtn Scholarship

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Regardless of the level of education
involved, not everyone can pay his / her way through school. Some parents and
guardians  in third world countries, like
Nigeria, usually find it difficult to pay the fees of their children / wards as
they venture on in their pursuit of academic degrees. 
This is where scholarship
comes in.
 Over time, scholarship has proven to be a real life saver.
Presidents, governors, ministers and other prominent individual are sometimes
products of scholarships! 

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By way of definition, wikipedia defines a scholarship
as an award of financial aid for a student to further their education.
Scholarships are awarded based upon various criteria, which usually reflect the
values and purposes of the donor or founder of the award.
 Scholarship money is
not required to be re paid. A grant differs from a scholarship as it is offered
exclusively based on financial need. Having properly introduced and defined the
concept, we will now consider extensively the MTN scholarship.
   The MTN foundation science and technology
scholarship scheme seeks to attract high performing full time second year
students studying in public tertiary institutions across Nigeria. The scholarship
provides financial assistance to students who might otherwise be unable to pay
for their tertiary education and aims to recognize and reward academic
excellence.
   A maximum of 500 qualified and successful
full – time Nigerian students studying science and technology related courses
are awarded the scholarship which covers tuition, book allowances and stipends. 
The scholarship is renewed every year until graduation for existing awardees
provided they have maintained a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA)
of 3.5 or its equivalent (second class upper / upper credit) while new
applications, when advertised, are welcome from full time students in their
second year of study.

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Terms
and Requirements
1. Second
year students from public tertiary institutions with 3.5 CGPA or its
equivalent, second class upper.
2. HND
students with a minimum of 3.0 GPA (upper credit) at their OND programme.
3.
Scholarships will be renewed for the existing students who have maintained a
minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.5 or its equivalent.
4. Only
Nigerians can apply for this scholarship.
Reward
Since 2010,
over 5000 scholarships have been awarded. The scholarships, awarded on an
annual basis, is worth two hundred thousand naira (200,000). This covers
tuition, book allowances and living allowances for one academic year.
Eligible
courses
1.
Accounting / accountancy.
2.
Agricultural extension and rural development.
3.
Agricultural science.
4.
Agronomy.
5. Animal
breeding and genetics.
6. Animal
nutrition.
7. Animal
production and health.
8. Aqua
culture 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.
Electrical engineering.
18.
Electronics and computer technology.
19.
Electronics engineering.
20.
Engineering physics.
21.
Industrial mathematics.
22.
Industrial physics.
23.
Information technology.
24.
Mathematics.
25.
Mechanical engineering.
26. Materials
engineering.
27.
Petroleum and gas engineering.
28. Physics
electronics.
29.
Geophysics.
30. Physics
/ computational modelling.
31. Pure /
applied physics.
32.
Statistics.
33.
Statistics and computer science.
34. System
engineering.
The
application usually starts on September 18 and ends on October 9. Only short
listed candidates are usually contacted. One can apply through their official
website.
   MTN foundation science and technology
scholarship scheme is one of their many corporate social responsibilities. This
particular scholarship has saved many lives and trained a lot more through
school. Para venture you are a student in need of a scholarship, go through
this article again to find out if you’re eligible and if you are, take that
step today and apply!
References
 Peterson, Kay (4 September 2008).
“Financial Aid Glossary”. fastweb. Retrieved 28 May 2012.

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