Friday, October 12, 2012

MTN Foundation Science and Technology Undergraduate Scholarship Scheme for 2012/2013 Session

The MTN Nigeria Foundation Limited by Guarantee (MTNF) was established by MTN Nigeria Communications Limited, in July 2004 to drive MTN Nigeria's Corporate Social Investment (CSI) initiatives aimed at improving the quality oflife in communities across the country.

Under the MTNF Science and Technology Scholarship Scheme, the Foundation currently provides financial support to 1,015 Science and Technology students in public universities, polytechnics and colleges of education across the six geopolitical zones in Nigeria, and has awarded approximately N500m to date to nearly 2,500 students. 
The scholarship award is worth N200,000.00 (Two hundred Thousand Naira only) per student for the duration of one academic year and it covers tuition, book allowance and stipend.

MTN Nigeria Foundation Science and Technology Scholarship Scheme 4th Phase
Applications are hereby invited for the 2012/2013 session. Following the applications, 1500 students will be shortlisted for the assessment test to be held in 3 centres in the North, East and West of the country.

The top scoring 500 candidates from the assessment test will be awarded scholarships and will receive their awards during the 2012/2013 academic year.

Scholarships will also be renewed for the existing 1,015 students provided they have maintained a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.5 or its equivalent (second class upper/upper credit).

Project Objective
The MTN Foundation Science Technology Scholarship seeks to attract high performing second year students studying full time in public tertiary institutions in Nigeria. The scholarship is aimed at recognizing and rewarding academic excellence while providing financial assistance to students who might otherwise be unable to pay for their tertiary education.

Geographic Coverage
New scholarships will be made available to qualified and successful candidates in all states across the Federation including the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

1.) Applicants from public Universities and Colleges of Education in Nigeria must be full time undergraduates in 200 level/2nd year.

2.) Applicants from public Universities and Colleges of Education must have a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average CGPA) score of 3.5 or its equivalent (2:1)

3.) Applicants from public Polytechnics must have a minimum Grade Point Average GPA) of 3.0 (upper credit) from the Ordinary National Diploma OND programme and must have secured admission into the Highest National Diploma programme (HND).

4.) Direct entry level students must have a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA of 3.0 (upper credit) from the OND programme and must have secured admission into 200 lever/ 2nd year in a public University.

Courses of Study
Only Applications from students studying one of the underlisted courses will be considered
Agric. Extension and Rural Development
Agricultural Science
Animal Breeding and Genetics
Animal Nutrition
Animal Production and Health
Aquaculture and Fisheries Management
Applied Physics
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computer and Electronics
Computer and Information Science
Computer and Mathematics
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Electrical Engineering
Electrical/Electronics Engineering
Electronics and Computer Technology
Electronics Engineering
Engineering Physics
Industrial Mathematics
Industrial Physics
Information Technology
Mechanical Engineering
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Petroleum and Gas Engineering
Physics Electronics
Physics/ Computational Modeling
Pure/ Applied Physics
Statistics and Computer Science
System Engineering

Closing Date
Registration closes on Monday, October 29, 2012.

Method of Application
Interested students who meet the aforementioned criteria should complete and submit an online application form on the website:
The application portal opens on Friday, October 12, 2012 and closes on Monday, October 29, 2012. Applicant's details will be verified and shortlisted candidates will be invited for an assessment test . They will be required to attend with two recent passport photographs, as well as the original and photocopy of the following documents listed below valid student identity card

Any other means of identification (National I.D, International passport or Driver's license

Duly signed letter from the relevant Head of department in their respective schools
Admission letter from Joint Matriculations and Admissions Board (JAMB) and Institutions of study

Admission letter for the HND programme (applies to Polytechnic students only)

General Instructions
Applications for the MTNF Science and Technology Scholarship Scheme can only be done online at
Incomplete applications will be disregarded and cancelled
Upon receipt of applications from interested students, MNF shall evaluate and shortlist qualifying students who will be subsequently invited for an assessment test.

Names of successful candidates will be published in national newspapers and they will also be contacted by MTNF by email.