Scholarship for Undergraduate and Higher National Diploma Studies 2012/2013 Academic Session at Sir Ahmadu Bello Memorial Foundation

Sir Ahmadu Bello Memorial Foundation

 

Scholarship for Undergraduate and Higher National Diploma Studies 2012/2013 Academic Session

 

The Sir Ahmadu Bello Memorial Foundation was established in 2009 by the friends, associates and well-wishers of Sir Ahmadu Bello, the late Premier of the defunct Northern Region and Sardauna of Sokoto in collaboration with governments of the 19 northern states of Nigeria to promote the ideals of good governance.

 

As part of its focus on the advancement of education in northern Nigeria, the Foundation will provide financial support for 190 eligible undergraduates and Higher National Diploma students of northern Nigeria origin in accredited public universities and polytechnics in Nigeria annually through the award of scholarships.

 

The scholarship award is worth N100,000.00 (One hundred thousand Naira) per student for the duration of an academic session. Upon award, it will be renewed subject to a minimum CGPA equivalent to “second class, upper division” for university students and minimum CGPA equivalent to “second class, upper division” for university students and minimum CGPA equivalent to “upper credit” for polytechnic students.

 

Applications are hereby invited for the 2012/2013 session and successful applicants will receive their awards at the beginning of the 2012/2013 academic session.

 

The scholarship is available to qualified and successful applicants of northern state origin who are commencing their 100 Level degree or HND  programme in the 2012/2013 academic session.

 

Priority Courses

 

While candidates who have been offered admission into degree programmes in public universities and HND programmes in public polytechnics are eligible to apply, priority will be given to those admitted into science and technology courses in a ratio that will be determined by the Board of Trustees of the Foundation.

 

Eligibility Criteria

 

  • Offer of admission into a full time degree or HND programme in a public university or polytechnic
  • Satisfy the minimum requirement for registration in the institution and the department or faculty as a full time student.
  • Credit in 5 “O” level papers including English and/or Mathematics at not more than two sittings.
  • Must be indigenes of any of the 19 states of Northern Nigeria (Certificate of State of Origin will be required)
  • Must not be more than 25 years of age by the date of entry into the university or polytechnic
  • A letter of reference from a community leader

 

However, meeting these eligibility criteria would not guarantee award of the scholarship which is subject to availability and candidate’s ranking in the selection exercise. Any falsification of information at any stage will result in the withdrawal of the scholarship.

 

Method of Application

Qualified and interested candidates should send their personal information (not more than one page) in the following format using MS Word and as an attached document to scholarship.sabmf@gmail.com

 

1.       Full Names (in the order of first name, middle name, surname)

2.       GSM phone number(s)

3.       Email address

4.       Age, Date of Birth, Place of Birth

5.       Sex (male or female)

6.       State of Origin

7.       Local Government Area

8.       Name & phone no. of a community leader from your LGA known to you

9.       Name of University/Polytechnic

10.     Course of Study & Level

11.     Scholarship and/or Bursary held currently

12.     WAEC/NECO Result (list subject and grades)

 

Closing Date

Closing date for receipt of applications is Saturday 5th January 2012. Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for the selection process and will be required to come with the original and photocopy of the following items.

 

  • 3 passport photographs
  • Certificate of State of Origin
  • Birth Certificate
  • JAMB examination result
  • Original copy of admission letter from JAMB and the Institution
  • Valid student identity card
  • WAEC or NECO senior secondary school examination result
  • A letter of reference from a community leader

 

General Instructions

  • Interested and qualified candidates are required to apply online
  • Incomplete applications will be cancelled.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Names of successful candidates will be published in a national daily and on the Foundation’s website.
  • Applicants who have already been awarded scholarships under other   schemes will not be considered.

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