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TAGLINE: MTN is the most popular network service provider among Nigerians and students in the country alike. The network company has provided opportunities for students to get education in the country without worrying too much about fees and financial support. Now, we may have our own personal sentiments towards the service’s creditability, but as a student looking for a ticket to free higher education, it won’t hurt trying out for this scholarship even though their data plans are always inconvenient.
If the data you buy always isn’t enough, applying for this scholarship could sign you up for much better.
Who knew MTN offered scholarships?! Well, for more than 10 years they have. Not just to university students, but any student in any registered educational higher institution in the country and even the disabled. The MTN Foundation Scholarship program offers students in the country, the chance to hope for a better future and a brighter tomorrow, by providing financial aid in their academic journeys.
This is to inform the general public (most especially students) that the MTN Foundation Scholarships 2022/2023 application form and registration portal is now open for interested and qualified undergraduates who are sure they stand a chance to gain immensely from this program. All necessary information about the MTN Foundation Scholarship is stated in the article so, if you’re interested, earnestly read on.
The MTN Foundation Scholarship 2022 Scheme is an annual scholarship award that seeks to recognize and reward high-performing, qualified, creatively rich, innovative, bold and passionate students in any Nigerian higher educational institution. The scholarship award us available to full-time students in the 300 level, and only applications from students studying any course in a Nigerian institution will be considered. The scholarship award is in form of stipends and many more benefits if you’re interested will be explained later.
More on this as we go on, shall we?
MTN Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship
- Type: Undergraduate
- Organization: MTN Foundation
- Country to study: Nigeria
- School to study: -Any Nigerian institution
- Course to study: Not specified
- State of Origin: Not specified
- Gender: Men and Women
- Application Deadline: will be announced on their official website
The MTN Foundation scholarship scheme seeks to award high performing full-time students studying in public tertiary institutions (universities, polytechnics and colleges of education) in Nigeria. The scholarship provides financial assistance to students who may not be able to pay for their tertiary education and aims to recognize and reward academic excellence.
It is given annually to qualified students who meet all the requirements and prove themselves worthy to be a recipient of the award, standing out amongst the other thousands of applicants. This scholarship program is a step forward in Nigeria’s educational sector as more students are encouraged to take part in this to prove their passion and determination in their academic pursuit.
MTN Scholarships under the Youth Development Cause, is an annual award that seeks to recognize and reward qualified high performing students in Nigerian Public Tertiary Institutions:
MTN Science and Technology Scholarship, currently in its 12th year, is open to eligible 300 level students studying Science & Technology-related courses, in Nigerian Public Tertiary Institutions (Universities, Polytechnics, and Colleges of Education). 300 successful students are awarded scholarships worth N200,000.00 annually till graduation if they maintain the required grades.
MTN Scholarship for Blind Students in its 10th year is targeted at qualified 200 level blind students studying any course in Nigerian Public Tertiary Institutions (Universities, Polytechnics, and Colleges of Education). 60 successful blind students are awarded scholarships worth N200,000.00 annually till graduation if they maintain the required grades. *Credits to foundation.mtnonline.com *
To qualify for the MTN scholarship Award, you must check the following criteria:
- Applicants from public Universities and Colleges of Education in Nigeria must be full-time undergraduates in 300 level/3rd years.
- 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)
- Applicants from public Polytechnics must have a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 (upper credit) from the Ordinary National Diploma (OND) program and must have secured admission into the Higher National Diploma program (HND).
- Direct entry-level students must have a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 (upper credit) from the OND program and must have secured admission into 300 level/3rd years in a public University.
Applicants will be required to come with 2 recent passport photographs as well as the original and photocopy of the following documents:
- The valid Student ID card
- Any other means of identification (National ID card, International passport or Driver’s license)
- Admission letter from JAMB and institution of study
- Admission letter for the HND programs (For Polytechnic students only)
To stand a chance to be a recipient of the MTN Foundation Scholarship Award, should visit the official portal at MTN Foundation
Applicants details will be verified and shortlisted candidates will be invited for an assessment test.
DEADLINE: The deadline for the 2022 MTN Application might be August 15, 2022.
We have been covering scholarship topics in the blog recently, but this particular one differs from the rest for so many reasons. Besides my own personal indignation towards the company’s services, MTN has proven within the years to be reliable and the “people’s network”. It has also mediated from its profit-oriented initiative to establish a foundation giving back to the public, assisting students to achieve their academic dreams, which to me is beyond commendable.
For over a decade, they’ve been gifting qualified, resilient, courageous and brilliant people around the nation, opportunities to hone their potential and capacities in their chosen field of study. If you’re just hearing of this scholarship program, don’t feel clueless; I only just heard about it a year ago too. Despite your lateness to the train, your ticket’s still valid and right now, you’re rather early to this year’s ride. Your hopes can still be accomplished, with the help of MTN’s scholarship program.
So, what’s keeping you waiting again? Check their website and send in your application! Greatest luck in your application process. See you soon!