To be eligible to apply for the MTN Scholarship, students must be in their third year (300L) in any University in Nigeria.
Applicants should also know that Eligible applicants must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 and above and must maintain this until graduation to retain the scholarship.
Now, you might be wondering what courses are eligible to apply?…
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 allowance, and stipends.
Last year, MTN awarded its Scholarship to 300 normal students and 300 blind students….isn’t that amazing.
However, the scholarship is for only Nigerian citizens or International Students who possess Nigerian citizenship. Also, the scholarship is written online in Nigeria.
In summary, please note that that the MTN Scholarship Schemes is for (Science & Technology and Blind Students).
- For blind students with 2.5 CGPA and must be in his/her 2nd year be it any course.
- For science and technology students with 3.5 CGPA and must be in his/her 3rd year.
MTN Foundation Scholarship 2020 Worth.
The MTN Foundation Scholarship awards the sum of ₦200,000 to over 600 students in various universities in Nigeria. This will cover tuition fees, accommodation, and book allowance. The Scholarship runs till the awardee graduates from school, provided the awardee maintains a CGPA of 3.5 or above.
After graduation, the scholar/awardee is enrolled into the MTN Foundation Alumni. This can serve as an opportunity in getting a job from MTN and continuing their careers in the desired field chosen by MTN.
MTN Scholarship 2020 Requirements
Applicants must possess the following documents in order to be considered for the scholarship;
- A valid Student ID card
- Any other means of identification (National ID card, International passport or Driver’s license)
- Admission letter from JAMB and the current University.
- Admission letter for the HND programs (For Polytechnic students only)
How to Apply for MTN Foundation Scholarship 2020
Applicants that have read the information above and think they are eligible for the scholarship programme should follow the link below to apply. It is important to note that the mode of application is online.
MTN Scholarship Deadline 2020
The MTN scholarship application deadline is Sunday, July 12, 2020. Applicants are to apply before the closing date.
Here’s your opportunity to Turn It Up and secure your future with MTN Scholarship Schemes. Visit https://t.co/0Hq8hnuEHE to submit your application today. Deadline to submit is July 21 2020. #MTNScholarship2020 #StaySafe #StayConnected pic.twitter.com/tfLxnO9tnj
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Here’s your opportunity to Turn It Up and secure your future with MTN Scholarship Schemes. Visit https://t.co/0Hq8hnuEHE to submit your application today. Deadline to submit is July 21 2020. #MTNScholarship2020 #StaySafe #StayConnected pic.twitter.com/qs0cvVJoA7
— MTN Nigeria (@MTNNG) June 15, 2020
Questions asked by students about MTN Foundation Scholarship Programme.
Can A 200Level Undergraduate Apply for the MTN Scholarship?
Yes, but the chances of getting the scholarship is minimal. As of last year, MTN only awarded the scholarship to 300Level students.
Can A Polytechnic OND and HND Students Apply for the MTN Scholarships?
Yes! they are Eligible to Apply for the Scholarship. The Applicant must be in his/her ND2.
How many Students will MTN Award the Scholarship?
Over 600 students are awarded the scholarship (blind students inclusive). The MTN Scholarship awardees list published by media agencies.
After I Apply for MTN Scholarship, What Next?
All Applicants who followed the link above and applied successfully will receive a mail from MTN, titled “Essay Notification” from dragnet. Yes, dragnet is responsible for the MTN scholarship examination. All applicants will be asked to write an essay on the topic “What roles have the telecommunication industry played in the development of Nigeria since 2001”. The length of the essay should be between 150-180 words.
Furthermore, Dragnet will schedule an online exam for all successful applicants at a particular venue. The online exam will last for 1 hour.
All awarded candidates will be invited for ceremony with the MTN Scholarship board. There will be a lot of refreshment with lots of fun and the awardees will receive their scholarship amount that day.
In conclusion, this exam will be the determining factor which MTN will use to award students the scholarship. The exam consist of English, Mathematics and Current Affairs.
Success to you all as you apply for the scholarship. Don’t forget to ask us anything regarding MTN Scholarship.