The 2023 NNPC/SNEPCo National University Scholarship Programme has been announced by Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Limited (SNEPCO) in partnership with its prestigious Co-ventures, Nigerian Agip Exploration, TotalEnergies Nigeria, and Esso Exploration and Production Nigeria (Deepwater) Limited. The scholarship gives Nigerian students an unmatched opportunity to advance their academic careers because it is funded by a Production Sharing Contract (PSC) with the prestigious Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC).
The NNPC/SNEPCo fellowship scheme emphasizes the value of encouraging academic success while also enhancing the capacities of young Nigerians. The recipients of the grants will start receiving them in their second academic year and continue until they have completed their undergraduate studies at a recognized Nigerian university.
To ensure the programme benefits the most deserving candidates, there are specific benchmarks in place:
- The applicant must hold Nigerian citizenship.
- The applicant should be enrolled in their second year of full-time studies at an NUC-accredited Nigerian University.
- A minimum CGPA of 3.5 (on a 5-grade scale) or its equivalent is necessary.
- Beneficiaries of other scholarships, whether from the Oil and Gas industry, National, or International, are ineligible.
- Female candidates are notably urged to partake in this initiative.
The selection process is stringent to ensure that only the most deserving receive the scholarship:
- All applications must be submitted by the set deadline exclusively through the scholarship portal.
- Candidates meeting the eligibility prerequisites will be called for a supervised computer-based evaluation.
- A rigorous shortlisting process will ensure only the top 10 candidates from every Nigerian state, including the Federal Capital Territory, proceed to the academic verification phase.
- Candidates found guilty of submitting counterfeit results will face immediate disqualification.
- Scholarship awardees must retain a CGPA of at least 3.5 (on a 5-grade scale) or its equivalent each academic session.
Data Protection Assurance
SNEPCO maintains a stalwart commitment to data protection. Personal data is treated with the utmost care, with explicit purposes governing its collection and processing. Any third-party interactions that involve the sharing or processing of personal data are safeguarded by stringent contracts, ensuring adherence to data protection statutes.
How to Apply
Application processes can be daunting. Here’s a structured guide to make it seamless:
- First, ensure you have an active personal email and phone number. This is essential for seamless communication.
- Head over to the application page to initiate the process.
- Register a new account, activate it via your email, and return to the scholarship site to upload essential information.
- Download the Government Official Declaration Form, fill it diligently, and upload the signed copy.
- Ensure all uploaded documents are clear, legible, and error-free. Especially the passport photograph which should be set against a white backdrop.
- Once all information is checked and verified, submit the application. A confirmation message will be sent to your registered contact details.
The final date for submission is 10th November 2023.
A Word of Caution
Applicants must guard against making multiple applications as this would result in automatic disqualification by the Scholarship board.
In the challenging world of academia, opportunities such as the NNPC/SNEPCo scholarship are golden. If you believe you fit the bill, this could be your chance to elevate your academic experience.