International Leader of Tomorrow Undergraduate Scholarships Award at University of British Columbia Canada 2015/2016

Scholarship Name: International Leader of Tomorrow Award

Brief description: The University of British Columbia- UBC- Canada is offering need-based International Leader of Tomorrow Scholarships Award for Undergraduate Students 2015/2016

Eligible Field of Study: Courses offered at the university

About Scholarship: The University of British Columbia- UBC- Canada International Leader of Tomorrow Award recognizes international students who demonstrate superior academic achievement, leadership skills, involvement in student affairs and community service, recognized achievement in fields of endeavour such as the performing arts, sports, debating or creative writing, or external academic competitions and examinations.

A standard needs-assessment is made, based on financial information provided by students and their families.

University of British Columbia, CanadaScholarship Offered Since: Not sure but been around since 2010

Scholarship Type: for Undergraduate degree

Selection Criteria and Eligibility

Award candidates must be nominated by the high school they are currently attending, recently graduated from, or the college/university they are transferring from. To be considered for an International Leader of Tomorrow Award, students must:

  • be applying for their first undergraduate degree
  • be admissible to the first choice program they are applying to, including meeting UBC’s English Language Admission Standard
  • have an excellent academic record (at least an “A” average or equivalent standard)
  • be an international student, who is neither a Canadian citizen nor a permanent resident of Canada, and who will be studying in Canada on a Canadian Study Permit (visa)
  • demonstrate a level of financial need that would otherwise prevent them from pursuing a UBC degree
  • be entering a UBC undergraduate degree program from a recognized secondary school, college or other university

Number of Scholarships: several

Value of Scholarship: costs of tuition, fees and living costs, minus the financial contribution the student and their family can make annually towards these costs

Duration of Scholarship: The International Leader of Tomorrow Award can be renewed for up to three additional years of undergraduate study, or to degree completion, whichever is less, provided the student achieves satisfactory academic standing in their faculty, continues to demonstrate financial need, and maintains their Canadian study permit (visa).

Eligible Countries: International students

To be taken at (country): University of British Columbia- UBC- Canada

Application Deadline: Nomination packages must be postmarked by December 10, 2014. Nominees must also complete the online application for academic admission to UBC by December 10, 2014 and meet the UBC English Language Admission Requirement by January 31, 2015.

Offered annually? Yes

How to Apply

Visit scholarship webpage for details

Sponsors: University of British Columbia- UBC- Canada

Important Notes: Although applicants to UBC can specify two program choices in their application for admission, an International Leader of Tomorrow Award nomination will be considered only in relation to the nominee’s first choice program. Early application is encouraged, to ensure an application decision can be made in time for nomination consideration.

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CAD$22 million University of Alberta Canada Undergraduate Scholarships for International Students 2015/2016

Scholarship Name: University of Alberta, Canada Undergraduate scholarships for international students

Brief description

The University of Alberta, Canada is offering up to CAD$22 million for undergraduate scholarships for international students to study for bachelors degree for 2015/2016

Accepted Subject Areas: Courses offered by the university

About Scholarship

To attract top students, the University of Alberta, Canada offers more than CAD$22 million in undergraduate scholarships each year. The University offers undergraduate scholarships each year for international students. Scholarships are awarded annually to students on study permit who are entering an undergraduate degree program. Some of these scholarships requires separate application while you’ll be considered for the other scholarships after you have received admission to the University.

Scholarship Offered Since: Not specified

Scholarship Type: Undergraduate scholarship for international students

Who is qualified to apply?

Students on study permit who are entering an undergraduate degree program at the University of Alberta from high school on the basis of top academic standing in grades 10, 11, and 12.

Receipt of funding for the second, third, and fourth years is contingent upon achieving a minimum GPA of 3.5 on a full normal course load at the University of Alberta each year.

Number of Scholarships: Several

Scholarship Benefit: ranges from $3,000 to $40,000

How long will sponsorship last?

The scholarship is payable over four years.

Eligible Countries

International students

To be taken at (country): University of Alberta, Canada

Application Deadline:  December 15, 2014.

Offered annually? Yes

How to Apply

The mode of applying is online (Students must use the CCID and password to access the awards application which they have received when they have applied for admission. References will have to be completed and submitted online through a secure site. References must be completed by 11:59 pm MST December 15, 2014.

Visit Scholarship webpage for details

Sponsors: University of Alberta, Canada

Important Notes:

Students should make sure that he/she have applied for admission to a degree program at the University of Alberta and sent in all up to date transcripts and/or statement of grades to the admissions unit. Students should contact their referee in advance with information about the competition and ask them for their contact information, including valid email address, so that when you apply you have all the necessary information.

How to Apply For 2014/15 SEOF Scholarship Awards

The Sir Emeka Offor Foundation (SEOF) is calling for applications for its 2014/2015 scholarship awards. Below is the announcement, and a link to download the application form.

  1. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Applications are invited from interested and qualified indigent, full-
    time, Nigerian students towards:
  • Secondary School Scholarship (Only open to JSS 1-2 and SS 1-2)
  • Undergraduate Scholarship (Only open to 200 Level Students)
  • Postgraduate Scholarship

Please Note: Final Year students are not eligible for this Scholarship (Primary 6, JSS-3, SSS-3, 400 level, etc.)

  1. ELIGIBILITY:
  • This scholarship is focused at supporting indigent yet brilliant students
  • Any student currently enjoying any form of scholarship need not apply
  • Candidate   must   be   a   bona-fide   student   of   an   accredited   Nigerian   Institution (Secondary/Tertiary Applications)
  • Only undergraduates of 200 Level need apply
  • Applicants must not be more than 24 years for Undergraduates and not more than 40 years for Postgraduates
  • Undergraduates wishing to apply must have a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.00 and above
  1. REQUIREMENTS:
  • Birth Certificate
  • ID Card (for Undergraduates and Postgraduates only)
  • Admission letter from the Tertiary Institution (Undergraduates & Postgraduates)
  • JAMB result
  • WAEC/NECO/Degree result with at least 2nd Class Upper Division
  • Transcripts & Results (SS-1 and SS-11 results)
  • Testimonial from last Secondary School attended
  • NYSC Discharge Certificate (For Postgraduate Students only)
  • Letters from two referees, one of which must be from the Principal/Head of Department of Your last School and the other from a respectable member of your community.
  1. DEADLINES: Completed application forms should be returned through SEOFoundation@yahoo.com and info@sireofforfoundation.org or directly to the Foundation’s Office at Oraifite, Anambra State. All applications must reach the Sir Emeka Offor Foundation Office in Oraifite, Anambra State on or before Wednesday 10th Dec, 2014.
  2. APPLICATION FORM:
  • Forms are available free of charge at any SEOF Office
  • Available for download from HERE!

CONTACT: For further information contact us at SEOFoundation@yahoo.com and info@sireofforfoundation.org.

Michigan State University MasterCard Foundation Scholarship Program

Scholarship Name: MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program

Brief description:

The MasterCard Foundation Students is now open for Application at Michigan State University USA for 2015/2016 academic year

Eligible Field of Study: Courses offered at the university

About Scholarship

The MasterCard Foundation has partnered with Michigan State University USA to provide full tuition scholarships to undergraduate and master’s students from Sub-Saharan Africa. The university will receive $45 million in funding from the foundation to support 185 scholars throughout the nine-year program, which includes 100 four-year undergraduates and 85 master’s degree students. MSU will host the most scholars among the six U.S. partner institutions.

Students who have demonstrated academic talent, are economically disadvantaged and have a personal commitment to give back to their countries are invited to apply for these scholarships.

Through financial, academic, social and post-graduation support, The Scholars Program will ensure that young people are equipped with the skills and competencies needed to spur economic growth and social development in their respective countries of origin.

 

Scholarship Offered Since: 2012

Scholarship Type: Undergraduate and Graduate Masters degree

Selection Criteria and Eligibility

The program is open to residents and citizens of Sub-Saharan African countries. Students must be first-time applicants to MSU. Transfer students are not eligible for the program.

Undergraduate Students

  • Strong academic performance to date in secondary school suggesting continued academic success as an undergraduate student.
  • An interest in and capacity for give-back, evidenced by commitment and engagement outside the classroom in the school and/or community.
  • Manifest ethical behavior and strong character essential to joining The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Network.
  • Ability to deal with change, uncertainty, and adversity, as well as interest in other countries and cultures, necessary to succeed as a student overseas and represent one’s home country in this role.
  • Significant financial need and/or from lowest income bracket in country of origin.
  • Commitment to give back in ways that enhance the economic growth and social development of Africa.

 Graduate Students

  • Prior completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in Africa with academic achievements suggesting continued academic success as graduate student.
  • Strong commitment to a professional path in line with the area of study that can positively impact Africa.
  • An interest in and capacity for give-back, evidenced by commitment and engagement on campus, in professional pursuits and/or community.
  • Manifest ethical behavior and strong character essential to joining The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Network.
  • Ability to deal with change, uncertainty, and adversity, as well as interest in other countries and cultures, necessary to succeed as a student overseas and represent one’s home country in this role.
  • Significant financial need and/or from lowest income bracket in country of origin
  • Commitment to give back in ways that enhance the economic growth and social development of Africa.

Number of Scholarships: Not specified

Value of Scholarship: Full financial, academic, social and post-graduation support. The Scholars Program will ensure that young people are equipped with the skills and competencies needed to spur economic growth and social development in their respective countries of origin.

Duration of Scholarship: For the full period of undergraduate or masters study

Eligible Countries – African countries are eligible

To be taken at (country): Michigan State University USA

Application Deadline

For Undergraduate – 15th January 2015

For Masters – 2nd February 2015

Offered annually? Yes

How to Apply

Visit Scholarship webpage for details

Sponsors

Important Notes: Students do not need to receive notification of acceptance to MSU prior to submitting their scholarship application. However, students must complete an application to MSU in order to be considered for the scholarship. Students who are already enrolled at MSU are not eligible for The Scholars Program.

How Vivian got the only national scholarship slot in UK

Vivian Nwofor

Vivian Nwofor

Speaking with Vanguard Learning, Vivian said: “While conducting some research online, I stumbled on the Dr Murtala Mohammed Scholarship scheme and applied. The scholarship is for just one Nigerian who meets the required academic qualifications.”

It is done in memory of the late General Murtala Mohammed, who ruled Nigeria from 1975 to 1976 before his asassination.
The scholarship covers full tuition to study in London Metropolitan University, United Kingdom.

According to her, some of the requirements are; a first class degree, a score of seven and above in International General Certificate of Secondary Education ,IGCSE, English language and be a Nigerian.

“When I wrote the IGCSE examination, I scored 7.5. Out of the other first class holders that wrote the examination, I emerged first,” she said.
Before this time, she had applied for Presidential Scholarship scheme and University of Westminster Scholarship but was not shortlisted.

She said: “I did not believe that any of those applications will not be successful because I met their requirements.
I believed that with my result and with God, it will work out for me. Thus, I came out successful in the Dr Murtala Scholarship scheme.”

Vivian whose father is a retired civil servant said that what she actually wanted to study for second degree was Biotechnology. But when she saw the Metropolitan University advert which specified courses it gives out for the scholarship, she had to opt for Biomedical Science.

“I owe Novena University a lot because I gained a lot from there. My lecturers went a long way to contribute to what I am today,” she said.

Going down memory lane, Vivian said: “When I wanted to study medicine at a federal university, I recall that they were asking for money before they could offer me admission.
“Before that time, I always had the notion that a private university is where you can just go and buy a degree and that was not what I wanted for myself.

”In the long run, I met a friend who was a Mass Communication student at Novena University. She called me and I asked if I needed to pay before getting admission into the institution and she said I was not to pay anything.

“She added that if my WAEC result was okay, it was enough for me to gain admission. “Then I submitted my JAMB and WAEC results and I got admission into Novena University.”

Vivian noted that if anyone has ever heard that private schools give out marks or results, Novena is exceptional, “they only give students what they work for, if you work for your first class, you will be given the degree due for you. It is a school I am proud to associate with any time any day.”

Looking forward to what lies ahead, she said: “After my second degree, I hope to apply for more scholarships because I still hope to have a master’s degree  in Biotechnology after which I will proceed to do my Ph.D to enable me lecture.

“I like lecturing because I love to impart knowledge. As a woman, probably marriage along the way.

Novena university
While my stay in the United Kingdom lasts, I hope to make my country and alma mata proud as I aim to have the best result in the school.”

Dr Andrew Ekakitie who was her Head of Department (HOD) at Novena University while speaking with Vanguard on phone, pointed out that Vivian was an outstanding girl while in school.

According to the HOD, she was someone who knew the reason why she was in the university.
“In her class, she was the only student that made a first class in Biochemistry.”

Ekakitie who disclosed that Vivian had earlier represented the institution in an international science quiz competition in South Africa said Vivian performed brilliantly.

2014 NLNG Undergraduate Scholarship Test Shortlisted Candidates

Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Limited (NLNG) released the list of candidates invited to participate in the undergraduate scholarship award aptitude test.

Candidates that applied for the scholarship award online should follow the procedure below to confirm whether they are invited for the aptitude test or not.

1. Go to NLNG portal here,

2. Supply your login credentials where necessary,

3. Finally, click login to know your status i.e. whether invited or not.

Successfully shortlisted candidates will find a link to print their photo cards.

Click on the print photocard link to download your photocard which is a document to be presented on the day of Exam.

NOTE Candidates are to come to the examination venue with the following

1. Photocard

2. Writing materials

3. Originals of documents submitted.

4. School Id card/any other Identification

The Examination will hold on Saturday 29th November, 2014.

Facebook Fellowship Award and Grant for Graduate Students 2015/2016

Scholarship Name: Facebook Fellowship Award

Brief description

Facebook Fellowship Program is open to full-time PhD students (domestic and international) enrolled during the current academic year and studying computer science, computer engineering , electrical engineering, system architecture, or a related area.

Eligible Area of Research

  • Architecture
  • Data Mining
  • Databases
  • Distributed Systems
  • Computer Vision
  • Human-Computer Interaction & Social Computing
  • Economics and Computation
  • Machine Learning
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Networking & Operating Systems
  • Programming Languages & Compilers
  • Security & Privacy
  • Software Engineering

About Scholarship

Everyday Facebook confronts the most complex technical problems and believe that close relationships with the academic community will enable address many of these problems at a fundamental level and solve them. As part of it’s ongoing commitment to academic relationships, Facebook is pleased to announce this extended two year Facebook Fellowship program to support graduate students in the 2015-16 and 2016-17 academic years.

Scholarship Offered Since:

Scholarship Type: PhD Fellowship

Selection Criteria and Eligibility

This Program is open to individuals who are enrolled full-time, as defined by the individual’s university, and in good standing at an appropriately accredited doctoral program focusing on a Topic or Field (whether an individual is engaged in research in a Topic or Field will be determined in Facebook’s sole discretion).

You are not eligible to participate in this Program if you are a national or legal resident of those countries in which the United States has embargoed goods (including, without limitation, Cuba, North Korea, Iran, and Syria, unless you are enrolled full-time at an accredited university in the United States or a non-embargoed country, with the exception of nationals and legal residents of Cuba, who are unconditionally ineligible to participate).

Further, the Award, or portions thereof, may be forfeited if an Award recipient does not remain enrolled with full-time status and in good standing at the same doctoral program for the entire period of the award.

Number of Scholarships: Not specified

Value of Scholarship: Each Facebook Fellowship includes several benefits:

  • Tuition and fees will be paid for the academic year(s)
  • $37,000 yearly grant
  • Paid visit to Facebook HQ to present your research
  • Opportunity for paid internship

Duration of Scholarship: Facebook Fellowship Award to cover two years!

Eligible Countries: Domestic and International Students

To be taken at (country): Any country (excluding US embargoed countries)

Application Deadline: Applications open on Monday, October 20, 2014 at 5:00pm
Completed applications are due by Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 8:59am
(Applications may be saved and edited up until application deadline)

Offered annually? Yes

Required application materials:

  • Research Summary
    1-2 page research summary, which clearly identifies the area of focus and applicability of anticipated research to Facebook.
  • Resume or CV
  • Two email contacts for a letter of recommendation:
    1. Advisor
    2. Professional reference (can be from academia or industry)

How to Apply

To apply, eligible individuals must submit the following materials (collectively, “Application”) to Facebook, or email a Word or PDF file of the Application to facebookfellowship@fb.com with the subject line “Fellowship Program Application”:

  • Curriculum Vitae (“CV”): Your Application must include your CV, which should detail prior relevant work experience, academic record, and publication record.
  • Letters of Reference: Application must include the name and contact information of two (2) people who will be providing letters of reference on behalf of the applicant. The letters of reference should address the applicant’s skills and character and why the applicant deserves to receive the Award. One (1) letter of reference must be from the applicant’s current doctoral program advisor. All letters must be submitted by the references by the Application due date.
  • Research Proposal: Application must include a one (1) to two (2) page (single-spaced, 12 point Times New Roman font, one (1) inch margins) research proposal in your Field of study. Research proposals will be reviewed, subject to the two (2) page limit, and any page(s) submitted in excess of the two (2) page limit may not be read. Additionally, the Research Proposal must clearly identify the area of focus and applicability of anticipated research to Facebook.
  • Research Area: The research proposal must address the applicant’s PhD research area. Transcript (OPTIONAL): Application may also include transcripts from any/all post-secondary educational institutions that the applicant has attended.

Visit scholarship webpage for details