Monday, September 18, 2017

Nigeria Education Grant

Education is a powerful tool available to fight global poverty. Unfortunately, millions of young people are deprived of the access to quality education owing to cost of enrolment or tuition, resulting in frustration and by extension, illiterate and an uninformed society.

Fortunately, Moral Re-Armament/Initiatives of Change, Nigeria, is stepping forward to bring hope and alleviate their related hardship in this regard by providing grants aimed at giving hope to the dreams of brilliant, intelligent indigent Nigerians. This grant will support deserving qualified students in the realization of their potential.

ABOUT MEG

MEG will be fully funded by Moral Re-Armament/Initiatives of Change, Nigeria. It will be fully funded by the organization until partnership is secured from other well-meaning like-minded individuals/organizations. MEG grant will focus on supporting Secondary and undergraduate brilliant, indigent Nigerian students with 20 opportunities each year (10 Secondary and 10 Undergraduates) for new applicants and renewing applicants.

Through this grant, we hope to create a network of inspired future leaders within Nigeria who are able to compete globally with their peers, create new ideas, are creative and are committed to improving their lives, people around them and those in their circle of influence. Grant will be awarded on the basis of self-discovery, intellectual ability, leadership qualities and a desire to invest their knowledge in contributing to societal growth, serve their community and ability to apply their knowledge to improve their lives and those of others. We are confident that beneficiaries of this scheme will become leaders in helping to combat issues related to technology, health, economy, finance and all areas in which the organization is deeply engaged.

ELIGIBILITY AND CRITERIA

The grant is open to all qualified indigent students of Nigerian origin. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of self-discovery, intellectual ability, leadership qualities and a desire to invest knowledge in contributing to societal growth, serve their community, educational qualifications and ability to apply their knowledge to improve their lives and those of others.

Are you an undergraduate student in a Nigerian University? If so, you are eligible to apply for the MRA Education Grant Programme.

APPLICANTS DOCUMENTS

  • Completed online application
  • Valid Government ID (e.g. International passport, Voter’s Card, National ID or Driver’s License), Please note that a certificate of origin or birth certificate will not be accepted as a valid form of ID. The only exception will be for minors below the age of 18 years who are unable to apply for a government ID. In which case, a birth certificate will be accepted in lieu of a government ID for such minors.  
  • An official original letter (not photocopied) letter from your school/Head of Department stating the following:
  • Your full-name
  • Course Title
  • Level of study
  • Department of Study
  • CGPA
  • Gender
  • Matriculation number

                   OR

Newly matriculated who have not yet received a matriculation number or school ID must provide a provisional admission letter from their institution of study.

  • Original Secondary School Certificate (WAEC or NECO)
  • Original JAMB certificate
  • A valid student ID for your host institution (University/College)
  • A passport photograph

Are you a secondary school student of Nigerian origin? Then you are qualified to apply for this grant.

APPLICANTS DOCUMENTS

  1. Complete online application
  2. Birth certificate
  3. Official letter from your school confirming your studentship
  4. Your full name
  5. Department of study
  6. Gender
  7. Previous results of examinations
  8. Valid student ID
  9. A passport photograph.
  10. Guardian/Parents consent form

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the MEG?

The MEG programme is an initiative of MRA/IofC Nigeria to educate and develop next-generation leaders who will be forged to create solutions to the challenges facing Nigeria. The initiative empowers Nigerian youths from economically and financially disadvantaged homes to have access to quality education as their peers and make successful transition to further education or to the labour market.

Who can apply?

MEG is open to matriculated full-time University/College applicants and secondary students who are residents and citizens of Nigeria. This programme aims to support academically qualified, yet economically and financially disadvantaged students in Nigeria.

How do I apply to the MEG Programme?

Note that all applications to the MEG Programme will only be accepted via mail (admin.nigeria@iofc.org), not hand-delivered.  We will not accept phone calls regarding applications. We will not accept handwritten applications and verbal referrals will not be accepted. All inquiries must be made in writing via email. Download application form.

How much do the MEG grant come to?

50,000 Naira, renewable for up to the entire duration of the beneficiary’s educational tenure. Take note that awards are not automatically renewed annually. Students who have previously been awarded the Grant must fill-out a renewal application form to re-apply. Incomplete or non-submission of the required documentation, unverifiable or forged documents will automatically disqualify you for the scholarship.

How many award are available each year?

There are only 20 slot available for award each year. All eligible renewing applicants who meet the renewal grant criteria may be re-awarded under the 20 slots.

When is the deadline to apply?

The deadline for the current application cycle is 10 September to 30 October (every year).

Can I still apply after the deadline?

Application deadlines are firm. Once the deadline has elapsed, no more applications will be accepted. You will have to wait till the next award year to apply. 

Can I apply through an agent?

NO. The Grant is wholly and solely run by MRA/IofC Nigeria. Any organisation purporting to assist you with applications are not affiliated to us.

Once a Beneficiary, always a Beneficiary?

No. When awarded the Grant, a beneficiary must reapply annually by filling out the Grant Renewal Application and submit all supporting documents reflecting continued enrolment at host institution, satisfactory grade point average, and identification documents. The scholarship board will then proceed to review and re-verify your status with your school along with other supporting documents in order to re-award you the scholarship.

Are there any fees payable to the organization to submit an application?

No. We do not collect any application fees. All applications are free. Please report any persons or organizations alleging to collect fees on our behalf to  admin.nigeria@iofc.org.