Francis Ibhawoh Essay Competition 2019 Now On

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2019 Francis Ibhawoh Essay Competition is now Open
Entries open 15 March – 30 June 2019
Topic: Achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: Strategies for Effective Poverty Reduction in Africa.


  • Open to full-time undergraduate students of Edo State origin in Edo State (Nigeria) tertiary institutions including uniben
  • Minimum requirement of 2:1 GPA
  • Essays must be the original work of student (between 1000-2000 words).
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    The Francis Ibhawoh Scholarship is awarded annually to eligible student with the best entry in the Francis Ibhawoh Annual Essay Competition for Undergraduates. The essay competition focuses on topical contemporary issues relating to local community and national development with a view to proffering solutions to these issues.
The Scholarship is currently open to full-time undergraduate students of Edo state origin in tertiary institutions in Edo-State. There are plans to expand the scholarship across Nigeria. The scholarship is awarded annually to the student with the best entry in the Francis Ibhawoh Annual Essay Competition for Undergraduates. The essay competition focuses on topical contemporary issues relating to local community, national and international development with a view to proffering solutions to these issues.
For 2019, Prizes of N50,000 each will be awarded.
Objectives of the Scholarship
The Objectives of the scholarship are to:
  • To provide monetary assistance for undergraduate students
  • To reward, promote and encourage academic excellence
  • To promote the attainment of educational goals
  • To augment the cost of education in tertiary institutions and make higher education more accessible
  • To engage university students in discussions about community and national development
    Scope of the Scholarship
    The Scholarship is currently open to full-time undergraduate students of Edo state origin in tertiary institutions in Edo State of Nigeria. A Governing Board administers this scholarship and is responsible for determining the eventual winner of every annual essay competition.
The decision of the board is based on the recommendations of a screening committee (which consists of at least two (2) members of the board). The screening committee reviews all entries and makes recommendations to the Board. The Board also reviews and sets the annual criteria for the award of this scholarship.
Selection Criteria
Scholarship recipients are selected based on merit and on the following criteria:
  • Applicant must be enrolled (full time only) in an undergraduate degree programme in a duly accredited University with a minimum GPA of 2:1
  • Essay must be the original work of student.
  • All applicants must cite sources they used in the research work following establish academic conventions
  • All applicants must submit a copy of student ID and a letter from Head of Department affirming his/her status as a bona fide student
  • Applicants must sent a current CV
  • Applicants must be prepared for interview by Board Member(s) if the need arises.
Application Process
  • Annual entries is open between March and June
  • Annual review of all qualified entries commences on June 30.
  • Screening Committee makes recommendations to Board on/before July 15
  • Board Selection process is concluded by July 15 each year
  • Scholarship is awarded annually on July 15
Requirements:
  • Essay must be the original work of student (between 1000 and 2000 words)
  • Applicant must be enrolled (full time only) in an undergraduate degree programme in a duly accredited Nigerian University with a minimum GPA of 2:1
  • Applicant must be a Nigerian
  • Copy of Certificate of Local Government of Origin
  • Copy of current and valid Student ID
  • Letter from Head of Department affirming applicant’s status as a bona fide student.
  • A current passport photograph
  • Applicants must cite sources used in the Research Work following established academic conventions
  • Applicants must be prepared for interview by Board Member(s) if the need arises

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