West Africa Scholarships

MTN Foundation Scholarship Scheme 2020/2021

The MTN Scholarship Scheme is an annual scholarship award that seeks to recognize and reward qualified high performing students. It is made up of the MTN Science and Technology Scholarship Scheme (MTN STSS) and the MTN Scholarship Scheme for Blind Students (MTN SSBS). Both Scholarships under the Youth Empowerment Cause, are currently in their 9th and 7th phase respectively.

Under both scholarships, eligible 300 level students studying Science & Technology related courses and blind students studying in Public Tertiary Institutions (Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges of Education) across Nigeria are awarded scholarships worth N200,000.00 annually till graduation as long as they maintain the required grades.

This undergraduate scholarships provide financial assistance to students who might otherwise be unable to pay for their tertiary education and aims to recognize and reward academic excellence.

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. The scholarship is renewed every year until graduation for existing awardees provided they have maintained a minimum CGPA of 3.5 or its equivalent (second class upper/upper credit).

Eligibility for MTN Scholarship

STSS is open to all:

  •     3rd year students from Public Tertiary Institutions with 3.5 CGPA or its equivalent Second Class Upper
  •     HND Students with a minimum of 3.0GPA (Upper credit) at their OND Programme
  • Scholarships will be renewed for the existing students who have maintained a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.5 or its equivalent (second class upper/upper credit).
  • Blind students studying any discipline in their 2nd and 3rd year, with a minimum CCPA of 2.5 or its equivalent, are open to apply for the SBSS.

Courses for MTN Foundation Scholarship

Only applications from students studying one of the under-listed courses will be considered

  • Accountancy/Accounting
  • Agric Extension and Rural development
  • Agricultural science
  • Agronomy
  • Animal breeding and genetics
  • Animal nutrition
  • Animal production and health
  • Aquaculture and fisheries management
  • Applied physics
  • Architecture
  • Chemical engineering
  • Civil engineering
  • Computer and electronics
  • Computer and mathematics
  • Computer engineering
  • Computer science
  • Electrical engineering
  • Electrical/Electronics engineering
  • Electronics and computer technology
  • Electronics engineering
  • Engineering physics
  • Industrial mathematics
  • Information technology
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Metallurgical and Material engineering
  • Petroleum and Gas engineering
  • Physics electronics
  • Geophysics
  • Physics/Computational Modelling
  • Pure/Applied physics
  • Statistics
  • Statistics and Computer science
  • System Engineering

How to Apply for MTN Foundation Scholarship

To apply for MTN scholarship for science and Technology ,visit https://www.mtnonline.com/scholarships/

Details you need to supply:

  • Your e-mail
  • Surname
  • First Name
  • Middle Name
  • Phone number (Pls use your mtn number)
  • Matric Number
  • Diamond Yello account Number (Optional. But to generate diamond yello account dial *710# on ur mtn line)

Scholarship type (MTN Foundation Science and Technology Scholarship scheme)

After registering, go to ur email and confirm your account. After that login and continue with your application. You’d fill in ur academic records, family records e.t..c The only file you’d upload is your passport.

Applicants invited for an assessment test will be required to come with two recent passport photographs, as well as the original and photocopy of the following documents listed below:

  • Valid student identity card
  • Any other means of identification (National ID, International passport or Driver’s license)
  • Admission letter from JAMB and institution of study
  • Admission letter for the HND programme (applies to polytechnic students only)

The aplication for MTN scholarship will close on 21st July, 2020

Bolarinwa Olajire

An associate lecturer at MAPOLY with demonstrated history of working in the education industry. Skilled in analytical skills, C++, Fortran, and Entrepreneurship. Strong education professional with a M. SC focused in condensed matter from University of Ibadan and PhD student at FUNAAB.


  1. Pls i hv done as listed above bt hav nt gotten notification on ma email 2 continue d application. pls help me oooo…..

    1. Bolarinwa Olajire says:

      have you checked your spam messages?

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