The Borno State Scholarship is one of the scholarships offered to students in Borno State. The Borno state government provides the scholarship, and it aims to foster academic excellence among students.
The scholarship is offered to students from Borno State who are in their first year of academic study at a higher learning institution or school. The student must demonstrate high academic excellence to be eligible for the Borno State Scholarship.
Eligibility for the Borno State Scholarship
The Borno State Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship for high achievers who are state residents. The applicant must be between 18 and 25 years old, unmarried and not in full-time employment, with a minimum score of not less than 200 in the Tertiary Matriculation Examination (TME) or Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination, SSCE and have obtained at least five credits in the General Certificate of Education (GCE) Ordinary Level or its equivalent.
The scholarship is awarded based on the following criteria:
1. Academic performance at WAEC/GCE O’Level examination (70%)
2. Need for financial assistance (30%).
The scholarship is awarded every year and covers tuition, accommodation, and meal allowances at approved institutions of higher learning.
The scholarship is awarded in the following courses: medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, engineering, and accountancy.
Requirements for Borno State Scholarship
The Borno state scholarship is given to students who:
- Must be from the above-listed schools and their home Local Government Areas (LGAs)
- Must have scored a minimum of 200 in the SSCE
- Applicants must not be older than 25 years old at the time of application.
- Must not have been married before or be pregnant to be eligible for the scholarship.
- Must not have been convicted of any crime
- Applicants must not have taken the scholarship before
- Must be able to speak English fluently.
- Must be willing to work for the government after graduation
- Applicants must not have a child out of wedlock
Scholarship Worth: The scholarship is worth N1 million and will be paid in four installments.
How to apply for the Borno State Scholarship
The Borno state scholarship is given to students from the following schools: Government Girls Secondary School, Maiduguri; Government Science Secondary School, Maiduguri; and The City of David Academy, Maiduguri. Here’s how you can apply:
1. Visit their link portal at http://www.bornostate.gov.ng/scholarship
2. Fill out the online application form and submit it to them by clicking on the “submit” button at the end of your application.
3. You will receive an email from them within 24 hours of your application submission to confirm receipt and inform you that you are being considered for the scholarship.
4. You must complete all the requirements they ask you to do.
You will receive a call from them in case of any clarification is needed. If your application is successful, you’ll be informed and asked to pay the sum of N1,000 as an acceptance fee. You will be given a date to come and collect your admission letter from them. If you are not successful, they will inform you.
Where can I get the application form offline?
The application form is available at the following offices: The Director of Education, Borno State Ministry of Education; The Headmaster/Principal, Government Girls Secondary School, Maiduguri; The Headmaster/Principal, Government Science Secondary School, Maiduguri; The Principal, City of David Academy.
Benefits of the Borno State Scholarship
The Borno State Scholarship is a funding scheme that provides financial assistance to students from the state of Borno who are in need. Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State initiated this particular scholarship program. The scholarship provides financial assistance to its recipients through grants, bursaries, and loans for secondary school leavers who have passed their O-level examinations with credit passes.
The Borno State scholarship is available to all students from Borno who have passed their O-level examinations with credit passes and can demonstrate financial need. This particular scholarship program aims to assist disadvantaged students in pursuing higher education. The Borno State scholarship grants recipients a monthly stipend for their upkeep and tuition fees.
It provides them with an opportunity to further their education in universities and colleges. The Borno State scholarship is awarded based on merit, with a view to rewarding academic excellence among students from the state of Borno.
The scholarship is awarded to students who are in their first year of study in any university or institution of higher learning across the country to pursue their studies.
Duration of the Borno State Scholarship
Borno state scholarship duration is not specified. It is for one year with effect from the date of the award.
The Borno state scholarship is renewable every semester for undergraduate students but not graduate students. The scholarship conditions are that you must maintain an excellent academic record, and your CGPA must be above 3.0 in your first year.
The Borno state scholarship is awarded to deserving students from Borno, Nigeria, who are admitted into any undergraduate program at the university. The scholarship is awarded to students who are residents of Borno state and must be in good academic standing.
Borno State scholarship is awarded on merit to candidates who have obtained not less than 80% in their WAEC/GCE O’Level examination and must be registered for the first year of a degree program at an accredited university.
The scholarship is renewable subject to satisfactory performance in all study modules and the maintenance of good academic standing. The awardee shall be required to serve in Borno state after graduation. The awardee shall be required to produce evidence of registration for the first year of a degree program at an accredited university and the original copy of WAEC/GCE O’Level results.
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