Brief description: UBA Foundation is offering the 2015 edition of its National Essay Competition for Secondary School Students to be awarded scholarship to study in African Universities.
Eligible Field of Study: All secondary school
UBA Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, has announced the opening of entries for the 2015 edition of its annual National Essay Competition.
The competition is part of the Foundation’s initiative to promote creative and analytical thinking in senior secondary students in Nigeria and is a follow up on the Foundation’s Read Africa initiative, which promotes reading culture among students through the reading and free distribution of Africa literary classics in secondary schools. The national essay competition is also held in Ghana and Senegal.
Offered Since: 2011
Scholarship Type: Essay Competition
Selection Criteria and Eligibility
- Be Nigerian Secondary school student
- Must submit essay
Essay Topic: The essay topic for this year is “What matters most to you in life and why.”
Number of Scholarships: Three
Prize: the essay competition provides an opportunity for students in senior secondary schools in Nigeria to win prizes in the form of educational grants.
1st Prize – N1 million educational grant to study in any African university of his or her choice
2nd Prize – N750,000 educational grants
3rd Prize – N500,000 educational grants
Entries received for the competition will be reviewed by a distinguished panel of judges made up of professors from reputable Nigerian Universities, who will then shortlist 12 best essays for further assessment.
Three best essays will be selected as the overall winners from 12 finalists that will emerge from the first round of the competition.
Eligible Countries: Nigeria (competition is also held in Ghana and Senegal
To be taken at (country): The top three winners of the competition win educational grants to study in any African university of their choice.
Application Deadline: Entries for the essay competition opens on September 30, 2015 and will close on November 13, 2015
Offered annually? Yes
How to Apply
All entries should be sent to
UBA House (3rd Floor),
OR VISIT ANY UBA OFFICE IN GHANA
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