The Nigeria Higher Education Foundation (NHEF) is pleased to announce the 5th Annual Scholarship Essay Competition. We are challenging students to think critically and strategically about change and how they can affect change in Nigeria. The 2019 Essay Topic theme is Human Capital Development. Question: “To anchor the economy over the long term, investments in infrastructure and competitiveness must go hand in hand with investments in people. People without roads, ports, and factories can’t flourish. And roads, ports, and factories without skilled workers to build and manage them can’t sustain an economy.“ – Bill Gates, Co-Founder & Technology Adviser, Microsoft Inc.
ELIGIBILITY • All students at any NHEF Partner University are qualified to participate in the essay contest. • NHEF Partner Universities include Ahmadu Bello University, Bayero University (Kano), University of Ibadan, University of Lagos, University of Nigeria (Nsukka), and University of Port Harcourt. • Class of 2019 NHEF Scholars are not eligible to participate in this competition. • Students enrolled in their penultimate year are third-year undergraduates of a 4-year degree program or fourth-year undergraduates of a 5-year degree program. NHEF will verify the enrolment of each contestant with the University Registrar.
CONTEST • Grand Prize winner of the 2019 Essay Competition will be awarded a ₦100,000, Laptop with a year of paid tuition. • The First Runner-up will be awarded a cash prize of ₦75,000 plus tuition fee. • The Second Runner-up will be awarded ₦50,000 plus tuition fee.
Deadline is Dec 2, 2019 For more information, click here