The David Oyedepo Foundation is offering undergraduate scholarship opportunities (to either Covenant or Landmark Universities) to African students who can adequately respond to the Essay questions.
Description: The David Oyedepo Foundation is a non-profit organization that is committed to raising individuals and platforms that would in turn bring about change to the economy of Africa as a continent and by ripple effect, the rest of the world.
The DOF Agronnovation Essay Competition is a program committed to solving the following issues:
- Minimal Expertise among youth with relation to the Agricultural Industry
Poor Subscription to agriculture related courses by the Nigerian youth
Lack of youths with passion to drive millennial changes in Nigeria’s agricultural industry
Minimal level of agricultural innovation in Nigeria
Minimal organizations committed to the support of the growth of agriculture in Nigeria
The goal of the essay competition is to harness academically excellent students who are passionate about agriculture especially within the Nigerian context
Course Level: Contest/Undergraduate
Field of Study: Programs covered by the DOF Agronnovation Award are
- Animal Science
- Soil Science
- Crop Science
- Agricultural And Biosystems Engineering
- Agricultural Economics
Eligibility: The David Oyedepo Foundation Agronnovation Essay Competition is open to Young Africans who:
- Are eligible to commence undergraduate studies in 2017.
Are citizens and permanent residents of any African Nation
Are eligible to receive a Nigerian student visa (for International Students)
Are proficient in oral and written English
Have a record of exceptional performance at the secondary school level which is benchmarked by:
70% recorded average or 3.5GPA/5.0 in Secondary/High School Transcript
5 Distinction pass-grades (As and Bs) in O-Level Certificate Examinations.
Recorded distinction pass (As and Bs) in Agriculture related subject in Transcript and O-Level
- Already have begun admission applications to Landmark University
Go through Landmark University application process. (Scholarships would not be awarded until proof
of admission to Landmark University is provided at the end of the competition).
- In good health.
Not already enrolled in undergraduate degree programs.
Selection Criteria: Selection panels will use the following criteria to evaluate applications (not in order of importance):
- A proven record of superior scholastic ability
- Displayed passion in agriculture related fields and practices
- Outstanding character
- A proven record of leadership and community involvement
- A commitment to influence home community with skills learned.
Eligible Countries: The scholarships are open to citizens and residents of African Countries
Number of Awards: Not specified
Value of Scholarship: Full academic tuition as stipulated by school for selected course AND Monthly upkeep allowance
Duration of Program: The scholarship is for 4 or 5 years (subject to the university’s stipulated time for course completion).
To be taken at (country): Nigeria
How to Apply: Applicants should visit the foundation’s website http://davidoyedepofoundation.org/portal/scholarship/ read the application instructions and complete the online applications. Applicants must submit the application form and all required documents stated on the webpage.
- All essays and required submissions must be completed by the applicant. Under no circumstance is any third party expected to write essays on behalf of applicants.
- Each applicant must be available for online interviews that would be scheduled upon completion of application.
- Proof of Admission to Landmark University is required only at the point of award. Hence applications can be submitted before admission letters have been received
Visit Scholarship Webpage for details
Application Deadline: 30th June 2017