1.1  Criteria / Rules for Award:

  • The CSR-Education Department, TUCN implements the National Merit Scholarship program in line with approved Procedure
  • The National Merit Scholarship Award Scheme is an educational assistance for undergraduate students in recognized Nigeria universities
  • All matriculated undergraduate regular students in their first or second year of study in recognized Nigerian universities are eligible to apply for the scholarship tests
  • All candidates must supply their matriculation numbers and other relevant information from their Universities to be eligible for the award
  • No scholarship is awarded to students on part time/sandwich programs
  • The award is made to only those who are not holding similar scholarships from the industry
  • The award is based on the result of a selection test to be administered by a National Examination body (WAEC or its equivalent)
  • The award is effective for the current session of award but renewable for the remaining duration of the students’ program
  • The award is only renewable upon the presentation of academic performance of a CGPA of not less than 2.5 on a 5 point scale or equivalent (e.g 50% of a 4 or 7 point scale), obtained in the previous academic session
  • All awardees shall open an account in a Nigerian bank in their own name through which the scholarship payments shall be made. No awardee shall be paid in cash

 

1.2  General Requirements:

  • The call for submission of applications is publicized in the national dailies. It is also be online on Total website as well as on the Company Intranet
  • All Scholarship awards are by merit selection after the intending beneficiary has presented himself/herself, sat for and passed the selection tests at the designated centres across the Country
  • The application process is online
  • A national Examination body administers, conducts and marks the selection examination and provides the tests results in a secure environment
  • Selection tests is annual for that current academic session
  • Student verification exercise is carried out from time to time students on the scheme.
  • An Award letter signed by the Deputy Managing Director, DMD, of TUCN is the sole evidence of commitment of TUCN to the awardee. The beneficiary must return a fully signed Acceptance Form committing him/her to the regulations guiding the National Merit Scholarship Scheme
  • Payment of the award is strictly into the beneficiary’s personal bank account. The first payments shall be made within two months of the award while the subsequent payments shall be upon receipt of annual school result of beneficiary.
  • Beneficiaries are strictly first or second year students of tertiary institutions and must have completed all admission processes and have obtained duly signed university Admission/Offer Letter and/or Student Matriculation number
  • No changes in the course of study, the location of study or the duration of course is entertained during the life of the National Merit Scholarship award. Any such change must be communicated in a written application and reviewed on its merit
  • The National Merit Scholarship award is non-transferable and non-extendable. It is not a future Engagement Contract neither is any student under any Bond with the Company during or after the period of award

 

1.3  General Procedure:

  • An advertisement in the national newspapers and online shall kick start the process, calling prospective candidates to submit their applications. A nominal 4-week period is allowed for submission of applications
  • Award letters are issued upon approval. Successful candidates must acknowledge and commit to the rules guiding the scheme
  • Due diligence is carried out on the successful candidates to confirm all their data including student data and bank account details
  • The successful candidates’ profiles are captured in the database
  • An induction program may be organised for the new awardees to further highlight and enlighten them on the conditions of the scheme
  • Payment are processed for the awardees in line with approved procedure

 

1.4  Scholarship Rates / Amount:

The following amount shall apply to the National Merit Scholarships Scheme

S/N Scholarship Level Amount (N)
1 Tertiary Student N150,000 per Student per Academic Year