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2016 Nigerian Agip Oil Company Scholarship Scheme For Undergraduates

2016 Nigerian Agip Oil Company Scholarship 

Brief Description:

The Nigerian Agip Oil Company Limited (NAOC) operator of the NNPC/NAOC/OHL Joint Venture in pursuance of its Corporate Social Responsibility invites suitably qualified applicants for its 2015/2016 Session Tertiary Scholarship Scheme, effective from 13th June to 27th June, 2016.

Category of Awards:
  • Host Communities Merit Award – For applicants strictly from NAOC Host Communities.
  • National Merit Award – For applicants from Non-Host communities.

To qualify for consideration, applicants MUST be:
  • Registered Full TIME undergraduates in Nigerian Tertiary Institutions.
  • Certified 100 level students at the time of application. 
NOTE: The following categories of students should not apply:
  • 200 level students and above.
  • Current beneficiaries of similar Awards from other Companies and Agencies. 
  • Dependants of NAOC/NAE/AENR. 
Only Indigenes of NAOC Host Communities in Rivers, Bayelsa, Delta and ImoStates SHOULD apply for the Host Communities Merit Award.

Only applicants studying Engineering, Geology, Geosciences and Agricultural Science are eligible for the National Merit Award.

Deadline: Closing date for receipt of e-applications is strictly Midnight, June 27th, 2016.

NOTE: The aptitude test will take place at designated centres to be communicated to applicants at a later date and applicants are to fully bear the cost of transportation to and from Aptitude test centres.

Who To Apply?

Application is open to 100 level students only.


1. Before you start this application, ensure you have clearly scanned copies of the following documents:
  • Passport photograph with white background not more than 3 months old (450px by 450px not more than 200kb). 
  • School ID Card
  • O’level Certificate
  • Admission Letter
  • Birth Certificate
  • Proof of Local Government Area of Origin
  • Letter from Community Paramount Ruler
  • Letter from CDC Chairman
  • UTME Result
2. Ensure the documents are named according to what they represent to avoid mixing up documents during upload.

3. Ensure you attach the appropriate documents when asked to upload.

4. Ensure to provide valid Email and Phone Contact for effective communication.

How To Apply: 

To apply, follow the steps below:
  • Visit the scholarship application website. 
  • Click on "Apply Now" tab.
  • Click on "Register Now" to create an account.
  • Proceed to your email box to activate your account. 
  • Click here to return to scholarship application website.
  • Enter your registered email and password to upload your information.
  • Enter your personal information, National Identification Number (if available), educational information, other information and upload required scanned documents.
  • Ensure the name used in application matches the names on all documentation in same order. Upload a sworn affidavit or certificate if otherwise.
  • Ensure you view all documents after uploading, to eliminate errors during uploading.
  • When asked to upload photo, upload a pass-port photograph with a white background.
  • Recheck application information to avoid errors.
  • Click "Apply Now" to submit information. 
  • You will receive an email and a sms that confirms your application was successful.
  • Return to scholarship website, enter your Email and Password to download your profile and proceed to have your Head of Department sign the document.
  • Upload a scanned copy of the signed profile, this would be used for verification.
  • If you did not enter your NIN, check below to see how to get your NIN. 
  • Return to scholarship website and update application with National Identification Number (NIN) to ensure completion
How To Get Your NIN:

If National Identification Number (NIN) number was not available in line seven of how to apply, to obtain your National Identification Number (NIN) you must complete the following registration process:
  1. Visit http://ninenrol.gov.ng to register and learn more about the National Identity Number.
  2. Click "Create Account" and fill in the required fields.
  3. Login with Email and Password to complete the form.
  4. After completion, schedule a date for photo and finger print capture.
  5. Visit any of the capture centres https://www.nimc.gov.ng/?q=nin-registration-centres to complete the registration process and obtain your National Identity Number.
  6. You can also do your total registration at the NIMC office in any state of the federation. 
Note: Multiple applications attract a disqualification penalty from the Scholarship Board. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Agip Scholarship:

1. How do I apply for the NAOC Tertiary Scholarship Scheme? 
If you meet the requirements for the scholarship award, please complete the application form accessible from online application link inside the scholarship advert.

2. Who is eligible for the NAOC Tertiary Scholarship Scheme? 
There are two award categories: Host Communities Merit Award and National Merit Award. The Host category is only open to applicants from Host communities while the National Category is open to applicants from Non-Host communities.

3. I am not from a NAOC Host Community; Can I apply for the Host category? 
NO. Your application will be void if you apply for the wrong category. You are advised to strictly apply for the national category if you are not from the host community. 

4. What do I major in to apply for the scholarship? 
The Host Communities Merit Award Scheme is open to applicants in any course of study. The National Merit Award Scheme is open to only applicants studying Engineering, Geology, Geosciences and Agricultural Science.

5. Do I need to be accepted into a particular institution, before I apply for the scholarships? 
Applicants must have gained full-time admission into a recognized Nigerian tertiary institution.

6. Can I send an open application? 
No. Application is strictly done through the application portal.

7. Will you confirm receipt of my application? 
Once you submit your online application form you will be sent an automated email acknowledging receipt of your application. You will subsequently be contacted if you make the Aptitude test shortlisted, if not you will be notified at the end of campaign.
8. What happens to my online application? 
Applications are stored in a database; after the closing date they are evaluated and a shortlist is compiled of qualified applicants. Applicants who did not qualify for the scholarship will be notified at the end of the scholarship campaign.

9. How do I create my profile? 
Visit www.scholastica.ng and click on Register to create an account, activate your account via your email and return to www.scholastica.ng to complete your user profile. Ensure you click NAOC Scholarship to open scholarship page. Then click “Apply” in the top right hand corner of your screen to apply.
10. Can I change my profile details? 
Yes, you can. You are responsible for the correctness of the details provided. To correct errors after submission of your application, kindly log on to your scholastica profile, click on “My Account”, a dropdown appears, then click on “My Messages”. You will be directed to a page where you can directly send a message to the scholarship administrator stating your corrections. The corrections will be effected and a mail sent to you to confirming it.

11. Can I change the course (programme) or institution in my application and can I add information to my application after submitting?
You cannot make any changes or additions to your application once submitted, and the deadline has passed. Applications that are not complete when submitted will be cancelled and will not be considered. However, if the application deadline has not passed, you can edit / make changes to your application online. Refer to question 10 on how to do this.

12. When my details have been corrected after I applied, is this correction effected in my application or do I have to re-apply? No you don't have to re-apply, corrections effected before application deadline will be used during short-listing.
13. Where can I upload my passport photograph and other required documents? 
During the creation of your profile, click on the tab “Passport Photograph” and upload your passport in JPEG format, not larger than 200KB in size. To upload other documents, click on the tab “Documents” select appropriate document from the drop down list and upload.

14. What is the maximum size and image format of passport photograph and other required documents? 
Each document size should not be more than 200KB and the image format must be in JPEG.

15. I cannot find my course of study in the dropdown list online. What do I do? 
If your course of study is not on the list, send an email to scholastica@dragnet-solutions.com stating the name of your course of study, Faculty, CGPA Scale and name of institution. You will be notified in less than 24 hours via email once it has been added.
16. How do I know my application has been received? 
When you submit your application online, you automatically receive confirmation of receipt by email. Please note that your email provider may see this confirmation email as spam, so check if your junk or spam folder contains an email sent byadmin@scholastica.ng You can visit your profile to view the status of your application.

17. I am unable to submit my application before the deadline. Can I submit it after the deadline? 
No. E-Application closes after the stipulated deadline.

18. Do I need to pay to facilitate the application? 
You are strongly advised not to patronize anyone by cash or kind. This award is strictly based on merit and meeting the award criteria. Note: Please ensure you understand the Instructions carefully before you start this application to avoid errors and disqualification.

19. Must I be of a certain age to qualify for the scholarship? 

20. When is the scholarship application due? 
The application deadline is 27th June, 2016. Students are encouraged to submit their applications well in advance of the deadline.

21. How do I apply? 
Once you have identified the scholarship award category that apply to you, ensure that you read and follow the eligibility and application requirements for each scholarship. You must use the format advertised, and provide all the required documentation.

22. What must I submit with my application, to ensure it is a complete application? 
You must read the scholarship award information carefully and provide the documentation requested in the Eligibility requirements section.

23. Can I fax or email the application or its components to the Scholarship Team? 
No. Faxed or email applications or components will not be accepted.
24. Can I apply through the Representative in my university or hometown? 

Good Luck! 

Joseph Etim

Joseph Etim (B. Tech) is a blogger, mobile web developer and a tutor with a zeal for positive effects.

Website: Pepetimsblog

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