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NHEF 3rd Annual Scholarship Essay Competition
Nigeria Higher Education Foundation, NHEF
Essay Competition for all students enrolled in
their penultimate year at any NHEF Partner
This year, the Nigeria Higher Education
Foundation (NHEF) is inserting itself in relevant
conversations going on in Nigeria, and globally.
Through the 3rd edition of the Annual Essay
Competition, the NHEF is giving the Nigerian
youth a voice and a platform to participate in
these socially-relevant debates.
After much consideration, the NHEF is pleased
to announce the following topics guaranteed to
spur critical thinking and awakening in the
participants. Our topics are themed around
Gender, The Nigerian Economy, and Information
“There is a problem with gender as it is
today and we must do something to fix
it.” Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
“The Nigerian economy is achieving
projected diversification for growth and
“The proliferation of online platforms is in
constant tension with the right to privacy:
one must give way for the other to thrive.”
NHEF ESSAY COMPETITION ELIGIBILITY.
All students enrolled in their penultimate year at
any NHEF Partner University are qualified to
participate in the essay contest.
* NHEF Partner Universities include Ahmadu Bello
University, Bayero University, University of Ibadan,
University of Nigeria, Nsukka and the University of
Port Harcourt .
NHEF ESSAY COMPETITION – CONTEST PRICE.
Grand prize winner of the 2017 Essay
Competition will be awarded a cash prize of
N100,000 with a year of paid tuition. First
runner-up will be awarded a cash prize of
N75,000 with a year of paid tuition. Second
runner-up will be awarded N50,000 with a year of
NHEF ESSAY COMPETITION – CRITERIA &
All essays must comply with the following
contest rules before submission:
• No literary form other than an essay will be
• Each piece of writing must reflect the
contestant’s ability to explore and discuss ideas
and ethical concepts.
• Essay must demonstrate the conduct of
research and a sufficiently detailed summary.
• Essays must be 2000 words in length, double-
spaced, (12pt Times New Roman), and numbered
pages with one-inch margins excluding
bibliography & title page.
• Each essay must include a Title Page, a
Bibliography and a scanned copy of the
contestant’s current student ID. The student’s
registration ID# must appear at the header
section of each page.
• Entries must be submitted in Microsoft Word or
• References in the essay should be included and
• All entries must be submitted via e-mail to
firstname.lastname@example.org by 11:59 p.m. (WAT) on May
15th , 2017.
Students are encouraged to study rules on how
to avoid plagiarism as the essays will be
checked for intellectual authenticity. This link
contains a helpful guide.
Note: Enrollment will be verified with the
Disclaimer : Submitted essays will become the
property of the NHEF. The NHEF may reprint the
essays in its mediums and publications.
Appropriate citations will be given to all the
*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 enrollment of
each contestant with the University Registrar.