NNPC/MPN 2015/2016 Undergraduate Scholarship Awards—Eligibility and how to Apply

As part of support to educational development
and human capacity building, Mobil Producing
Nigeria (MPN), operator of Nigerian National
Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)/MPN Joint
Venture awards annual scholarships to qualified
undergraduate students in Nigerian Universities.
Applications for the 2015 NNPC/MPN
Undergraduate National Scholarship are based on
the following criteria:
Geographical Coverage
Awards will be made to qualified and suitable
students who are currently admitted in Nigerian
Universities irrespective of state of origin
including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Undergraduate Scholarship Awards
This program is funded by Mobil Producing
Nigeria, operator of the Nigerian National
Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)/MPN Joint
Venture. Since 1998, a total of 500
undergraduate scholarships are awarded
annually. This is a significant increase on the 13
awards offered at inception of the scheme in
1974. The awards are made to suitably qualified
students from every state of the federation,
including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
However, about 62 per cent of the total NNPC/
MPN Undergraduate scholarship awards are
allocated to students who are indigenes of the
operational communities/ States – Akwa Ibom
(50%) and Rivers States (12%). There is also a
merit award (10%) to the best 50 candidates in
the selection tests. The remaining places go to
students from other states including the Federal
Capital territory (FCT), based on merit and fair
geographical spread.
The current scholarship awards are for
disciplines in Engineering (Petroleum, Chemical
Mechanical, Electrical/Electronics and Civil,)
Geology/Geophysics, Medicine, Agricultural
Science (and related fields) as well as Computer
Other schemes sponsored by this partnership
include the NNPC/ESSO National and
International Postgraduate Scholarship Awards.
These scholarship programs are amongst several
initiatives by the ExxonMobil upstream subsidiary
companies EEPNL and MPN), along with the
respective partners and co-venturer, to help build
capacities of young and brilliant Nigerians and
further boost pool of qualified manpower for
career opportunities in Nigeria and abroad.
Requirements and Eligibility
E-applications are invited from full-time
undergraduates in their FIRST YEAR (100 LEVEL)
or SECOND YEAR (200 LEVEL) of study in any of
the under-listed courses in Nigerian Universities:
*Petroleum Engineering
*Chemical Engineering
*Mechanical Engineering
*Electrical/Electronics Engineering
*Civil Engineering
*Medicine (MBBS Only)
*Agricultural Science (And related fields)
*Computer Science
Candidates must be holders of the SSCE or its
Equivalent with at least six subjects passed at a
Applicants must be registered full-time
undergraduates in their 1st or 2nd year of study
in any Nigerian University
Students who are currently on similar scholarship
awards from other oil and gas companies should
not apply
Dependants of employees of Mobil Producing
Nigeria, Mobil Oil Nigeria Plc and Esso
Exploration and Production Nigeria Limited are
not eligible for this scholarship.
Application Closing Date
1st December, 2015.
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click Here to Start Application
Before you start this Application
1.) Ensure you have clear scanned copies of the
following documents:
Passport photograph with white background not
more than 3 months old (450px by 450px not
more than 200kb)
*Current University ID card
*Admission letter
*Birth certificate
*O’ Level result
*JAMB Result
*SSCE result or its equivalent
Evidence of State of origin obtained from the
appropriate Local Government Area and duly
signed by the Chairman or Secretary
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
Steps to Complete the application
To apply, when the page opens follow the steps
1.) Click on “Apply Now” tab.
2.) Click on “Register Now” to create an account.
3.) Proceed to your email box to activate your
4.) Click on www.scholastica.ng to return to
Scholarship site
5.) Enter your registered email and password to
upload your information.
6.) Enter your personal information, National
Identification Number (if available), educational
information, other information and upload
required scanned documents.
7.) Ensure the name used in application matches
the names on all documentation in same order.
Upload a sworn affidavit or certificate if
8.) Ensure you view all documents after
uploading, to eliminate errors during uploading.
9.) When asked to upload photo, upload a pass-
port photograph with a white background.
10.) Recheck application information to avoid
11.) Click “Apply Now” to submit information at:
http://scholastica.ng/schemes/nnpcmpn or
return to the home page www.scholastica.ng
and select the 2015 NNPC/MPN Undergraduate
Scholarship Awards to be redirected to the
application page.
12.) You will receive an email that confirms your
application was successful.
13.) Return to www.scholastica.ng, enter your
Email and Password to download your profile and
proceed to have your referee to sign the
14.) Upload a scanned copy of the signed profile,
this would be used for verification.
15.) If National Identification Number (NIN)
number was not available in step 6, to obtain
your National Identification Number (NIN).
i.Visit http://ninenrol.gov.ng to register and learn
more about the National Identity Number.
ii.Click “Create Account” and fill in the required
iii.Login with Email and Password to complete
the form.
iv.After completion, schedule a date for photo
and finger print capture.
v.Visit any of the capture centers https://
to complete the registration process and obtain
your National Identity Number.
vi.You can also do your total registration at the
NIMC office
16.) Return to: www.scholastica.ng/ and update
application with National Identification Number
(NIN) to ensure completion.
i.Multiple applications attract a disqualification
penalty from the Scholarship board.
ii.We will accept applications through this web
site address only. Hard copies of any document
submitted will not be processed. All interested
students are advised to click on “How to Apply”
tab to proceed.
iii.In line with our e-scholarship administration
system, selected students will be invited for
computer-administered qualifying tests in
selected examination centers nationwide.
iv.Short-listed candidates for the qualifying test
will be invited by email and SMS text messages.
v.All applicants are therefore advised to ensure
that GSM telephone numbers and personal email
addresses are properly entered into the e-forms
on the web site.

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