17 August 2013


This is an essay based scholarship for both undergraduate and postgraduate students in Nigerian and foreign universities.

Applicants must be a Nigerian with a valid university admission

Applicants should submit an essay titled:

More Learning to More People: How can Nigeria be more innovative in bridging its literacy and skills gap?

Entries must be in English, and be between 2,000 and 5,000 words

Entrants must avoid plagiarism  and should be prepared to present themselves for an oral defence of their work (should the need arise).
Plagiarism will result in instant disqualification of the affected entry. Essays will be judged for grammar, clarity, coherence and a focus on solutions. (While it is important to highlight the problems and challenges of education in Nigeria, the essay should primarily focus on innovative problem- solving)

31st August 2013

Tuition and boarding for whole duration of studies

How to Apply:
Essays, containing between 2,000 and 5,000 words, should be emailed as Microsoft Word
documents to        scholarship@atiku.org
The first page of the essay document should include the following:
Entrants Name & Date of Birth

Entrants Contact Details
(Valid email address and phone number)

Entrants Institution
(with full institution address included),
Course of Study, Year of
Entry, and Student Number (Also
specifying whether Undergraduate or

Sponsors: Nigeria’s former vice president Alhaji Atiku Abubakar
Important Notes:
The Judges’ decision is final and will not be subject to appeal or litigation.
Essays should be in a legible font (font size 12); 1.5-spaced or double-spaced
All pages should be properly numbered.