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2019/2020 Petroleum Development Fund (PDF) scholarship Awards for Undergraduate & Postgraduates.

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The Petroleum Development Fund (PDF), accepting applications from suitably qualified candidates for Undergraduates, Masters and PhD Scholarships in any Nigerian college of education, polytechnic and university.
 
This scholarship program is for Nigerians who have interest in pursuing an Undergraduate, Masters and PhD degree program in any Nigerian college of education, polytechnic and University. Host Nationality Scholarship is to be taken in Nigeria.
 
This scholarship is open to Nigerian students and international students undertaking any Undergraduate/Post Graduate courses in any of the Nigerian Colleges of Education, Polytechnics and Universities.
 
The scholarship award ranges from 100,000 – 300,000 annually throughout your study year.
 
Undergraduates Scholarship Award for College of Education Applicants (₦100,000 Annually) — Runs throughout your Study Year.
 
Undergraduates Scholarship Award for Polytechnic Applicants (₦150,000 Annually) — Runs throughout your Study Year.
 
Undergraduates Scholarship Award for University Applicants (₦200,000 Annually) — Runs throughout your Study Year.
 
Masters/Post Graduates Scholarship Award (₦300,000 Annually) — Runs throughout your Study Year.
 
APPLICANTS ARE TO PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:
 
  • Application is open to Colleges of Education, Polytechnics and Universities only·
  • Possession of valid admission letter into the College of Education, Polytechnic or University is compulsory for all applicants ·
  • Postgraduate applicant’s admission letter should have a validity period of 12 months·
  • Postgraduate applicants who meet the requirements shall be shortlisted for interviews before final selection of successful candidates ·
  • Admission for part-time studies shall not be considered for all category of applications ·
  • The scholarship is highly competitive and merit driven.
  • Selection of candidates shall be based on equitable representation of the 36 States of the Federation and Federal Capital Territory (FCT)
PDF Undergraduates, Masters And PhD Scholarship ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
 
A). UNDERGRADUATE: Applicants must be full time students in any of the Colleges of Education, Polytechnics or Universities.
Students must have been admitted into the University as at the time of applying.
 
B). MASTERS/PG. (REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICATION): Applicants must possess full time admission letter into any of the Colleges of Education, Polytechnics or Universities
  • National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) certificate or Letter of exemption
  • Applicants must be computer literate
  • Letter of admission into the University
  • Evidence of state of origin and local government
  • Recent passport photograph
 
DOCUMENTS TO BE UPLOADED BY UNDERGRADUATE APPLICANTS In Colleges Of Education, Polytechnics And Universities
 
  • Evidence of statement of WAEC/SSCE/NECO results
  • Letter of admission into the College of Education, Polytechnic or University
  • Evidence of state of origin and local government
  • Recent passport photograph
DOCUMENTS TO BE UPLOADED BY POSTGRADUATE APPLICANTS
  • First Degree Certificates or Statement of Results
  • NYSC Certificate or letter of exemption
  • WAEC/GCE/SSCE/NECO Results
  • Admission Letter
  • State and Local Government Identification Letters
  • Recent Passport Photograph
Closing Date for the PDF Undergraduates, Masters/PG Scholarship 2019/2020 Application is 31st OCTOBER 2019
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2019 KPMG Admission Scholarships into Nigerian Federal Universities

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KPMG, a top global tax, auditing and advisory services organization developed a program to sponsor selected candidates through their tertiary education. 

Per the KMPG website, see further information below 

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Have completed their secondary education at a state-owned Government school within the last 2 years.
  • A minimum of 5 Distinctions (As & Bs) from their WASSCE (including English and Mathematics).
  • A minimum score of 230 in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
  • Already have an admission letter or a provisional letter of admission to a federal university in Nigeria.

How to Apply

Send an email to NG-FMKPMGScholarship@ng.kpmg.com with the following details: Name, Residential Address, E-mail Address, Phone Number.

Also attach the following documents in a zipped folder:

  • WASSCE Certificate
  • UTME Result Slip
  • JAMB Result Slip
  • Provisional Letter of Admission/Letter of Admission to a Federal University in Nigeria
  • Birth Certificate
  • Certificate of Origin

Kindly state the code KSP2019 in the subject of the email.

*The deadline for application is 25th October 2019

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Need Funding? Discover funding category applicable to your business

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If you’re an entrepreneur and ever wondered types of funding you should target for you business, the first step would be to identify the stage your business falls into. Assuming you already know that, the next step is to to look at funding options available to you. Below is a list of funding sources applicable to different stages of a business venture: 

Idea stage: Many entrepreneurs belong in this category. This group aspire to start a business or want to switch over from paid employment to entrepreneurship.

Idea stages are characterized by 

  • Only idea for product or service exists
  • Product or service is not yet validated

Idea stage business sources of raising capital include bootstrapping, friends and family, partnerships, angel investors, incubators, business plan competitions, charities and foundations, government programs, upfront payments and private placement. 

 

Start-up stage: Businesses in this are operational and have validated their product or service.

Start up stages are characterized by 

  • Initial sales of product already achieved
  • Customer base is small
  • Business is in survival mode
  • Requires funding to stay alive and gain traction

Start-up stage business sources of raising capital include bootstrapping, friends and family, partnerships, angel investors, incubators, business plan competitions, charities and foundations, government programs, international development funds, early stage venture capital firms, crowd funding, upfront payments and private placement. 

 

Growth stage:  In this stage, business traction is well established, market demand for product or service is growing at a gradual pace.  

Growth stages are characterized by 

  • Increasing number of customers
  • Growing customer base
  • Need funding to increase size and capacity
  • Typically profitable 

Growth stage businesses usually raise capital from partnerships, VCs, Angel Investors, Development Funds, Private Equity, Government programs, Banks, Private placement, Charities and organizations.

 

Mature stage:  Business organizations in this category typically do not look for funding unless they require funds to diversify into new markets or industry. Mature stage businesses have sufficient capital through their well established operations.

Mature stage businesses are characterized by

  • large and loyal customer base
  • Average and predictable sales growth
  • product saturation in market

Mature stage businesses can raise capital if they require, through banks. private equity, international development funds, private placement and IPO.

Now you have a clearer idea about suitable funding sources for your business, you are able to make informed targeting decisions when it’s time to raise that capital for your business.

     

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