The application period for the Federal Government of Nigeria Scholarship Awards for Overseas Study is now open.
The Federal Scholarship Board, or FSB, is a section of the Federal Ministry of Education that is led by a Director who also serves as the Board’s Secretary. Since its start, the scholarship program has helped over 30,000 Nigerians.
The majority of Nigerian scholarship holders have returned home to make significant contributions to the country’s growth in many fields, notably in higher education.
This scholarship will be graded only on academic achievement, the quality of students’ research projects, and their positive benefits on society as a whole.
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THE DIRECTIVES GIVEN TO THE FEDERAL SCHOLARSHIP BOARD IS AS FOLLOWS:
- Policy Formulation – Preparing master plans for a well composed and effective utilisation of foreign and local scholarship, and fellowship awards to deserving Nigerian undergraduate and postgraduate students.
- Implementing the Federal Government strategy and programmes of foreign and local scholarship awards to well deserving Nigerian scholars.
- Implementation of Federal Government commitments to Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA) and Multi-Lateral (Commonwealth) Agreements on Scholarship and Fellowship awards to Nigeria.
- Implementation of Presidential Special Scholarship for Innovation and Development (PRESSID) and NYSC EX-Corps Scholarship.
- Collection, collation, analysis, publishing and dissemination of data and other information of student matters, Scholarship and Fellowship awards in relation to Nigeria.
- Supervision and monitoring the activities of Federal Government Scholars in Tertiary Institutions locally and abroad.
- Advising and coordinating States Scholarship Policies and Programmes through Annual Coordinating Committee Meetings of Secretaries of Federal and State Scholarship Boards.