Lagos State Postgraduate Scholarship Award Scheme
Course(s) Offered: All fields
Course Level: Postgraduate (master’s, doctorate)
Provider: Lagos State Government
Country to Study in: Nigeria
The Lagos State Scholarship Board (LSSB) is the agency in charge of scholarship, bursary and other related matters within the state. It grants Scholarship awards to deserving indigenes in various tertiary institutions for full time studies in order to assist these students financially.
The call for applications is now open for the 2016 Lagos State Postgraduate Scholarship Award for fulltime Masters and Doctorate studies.
Applicant must be a Lagos State Indigene studying in any tertiary institutions across the country.
SELECTION CRITERIA AND ELIGIBILITY:
1). All applicants must have gained full time admission into an accredited Nigerian tertiary Institution for postgraduate studies (Masters or Doctorate).
2). All Post-graduate applicants:
- Where CGPA scale is 7.0 (e.g University of Ibadan) he /she must possess a minimum of 4.6/7.0
- Where CGPA scale is 5.0 (e.g University of Lagos) he /she must possess a minimum of 3.5/5.0
- Where applicant is a medical student a minimum of Credit is required in their result
3). All applicants must be in their first year or above
4). All applicants must have completed LASRRA Registration
5). All applicants must have a signed letter of identification from their respective Oba
6). All applicants must have a signed letter of identification from their respective local government
Indigenes of Lagos State, Nigeria
All accredited institutions of higher learning in Nigeria
Fields of study
All fulltime postgraduate masters and doctoral level courses of study offered at Nigerian universities (within the manpower needs of Lagos State)
Number of awards
In the past, awards were per academic session; but currently, this is not specified
The financial value of the Lagos State Local Scholarship Awards was increased in recent years by the Lagos State Government. The value for this current call has not been specified. To see call for previous years, see this previous Scholarship call.
Method of Application
Applicant must be a Lagos State Indigene studying in any of the tertiary institutions across the country. All applicants are required to make a Payment of N2,000.00 for Local Scholarship through the Office of Special Adviser on Education, Alausa Secretariat. Then take the treasury receipt to the Lagos State Scholarship Board to secure their secret voucher pins for online application. Application will not be processed without evidence of treasury receipt.
Ensure you correctly fill in the application form and click on “Apply Now” button to complete your application. Applications will be done through the official portal only (link to it is below), hard copy applications will not be processed. Successful applicants will be contacted for an interview.
Applicants must upload clear scanned copies of all documents to ascertain the genuineness of their claims:
- Admission Letter
- School Identity Card (undergraduate) OR Valid ID Card (postgraduate)
- Letter of identification from Oba
- Letter of identification from Local Government
- SSCE result
- Lagos State Resident Registration Agency(LASSRA) registration card
- Passport Photograph (clear background not older than three months).
- Progress report from school stating results clearly
It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information, and to access the ‘Apply Now’ button to complete your application.
Application deadline is Friday 1 April, 2016
Short-listed candidates for the qualifying test on 12th and 13th April, 2016 will be invited by email and SMS text messages. All applicants are therefore advised to ensure that valid GSM telephone numbers and personal email addresses are properly entered into the e-forms on the portal.
The Local Scholarship Award, offered by the Lagos state government via its State Scholarship Board, is for prospective students of Lagos State origin except otherwise directed by His Excellency, the Governor of Lagos state. The scholarship award was resuscitated in 2002. Students should be on full-time and not part-time studies to benefit from these awards.
The Lagos State Scholarship Board (LSSB) is one of the earliest agencies established shortly after the creation of the state. It was constituted through Executive Council Memorandum No LSEC (68) as an advisory and implementation organ on Scholarship awards. The LSSB administers both the Lagos State Local and Foreign Scholarship Awards.
Application Deadline: 1 April 2016
Open to International Applicants: No (ONLY Lagos indigenes)