The MTN Foundation Bright Scholarship is a social investment initiative by MTN Foundation, a subsidiary of MTN Nigeria and Ghana, aimed at providing financial assistance to students from low-income families to enable them to complete their secondary education.
The program was launched in 2018 and has since awarded scholarships to over 10,000 students across the two countries.
The Foundation recently announced the launch of the MTN Foundation Bright Scholarship Reloaded, an updated version of the program that offers even more opportunities to students.
In this article, we will provide a comprehensive guide to the MTN Foundation Bright Scholarship Reloaded, including the application process, eligibility criteria, and important deadlines (Read To The End).
To be eligible for the MTN Foundation Bright Scholarship Reloaded, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Must be a first-year or continuing student pursuing a first degree at any Ghanaian public tertiary institution or pursuing vocational and technical skills training.
- Must be Ghanaian, brilliant but needy.
- Must be of good conduct, hardworking, and have excellent academic results. Being involved in extra-curricular activities as a continuing student is a plus.
- Be proven to be without any academic disciplinary issues and must not be serving a bond to be of good behavior.
- Be a Nigerian citizen
- Currently in Senior Secondary School 2 (SS2)
- Have excellent academic records in SS1
- Have a combined score of 300 and above in the 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME)
- Demonstrate financial need
- Obtain a letter of admission to any of the public tertiary institutions in Nigeria
Application Process (Ghanaians)
- Apply online via the web portal: scholarship.mtn.com.gh.
- Provide a one-page letter of motivation, including your educational and professional goals.
- Submit the application together with valid contact details (Phone number/E-mail address).
- Shortlisted applicants will be notified and invited to meet the scholarship panel.
Application Process (Nigerians)
The application process for the MTN Foundation Bright Scholarship Reloaded is completely online, and interested applicants can apply by following these simple steps:
Step 1: Visit the MTN Foundation Bright Scholarship Reloaded application portal at https://www.mtn.ng/scholarships/ and download the application form.
Step 2: Fill in your personal details, including your name, date of birth, contact information, and educational background.
Step 3: Provide your financial information, including your parents’ income and employment status.
Step 4: Upload the following documents:
a. Passport photograph
b. Birth certificate or sworn affidavit of age declaration
c. Admission letter into a public tertiary institution in Nigeria
d. Results of the 2023 UTME
Step 5: Complete the online essay and submit your application.
It is important to note that the online application portal will only be accessible between May 1st, 2023, and June 30th, 2023. Applicants are advised to submit their applications before the deadline, as late applications will not be considered.
The selection process for the MTN Foundation Bright Scholarship Reloaded is highly competitive and transparent. The selection committee comprises professionals from various fields, including education, finance, and social development.
The committee will review all eligible applications and select the most deserving candidates based on the following criteria:
Academic Excellence: Applicants with excellent academic records will have an advantage in the selection process. The committee will review the results of the UTME and the applicant’s academic records in SS1 to determine academic excellence.
Financial Need: The committee will also consider the financial need of the applicant. Applicants from low-income families will have an advantage in the selection process.
Essay: The online essay is a critical component of the selection process. The committee will review the essay to evaluate the applicant’s communication skills, creativity, and critical thinking ability.
Diversity: The committee will also ensure diversity in the selection process. Applicants from different states and regions in Nigeria will be considered to promote national integration.
Successful candidates will be notified via email and SMS and will be required to provide the following additional documents:
- Birth certificate or sworn affidavit of age declaration
- Local Government Identification Letter
- Passport photograph
- Admission letter into a public tertiary institution in Nigeria
- Results of the 2023 UTME
The MTN Foundation Bright Scholarship Reloaded offers the following benefits to successful candidates:
- The scholarship covers the cost of tuition, accommodation and a stipend for books and other relevant reading materials.
MTN Foundation has officially
opened entries for the 2023/2024 Bright
Scholarship program beginning from
1st February, 2023 to 31st May, 2023.
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For further clarification or assistance, contact:
firstname.lastname@example.org or WhatsApp 0549767070
- Applying is completely FREE!
- An applicant who enjoys any other form of educational scholarship should not apply.
- Priority would be given to persons pursuing courses in ICT, Computer Science, Engineering, Artificial intelligence and data analytics.
- Women and Persons with disability are especially encouraged to apply.
- Priority will be given to applicants who lived and attended school in Bono East, Ahafo region, Savannah region, North East region, Western North region, and Oti region.