This award, which is open to all first year and second year full-time students irrespective of course of study, is aimed at assisting brilliant Nigeria students to finance their education.
The scheme provides annual scholarship grants to successful candidates from their year of award (first year or second year) to the completion of their degree program.
To qualify for consideration, the applicant MUST:
Be a Registered FULL TIME undergraduate in a recognized Nigerian University
Be a certified 100 or 200 level student at the time of application
Show proof of SSCE or Equivalent Certificate.
Show proof of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) score.
Show proof of Admission letter from the University and Matriculation Number
Show proof of A-level or Equivalent Certificate (for direct entry students).
The following categories of students need not apply:
Students with less than 200 score in UTME need not apply
Students with less than 2.50 CGPA of 5-point scale, or equivalent
300 level students and above need not apply
Current beneficiaries of similar awards from any other Company or Government Agency need not apply
Conditions of Award
Criteria / Rules for Award:
The CSR-Education Department, TUCN implements the National Merit Scholarship program in line with approved Procedure.
The National Merit Scholarship Award Scheme is educational assistance for undergraduate students in recognized Nigeria universities.
All matriculated undergraduate regular students in their first or second year of study in recognized Nigerian universities are eligible to apply for the scholarship tests.
All candidates must supply their matriculation numbers and other relevant information from their Universities to be eligible for the award.
No scholarship is awarded to students on part-time/sandwich programs.
The award is made to only those who are not holding similar scholarships from the industry.
The award is based on the result of a selection test to be administered by a National Examination body (WAEC or its equivalent).
The award is effective for the current session of the award but renewable for the remaining duration of the students’ program.
The award is only renewable upon the presentation of academic performance of a CGPA of not less than 2.5 on a 5 point scale or equivalent (e.g 50% of a 4 or 7 point scale), obtained in the previous academic session.
All awardees shall open an account in a Nigerian bank in their own name through which the scholarship payments shall be made. No awardee shall be paid in cash.
The call for submission of applications is publicized in the national dailies. It is also online on TotalEnergies website as well as on the Company Intranet.
All Scholarship awards are by merit selection after the intending beneficiary has presented himself/herself, sat for, and passed the selection tests at the designated centres across the Country.
The application process is online.
A national Examination body administers, conducts, and marks the selection examination and provides the test results in a secure environment.
Selection tests are annual for that current academic session.
The student verification exercise is carried out from time to time for students on the scheme.
An Award letter signed by the Deputy Managing Director, DMD, of TUCN is the sole evidence of the commitment of TUCN to the awardee. The beneficiary must return a fully signed Acceptance Form committing him/her to the regulations guiding the National Merit Scholarship Scheme.
Payment of the award is strictly into the beneficiary’s personal bank account. The first payments shall be made within two months of the award while the subsequent payments shall be upon receipt of the annual school result of the beneficiary.
Beneficiaries are strictly first or second-year students of tertiary institutions and must have completed all admission processes and have obtained duly signed university Admission/Offer Letter and/or Student Matriculation number.
No changes in the course of study, the location of study, or the duration, of course of study is entertained during the life of the National Merit Scholarship award. Any such change must be communicated in a written application and reviewed on its merit.
The National Merit Scholarship award is non-transferable and non-extendable. It is not a future Engagement Contract neither is any student under any Bond with the Company during or after the period of the award.
An advertisement in the national newspapers and online shall kick start the process, calling prospective candidates to submit their applications. A nominal 4-week period is allowed for submission of applications.
Award letters are issued upon approval. Successful candidates must acknowledge and commit to the rules guiding the scheme.
Due diligence is carried out on the successful candidates to confirm all their data including student data and bank account details.
The successful candidates’ profiles are captured in the database.
An induction program may be organized for the new awardees to further highlight and enlighten them on the conditions of the scheme.
Payment is processed for the awardees in line with the approved procedure.
Scholarship Rate / Amount
The following amount shall apply to the National Merit Scholarships Scheme:
Tertiary Student - N150,000 per Student per Academic Year.
Personal Information: Enter your name, date of birth and permanent home address Upload your recent passport photograph.
Contact Information: Enter your email and mobile phone information. Only use an active email and mobile phone number.
Origin: Enter your state and local government of origin data. You are required to upload a certificate or proof of origin from your local government or state.
University Information: Select your university, course and year of study. You will be required to upload your JAMB/University admission letter.
Result Information: Input your JAMB score or CPGA. You are required to upload your JAMB statement of result and university CPGA. For year two medical students, your JAMB score suffices.
Review Application: Review your application ensure all fields have been correctly entered. Upload all the documents required:
Recent Passport Photograph
Certificate or Proof of Origin
Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (SSCE)
JAMB/University Admission Letter
1st Year Result showing CGPA
Conclusion: Attest that all info given is true. Accept terms and condition. On screen alert will confirm that you have successfully completed the application. You will receive an email to confirm this too.
Important Information / Notice
Selection Test will hold on Saturday, December 11, 2021 at designated centre nationwide.
Candidates shall bear the full cost of transportation to / from the Selection Test venue. Candidates are therefore advised to choose test centres closest them.
This scholarship scheme application is best used on the following web browsers: IE9+, Chrome, Firefox and Safari.
Ensure that you have entered all details correctly. You understand that making a false statement on this application will disqualify you from this scholarship scheme. Your scholarship if you are successful, will be withdrawn, if at any time it is discovered that you have given false statements on this application. And such false statements may constitute fraudulent activity.
The application process is FREE OF CHARGE. Total does not solicit for funds nor accredit any agents to act on its behalf. DO NOT PART WITH YOUR MONEY TO ANYONE promising to help you get this scholarship.
There are NO PAST QUESTIONS for this scholarship. The shortlisting exam questions always bear a different format each year. We’re looking for only the brightest students who can deliver results in the ‘spur of the moment’.
Please ensure the email address and phone number used in your application MUST ALWAYS BE REACHABLE as they will be used to contact you in all future correspondence.