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NNPC/MPN 2015 Undergraduate Scholarship Awards - Apply Now!!

As part of support to educational development and
human capacity building, Mobil Producing Nigeria
(MPN), operator of Nigerian National Petroleum
Corporation (NNPC)/MPN Joint Venture awards
annual scholarships to qualified undergraduate
students in Nigerian Universities. Applications for
the 2015 NNPC/MPN Undergraduate National
Scholarship is now open.
Awards will be made to qualified and suitable
students who are currently admitted in Nigerian
Universities irrespective of state of origin including
the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Since 1974, ExxonMobil upstream affiliates in
Nigeria – Esso Exploration and production Nigeria
Limited (EEPNL) and Mobil Producing Nigeria (MPN)
have supported the education of thousands of
Nigerian students through the Companies’ various
scholarship schemes.
Undergraduate Scholarship Awards
This program is funded by Mobil Producing Nigeria,
operator of the Nigerian National Petroleum
Corporation (NNPC)/MPN Joint Venture. Since 1998,
a total of 500 undergraduate scholarships are
awarded annually. This is a significant increase on
the 13 awards offered at inception of the scheme in
The awards are made to suitably qualified students
from every state of the federation, including the
Federal Capital Territory (FCT). However, about 62
per cent of the total NNPC/MPN Undergraduate
scholarship awards are allocated to students who
are indigenes of the operational communities/
States - Akwa Ibom (50%) and Rivers States (12%).
There is also a merit award (10%) to the best 50
candidates in the selection tests.
The remaining places go to students from other
states including the Federal Capital territory (FCT),
based on merit and fair geographical spread. The
current scholarship awards are for disciplines in
Engineering (Petroleum, Chemical Mechanical,
Electrical/Electronics and Civil,) Geology/
Geophysics, Medicine, Agricultural Science (and
related fields) as well as Computer Science.
Other schemes sponsored by this partnership
include the NNPC/ESSO National and International
Postgraduate Scholarship Awards. These
scholarship programs are amongst several
initiatives by the ExxonMobil upstream subsidiary
companies EEPNL and MPN), along with the
respective partners and co-venturer, to help build
capacities of young and brilliant Nigerians and
further boost pool of qualified manpower for career
opportunities in Nigeria and abroad.
E-applications are invited from full-time
undergraduates in their FIRST YEAR (100 LEVEL) or
SECOND YEAR (200 LEVEL) of study in any of the
under-listed courses in Nigerian Universities:
1. Petroleum Engineering
2. Chemical Engineering
3. Mechanical Engineering
4. Electrical/Electronics Engineering
5. Civil Engineering
6. Geology/Geophysics
7. Medicine (MBBS Only)
8. Agricultural Science (And related fields)
9. Computer Science
a. Candidates must be holders of the SSCE or its
Equivalent with at least six subjects passed at a
b. Applicants must be registered full-time
undergraduates in their 1st or 2nd year of study in
any Nigerian University
c. Students who are currently on similar scholarship
awards from other oil and gas companies should
not apply
d. Dependants of employees of Mobil Producing
Nigeria, Mobil Oil Nigeria Plc and Esso Exploration
and Production Nigeria Limited are not eligible for
this scholarship.
Please note that we will accept applications through
this web site address only. Hard copies of any
document submitted will not be processed. All
interested students are advised to click on “How to
Apply” tab to proceed.
Application closes midnight 1st December, 2015.
In line with our e-scholarship administration
system, selected students will be invited for
computer-administered qualifying tests in selected
examination centers nationwide. Short-listed
candidates for the qualifying test will be invited by
email and SMS text messages. All applicants are
therefore advised to ensure that GSM telephone
numbers and personal email addresses are
properly entered into the e-forms on the web site.

How To Apply
Application is open to full-time FIRST YEAR (100
LEVEL) or SECOND YEAR (200 LEVEL) students
admitted during the 2014/2015 or 2013/2014
academic session only.
1. Before you start this application, ensure you
have clear scanned copies of the following
a.Passport photograph with white background not
more than 3 months old (450px by 450px not more
than 200kb)
b.Current University ID card
c.Admission letter
d.Birth certificate
e.O' Level result
f.JAMB Result
g.SSCE result or its equivalent
h.vidence of State of origin obtained from the
i.Local Government Area and duly
signed by the Chairman or Secretary
2. Ensure the documents are named according to
what they represent to avoid mixing up documents
during upload
3. Ensure you attach the appropriate documents
when asked to upload.

Deadline is 1st December, 2015

To apply, follow the steps below:
1.Visit [url]http://scholastica.ng/candidate/login?
2. Click on "Register" to create an account.
3. Proceed to your email box to activate your
4. Click on www.scholastica.ng to return to
Scholarship site
5. Enter your registered email and password to
upload your information.
6. Enter your personal information, National
Identification Number (if available), educational
information, other information and upload required
scanned documents.
7. Ensure the name used in application matches the
names on all documentation in same order. Upload
a sworn affidavit or certificate if otherwise.
8. Ensure you view all documents after uploading, to
eliminate errors during uploading.
9. When asked to upload photo, upload a pass-port
photograph with a white background.
10. Recheck application information to avoid errors

11. Click "Apply Now" to submit information at or
return to the home page www.scholastica.ng and
select the 2015 NNPC/MPN Undergraduate
Scholarship Awards to be redirected to the
application page

12. You will receive an email that
confirms your application was successful.

13. Return to www.scholastica.ng , enter your Email
and Password to download your profile and proceed
to have your referee to sign the document.

14. Upload a scanned copy of the signed profile, this
would be used for verification.

15. If National Identification Number (NIN) number
was not available in step 6, to obtain your National
Identification Number (NIN)
o Visit http://ninenrol.gov.ng to register and learn
more about the National Identity Number
o Click "Create Account" and fill in the required
o Login with Email and Password to complete the
o After completion, schedule a date for photo and
finger print capture
o Visit any of the capture centers [url]https://
www.nimc.gov.ng/?q=nin-registration-centres[/url] to
complete the registration process and obtain your
National Identity Number
o You can also do your total registration at the NIMC

16. Return to www.scholastica.ng and update
application with National Identification Number (NIN)
to ensure completion

Note: Multiple applications attract a disqualification
penalty from the Scholarship board

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