Students drop out rate has increased over the years in Higher Institutions in Nigeria. This has made a lot of youths become idle and open to criminal activities. Out of the thousands of drop out cases, quite a number of them have been attributed to inadequate finance for students, especially those from low income backgrounds.
Lot of organization CSRs are focusing on tuition based scholarship, they fail to look at some little aspects that matter in the everyday lives of every students, e.g. feeding, purchase of learning resources, etc. Also, most of the scholarship opportunities available are based on merit and not on need. Only students who are academically sound (whether poor or rich) can access this scholarship fund.
FeedOne FundOne in partnership with Rebook Africa will create and maintain a scholarship fund called the “BackPocket Scholarship,” that will support undergraduates studying in Higher Institutions in Nigeria. The backpocket scholarship which will be in form of stipend will help to ease the pressure of feeding and acquiring educational materials.
While all the other scholarship funds focus on tuition fees of students, the backpocket scholarship focuses on the little things that matter such as feeding and educational materials support. Also, the scholarship beneficiaries are selected on a need based assessment exercise, and not on academic performance.
The following stages are necessary for beneficiaries of the Backpocket Scholarship to go through before they receive their fund. At each stage, shortlists will be made, until the final beneficiaries are selected.
The stages are:
- Review by BPS Team
- Shortlist for Interview
- Shortlist for Final Beneficiaries
- Background Check
- Announcement of Beneficiaries
- Media Interview of selected Beneficiaries
Every applicant should adhere strictly to this guideline so as to avoid disqualification or legal charges. You are not required to pay anyone to apply for this scholarship, as the application is entirely free,
- The Application form has five sections:
- Personal Details
- School Details
- Kindly fill the form with correct information.
- After you have submitted and your application is successful, you’ll be notified.