The Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) is a comprehensive public institution established in 1962 as The University of Ife. The University is situated on a vast expanse of land totaling 11,861 hectares in Ile-Ife, Osun State, southwest of Nigeria. The 40th convocation ceremony of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun State, will see a total of 9,094 ... Continue Reading
The Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) is a comprehensive public institution established in 1962 as The University of Ife. The University is situated on a vast expanse of land totaling 11,861 hectares in Ile-Ife, Osun State, southwest of Nigeria.
This was made known at the pre-convocation briefing by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Bamitale Omole, who said that the graduands are drawn from 13 faculties.
Omole further stated that 2,360 other graduating students made second class upper and lower divisions.
To reward their dedication, the VC announced automatic scholarship for the first class graduating students for postgraduate studies, adding that some of them may be given jobs at their respective faculties as graduate assistants.
Scholarships have always been a reward for students academic intelligence, outstanding performances and potential. But beyond that, many of us scout for scholarships as a means of financial support for our academic pursuits especially in the university or college. Before scholarships are awarded to students as we are well aware, they are shortlisted for scholarship examinations or tests on the basis of their application and are selected for the awards on the basis of their performance in these scholarship exams or tests.
As I will always believe, the success of any endeavor has a lot to do with how well it is planned and how preparations are carried out. I hope that after going through this post, you will be better equipped to map and draft out plans and adequately prepare for scholarships.
1. Start early to do your due diligence.
Start on time to scout for scholarships and try to recognize the most viable and possible options for you. If you are in the university, for example, you need to start to do your due diligence and scout for viable scholarships from your first year in the university. My success in the attainment of scholarships while in school can be traced back to my first year when I began on time to scout for scholarships.
2. It all starts with your application.
The application form you are usually asked to fill, perhaps online or otherwise and the details usually requested for by scholarship sponsors are the greatest determinants of the chances you have of being awarded the scholarship(s). It is how you advertise yourself, so don’t fill it in a haste, do it very carefully and smartly as you would when applying for a job position or office. Remember, that you will be shortlisted on the basis of your application.(See More)