About NLNG Scholarships
What is the Nigeria LNG Scholarship Scheme is all about?
The Scheme is part of NLNG’s Community Development Programme which aims to contribute to long-term socio-economic development in communities where we operate and Nigeria at large.
Why does Nigeria LNG gives out these scholarships?
We want to ensure that the success of the oil and gas industry brings real, lasting benefits to the people and economies of the communities/country in which we operate.
The scholarship scheme will support this agenda by helping to increase the number of people with expertise in relevant fields of study in our host communities and Nigeria at large.
Scholarships Offered by NLNG to Nigerian Students
Nigeria LNG Limited supports education through several initiatives. One of them is Scholarships. NLNG has a four-tier scholarship programme which channels support for human capital development and encourage high performance, ultimately growing a pool of high potential students, graduates and professionals with competitive advantage.
Mentioned below are three of the most popular out of the four scholarships offered by NLNG. You can click on any of the links to see further details about the scholarships such as eligibility criteria and method of application.
The scheme aims at supporting very high performing but underprivileged basic six pupils in host communities’ public schools in accessing top-of-the-range education in top-rate secondary schools in Nigeria.
The scheme kicked off in 2012 with 28 beneficiaries in two partner schools, Brookstone Secondary School, Igwuruta and Charles Dale Memorial International School, Eneka, Port Harcourt. Other partner schools are MacDonald Memorial International Institute, Igwuruta, Port Harcourt, Dowen College Lekki, Lagos and Loyola Jesuit College, Abuja.
Prospective pupils are admitted onto the scheme based on excellent performance at the annual National Examinations Council’s (NECO) Common Entrance Examinations. You can see all the requirements on this page.
A total of 2,600 undergraduates from various universities in Nigeria have benefited from the scholarship scheme and over N500 million spent on it. The introduction of online application and use of social media (Facebook) for information dissemination in 2012 made the selection process more efficient and cost effective, increased awareness and minimized rumours.
Beneficiaries are selected through a rigorous and transparent selection process organized in collaboration with the Aptitude Test Department of WAEC. Scholarship recipient will receive the payment of a yearly Scholarship allowance as beneficiaries in Institutions in Nigeria. The award has undergone several value reviews from N30, 000.00 at inception to N50, 000.00 and then to value of N 100,000.00. You can see all the requirements on this page.
This scheme was launched in October 2012 and is being managed by the British Council. The scholarship is valued at between $60,000 and $69,000, depending on the course, and is for top academic institutions in the UK.
Courses covered by this scheme include Environmental Studies, Engineering, Management, Accountancy, Economics, Information Technology, Geology, Banking, Law and Medicine. The British Council applies a rigorous selection criterion to determine successful candidates. Among the considerations for the award are: Course of Study, possession of a Second Class Upper degree in a relevant field of study, successful completion of the National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) programme, age limit of 30 years, Nigerian nationality and residency. You can see all the requirements on this page.
Nigeria LNG Limited was incorporated as a limited liability company on May 17, 1989 to harness Nigeria’s vast natural gas resources and produce Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and Natural Gas Liquids (NGLs) for export.
The company is owned by four shareholders, namely, the Federal Government of Nigeria, represented by Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (49%); Shell (25.6%); Total LNG Nigeria Ltd (15%) and Eni (10.4%). It has wholly–owned subsidiaries: Bonny Gas Transport (BGT) Limited and NLNG Ship Management Limited (NSML).
With six trains currently operational, NLNG’s plant, on Bonny Island in Rivers State, is capable of producing 22 Million Tonnes Per Annum (MTPA) of LNG, and 5 MTPA of NGLs (LPG and Condensate) from 3.5 Billion (standard) cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) of natural gas intake.
NLNG’s near term expansion plans include construction of a seventh train to complement the existing six train structure, which when in operation will up the company’s total production capacity to 30 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) of LNG.