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10 Tips for Present and Future Undergraduate Students in Nigeria

10 Tips for Present and Future Undergraduate Students in Nigeria


10 Tips for Present and Future Undergraduate Students in Nigeria

Posted: 15 May 2011 06:08 AM PDT



Students are not here to worship what is known but to question it.
Anonymous
If you believe everything you read, better not read.
Japanese Proverb

Your university/college days is one you will live to remember; and whether you'll remember  this stage of your life in satisfaction or in regret depends on what you make of it. This is a very important stage of a young life of which the experience you create is totally your responsibility. As graduates out of school, looking back through school days as a student in Higher Institution, we sometimes wish we've known better than we did at that time. If you learn to look at things from the bright side, you'll understand there's not room for regrets because everything we did and didn't do while in school should all turn to be profitable experiences; it's just a matter of how you look at it. If you are a student currently in a higher institution; University, Polytechnic or College of Education, I want to share with you a few tips that will help you have an interesting experience in school and prepare for your career after school. The country isn't so fresh graduate-friendly, and just hoping for a better life after school is not enough. They say, it gets easier after school but from what we see around us, you'll wonder how true that is. There are said to be currently over 19.7% unemployed graduates in Nigeria (I personally doubt the near-correctness of this figure); some taking to odd jobs just to find their daily bread, hoping for a miracle, others trying so hard to find a better life with little results. I was once in the shoes of trying to figure out what would work for me, and looking back (excluding issues with the country not making necessary provisions for fresh Nigerian graduates) things would have been a lot easier if we had laid a better foundation for ourselves during school days. History doesn't have to repeat itself. You can always learn from those before you.

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is to not stop questioning.
Albert Einstein
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[New post] Vakhshoori Scholarship

Vakhshoori Scholarship

yazdi | 1 June, 2011 at 10:11 am | Categories: Education | URL: http://wp.me/p6TVE-2cn
Four years ago the Vakhshoori Foundation created the Vakhshoori Scholarship (formerly Ahura scholarship) with an eye toward fostering the next generation of community leaders. Each spring the Ahura Scholarship is awarded to promising Zoroastrian students at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the U.S. and abroad. A vital part of Zoroastrianism is the belief in free will, the idea that each individual shapes her or his own life. By funding young people's education, the Vakhshoori Foundation helps them acquire the know-how necessary to act on their choices and make their dreams come true.
Application deadline for our 2011-2011 academic fellowships is until July 1, 2011.
Winners will be announced in August. For more information, please go to: http://www.vakhshoori.org/.

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Scholarships

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Scholarships RAFT’s Recreation and Academic Field Trips Achievement Prize, New Zealand

Posted: 31 May 2011 07:24 PM PDT

Scholarships for undergraduate and professional in electrical and electronic engineering by University of Canterbury, New Zealand Scholarship 2011

Study Subject(s): Electrical , Electronic Engineering, Computer Engineering
College Scholarships Level: Undergraduate, Professional
Scholarship Provider: Canterbury University
Scholarships can be taken at: New Zealand

Eligibility: The prize shall be awarded to the student who in completing the Second Professional year of the B.E. (Hons) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, is judged to have exhibited the best combination of physical recreational/sporting and academic achievements in that year.

All Second Professional students shall be eligible to apply and those wishing to be considered, are required to submit a recreational/sporting CV to be considered alongside academic achievements to the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Scholarship Description: This prize was established in 1999 by Recreation and Academic Field Trips, to encourage the pursuit of excellence in both recreational and academic endeavours.

Undergraduate, Professional Scholarship Application Deadline: 30 Sep 2011

Further Scholarships RAFT's Recreation and Academic Field Trips Achievement Prize, New Zealand Scholarship Information and Application detail click here

http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/scholarshipsearch/ScholarshipDetails.aspx?ScholarshipID=6935.385

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Annemarie Schimmel Scholarships for Postgraduate Study in UK to Pakistani Woman

Posted: 31 May 2011 07:22 PM PDT

Master's Scholarship in humanities, medical, science for Pakistani women in UK Scholarships 2011

Study Subject(s):Humanities , Sciences, Medical , Physiotherapy , Radiography, Economic development, Social sciences
College Scholarships Level: Masters
Scholarship Provider: The Annemarie Schimmel
Scholarships can be taken at: UK

Eligibility: The Schimmel scholars will be chosen for their ability and commitment without discrimination as to religion, caste or creed. Candidates must have either a professional degree or they should have completed sixteen years of education in a relevant discipline. They must be citizens of Pakistan and have a declared intention to return and pursue a career in Pakistan. Those having a minimum two year professional work experience will be given preference. There is no restriction on age, but preference will be given to candidates between the ages of 25 and 40. A genuine need for financial assistance is an essential condition of the scholarship. The candidates must supply adequate evidence that they would not be able to study abroad without financial assistance. Candidates must bear the expenses of air travel. While not a requirement, preference will be given to those candidates who have secured admission to a programme of study at a recognized institution of their choice in the United Kingdom. In the absence of a sufficiently qualified candidate the scholarship committee reserves the right to make no nomination. Candidates must have cleared their IELTS exam before appearing for the final interview held in November/December of the current year.

Scholarship Description: The Scholarship was established in honour of Professor Annemarie Schimmel to commemorate her great contribution to culture and poetry in Pakistan and her role as a dedicated woman scholar. It offers the opportunity to do post-graduate study in the United Kingdom to a woman who is committed to make a genuine contribution to her chosen field on her return to Pakistan.

Master Scholarship Application Deadline: 7 June 2011

Further Annemarie Schimmel Scholarships for Postgraduate Study in UK to Pakistani Woman Scholarship Information and Application detail click here

http://www.amsscholarship.com/

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Scholarships in International Hotel Management at Stenden University Bali, Indonesia 2011

Posted: 31 May 2011 07:19 PM PDT

Scholarships in International Hotel Management studies offered by Stenden university Bali in Indonasia

Study Subject(s):Hotel Management
College Scholarships Level: Bachelor
Scholarship Provider: Stenden University Bali
Scholarships can be taken at: Indonesia

Eligibility:
1. Applications close June 30th 2011
2. First selection round of candidates by Stenden University Bali will be completed in the first two weeks of July. Shortlisted candidates will receive a notification before July 15th 2011.
3. Interviews with shortlisted candidates are held between July 18th and July 29th. The interview will be held with the General Manager of Stenden University Bali, one member of the academic staff and a manager of a hotel in Indonesia.
4. The final decision will be made on August 1st 2011. All shortlisted candidates, that have had an interview, will receive an answer that same day.

Scholarship Description: Stenden University Bali invited Indonesian students who have excellent study results and motivated to study International Hotel Management in Bali, to get double bachelor's degree and also full or partial academic scholarships. Stenden University Bali has two types of scholarships for the academic year 2011/2012, both are for at least one academic year. However, if your study results at Stenden University Bali are excellent (full scholarship) or above average (partial scholarship), the scholarship will be extended to the following academic years as well. The scholarships available are: Full scholarship A scholarship that covers the complete tuition fee (of 4600 each year USD) and all other study related costs, such as books and learning materials, equating up to USD24,000 in savings over four years. This scholarship will be rewarded only to the very best student(s). You should be highly talented and have excellent study results. Guideline is that you belong to the top 10% of your class. Partial scholarship A scholarship that consists of a discount in the tuition fee of 1000 USD per year. These scholarships are available for select students that score in the top 25% of their class and who are very motivated to study at Stenden.

Scholarship in Stenden University Bali Application Deadline: June 30th 2011

Further Scholarships in International Hotel Management at Stenden University Bali, Indonesia Scholarship 2011 Information and Application detail click here

http://www.stenden.com/en/stenden/Locations/bali/internationalhotelmanagement/Pages/Scholarships.aspx

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2011-2012 Scholarships Mellon Mays Predoctoral Research Grants in USA

Posted: 31 May 2011 07:16 PM PDT

Predoctoral Research Grants Scholarships funded by Social Science Research Council in USA-2011/12

Study Subject(s):Anthropology , Area Studies , Art, History Classics , Computer Science , Demography, Earth Sciences, Ecology , English , Ethnomusicology , Foreign Languages, Geology, History , Literature , Mathematics , Musicology , Philosophy , Physics, Political Theory , Religion , Sociology
College Scholarships Level: Predoctoral
Scholarship Provider: Social Science Research Council
Scholarships can be taken at: USA

Eligibility: Fellows may apply for one grant per year
-Must be a Mellon fellow enrolled in a doctoral program
-We consider August 1, 2011 to be the beginning of the 2011 – 2012 academic year
-Total of $5,000 in GSE and PRD funds; DCG grant money is not applied towards this total
-Disbursed on a first come, first served basis until funds are exhausted
-If accepted, grants take 4-6 weeks to process

Scholarship Description: SSRC-Mellon Mays Graduate Initiatives Programs are open only to those who were Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellows.
Applicants must have been selected as Mellon Mays Fellows as undergraduates. Fellows may apply for one grant per year and must be enrolled in a doctoral program in one of the fields or have filed a petition for inclusion of another field.
Graduate Studies Enhancement (GSE) Grant
-2nd – 5th graduate years
-Fellows that have begun the 6th year of graduate study are not eligible
-Students at South African universities are eligible to apply in their 1st graduate year
-Travel, equipment, books, journal subscriptions, and software
-$1,500 annual maximum
-May be received up to 4 times
Pre-doctoral Research Development (PRD) Grant
-2nd – 5th graduate years
-Fellows that have begun the 6th year of graduate study are not eligible
-Students at South African universities are eligible to apply in their 1st graduate year
-Small scale, preliminary research and other activities; rent, food, and other basic living expenses are NOT covered
-$3,000 maximum
-One time grant
-Letter of support from an advisor or committee member who is familiar with your research
Dissertation Completion Grant (DCG)
-Travel, equipment, books, journal subscriptions, and software
-Fellows must be in their 6th year and must provide a feasible timeline for completion of dissertation within 12 months
-$2,500 maximum
-One time grant
-Summary report six months following the award is required

Scholarship Application Deadline: 1 November 2011

Further 2011-2012 Scholarships Mellon Mays Predoctoral Research Grants in USA Scholarship Information and Application detail click here

http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/mellon-mays-predoctoral-research-grants/

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PhD Studentship Scholarships in Tendon Repair at National University of Ireland, Ireland

Posted: 31 May 2011 07:14 PM PDT

2011 Doctorate Studentship Scholarships in the field of bio materials at National University of Ireland in Ireland Scholarship

Study Subject(s):Tendon Repair
College Scholarships Level: PhD
Scholarship Provider: National University of Ireland
Scholarship can be taken at: Ireland

Eligibility: Applicant specifications: Candidates should hold, or expect to obtain, a first class or upper second class honours BSc and/or MSc degree in a relevant biology-based subject and have a keen interest in pursuing pre-clinical research into tendon repair. Experience in one or more of the following would be advantageous, but is not essential as full training will be provided: cell culture techniques; biomaterials fabrication; protein extraction and purification; collagen analysis; immunohistochemistry; Western immunoblotting; RT-qPCR; in vivo models.

Scholarship Description: Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for PhD studentships in tendon repair based at the Network of Excellence for Functional biomaterials at the National University of Ireland, Galway and at the premises of industrial and/or academic collaborators. The successful candidates will develop a functionalised collagen-based scaffold for tendon regeneration.

PhD Scholarship Application Deadline: 10th of June 2011

Further PhD Studentship Scholarships in Tendon Repair at National University of Ireland, Ireland Scholarship Information and Application detail click here

http://www.nfb.ie/sites/files/nfb/PhD_Studentship_in_Tendon_Repair.pdf

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TBU Master’s Scholarships for International Students, Czech Republic

Posted: 31 May 2011 07:10 PM PDT

Master's Scholarships in the field of Technology, Management and Economics, Applied Informatics, Multimedia Communications at Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Czech Republic-2011

Study Subject(s): Technology, Management and Economics, Applied Informatics, Multimedia Communications
College Scholarships Level: Master's
Scholarship Provider: Tomas Bata University
Scholarships can be taken at: Czech Republic

Eligibility: An international student who is successfully admitted to study in an accredited full-time follow-up Master's degree programme taught in the English language at Tomas Bata University in Zlín (TBU) in the academic year 2011/12 may apply for the TBU scholarship (hereinafter referred to as "scholarship"). 2. The scholarship is intended for outstanding students only (depending on their previous academic performance and their entrance exam results) who come from underprivileged families and are citizens of foreign countries. 3. The scholarship is not intended for students who are citizens of the Czech Republic. 4. After receiving the confirmation of admission to TBU by e-mail in June 2011, the applicant for the scholarship shall send his/her completed and scanned Application for the TBU Scholarship to the TBU International Office (mblahova@rektorat.utb.cz) by 30 June 2011 at the latest. The Application form for the TBU scholarship is enclosed.

Scholarship Description: After the first year of study the eligibility for the scholarship to be awarded in the second year of study, respectively, shall be reviewed. 8. A student shall be eligible for the scholarship in his/her second year of study if in the preceding academic year he/she obtained the required grade point average between 1.00 -1.50 (and complete all course units registered in the relevant academic year) and his/her status is unchanged (underprivileged). 9. If his/her grade point average in the first year of study is between 1.51 – 3.00, the scholarship will cease to be paid to the student in the academic year following the year in which he/she failed to obtain the required grade point average. 10. The scholarship can be paid only during the 2 years of the follow-up Master's degree programme and shall not be paid to a student who suspended or finished his/her studies or who changed his/her mode of study from full-time to part-time. The scholarship will cease to be paid in the month in which it was without a doubt detected that the student fails to meet the academic requirements.

Master Scholarship for Students Application Deadline: 30 June 2011

Further TBU Master's Scholarships for International Students, Czech Republic Information and Application detail click here

http://web.utb.cz/en/docs/TBU_scholarship_-_Follow-Up_Master%27s_programmes_in_English.pdf

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AMVETS Scholarships in Pheonix University, USA

Posted: 31 May 2011 07:07 PM PDT

Scholarships for undergraduate and master student thatwho are permanent resident of USA funded by University of Pheonix and AMVETS, USA College Scholarship 2011

Study Subject(s):Any
College Scholarships Level: Undergraduate, Masters
Scholarship Provider: Pheonix University
Scholarships can be taken at: USA

Eligibility:
Applicants who reside in the United States must meet one of the following requirements:
be a legal resident of the United States;
have been granted permanent residency;
have a valid visa that does not prohibit educational studies;
have been granted temporary protected status along with approved Notice of Action issued by Citizen Immigration Services and verified through CIS Form g-845;
or have been granted asylum along with the approved Notice of Action issued by the Citizen Immigration Services. Applicants must be one of the below:
An honorable discharge veteran with a service-related disability rating of at least 30% Applicants with a service-related disability must provide a disability verification letter from the VA.

A current member of the active military (including National Guard and Reserves An honorably discharged veteran A spouse of a current military service member or honorably discharged veteran A child (under age 21 or full-time student under age 23) of a current military service member or honorably discharged veteran Applicants must submit a copy of their DD214 or a signed letter from Command certifying active duty status.

Applicants must submit a copy of their Student Aid Report (SAR).
*See SAR requirement below. Applicants, once enrolled, must not receive a total of 100% tuition reimbursement from any source(s) including but not limited to: corporate reimbursement, other scholarships and/or private grants with the exception of Veteran's Administration GI benefits or Veteran's Administration Vocational Rehabilitation Benefits and Title IV financial aid funding.

Scholarship Description: University of Phoenix is pleased to partner with AMVETS to offer a scholarship program. AMVETS was originally founded in 1944 to support the needs of World War II veterans. Since being founded, AMVETS now assists individuals who are currently serving, or who have honorably served, in the U.S. Armed Forces from World War II to the present. As part of their commitment, AMVETS supports those who desire to finish their education. Through this scholarship program, fifty (50) tuition scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $7,000 each. The scholarship can be used towards the completion of an undergraduate or master's program. Recipients may choose to take courses at a University of Phoenix on-ground campus or University of Phoenix online.

Undergraduate, Masters Scholarship Application Deadline: 11 Aug 2011

Further AMVETS Scholarships in Pheonix University, USA Scholarship Information and Application detail click here

http://www.phoenix.edu/tuition_and_financial_options/scholarships/amvets-scholarship.html

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IWC Water Leader Scholarships for International Students at University of Queensland, Australia

Posted: 31 May 2011 07:04 PM PDT

The IWC Water Leader Scholarships offer full and partial tuition scholarships for international students for the Master of Integrated Water Management program.

Study Subject(s): Integrated Water Management
College Scholarships Level: Masters
Scholarship Provider: IWC
Scholarships can be taken at: Australia

Eligibility: To apply for the scholarship, you must also apply for the MIWM program. Both applications must be received by 1 August 2011. Completion of the equivalent of an Australian undergraduate degree in a related field of study from an internationally-recognised institution. Demonstrated English language proficiency Two years practical experience in a related field is preferred but not required.

Scholarship Description: The International WaterCentre (IWC) Water Leader Scholarships are now open for the 2012 scholarship round. Applications close on 1 August 2011. Every year, the International WaterCentre (IWC) awards scholarships to a small number of excellent candidates who are accepted into the IWC Master of Integrated Water Management (MIWM). Scholarships are awarded to applicants who clearly demonstrate potential to become water leaders of the future. About the Master of Integrated Water Management The Masters program is custom-designed by leading practitioners and academics from a range of disciplines from four leading universities in Australia. The program takes a whole-of-water-cycle approach and equips students with the integration, leadership and managerial skills to become part of an elite group of water leaders with sustainable and holistic solutions to global water and climate change challenges. The program starts in February (Semester 1) at The University of Queensland, Brisbane.

Master College Scholarship Application Deadline: 1 August 2011

Further IWC Water Leader Scholarships for International Students at University of Queensland, Australia Scholarship Information and Application detail click here

http://www.watercentre.org/education/programs/scholarships/iwc-scholarships

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The Rockefeller Foundation Scholarships at University of Nairobi, Kenya

Posted: 31 May 2011 07:01 PM PDT

Undergraduates and Graduates Scholarly Residencies Scholarships in the area of Basic Survival Safeguards, Gobal Health, Climate and Environment, Urbanization, Social and Economic Security at University of Nairobi

Study Subject(s):Basic Survival Safeguards, Gobal Health, Climate and Environment, Urbanization, Social and Economic Security.
College Scholarships Level: Undergraduates, Graduates
Scholarship Provider: The Rockefeller Foundation
Scholarships can be taken at: Kenya

Eligibility:
Applications must be completed online in English.
-All materials must be submitted together.
-Your application will not be sent until you hit the Submit button. After you have submitted, you will receive an e-mail notifying you that your application has been received.
- Once submitted, no changes are allowed. It is a good idea to print a copy of your application before you submit. -Attachments cannot exceed 4 MB.

Scholarship Description: A quiet setting for focused work. A place to connect with dynamic innovators from across the globe. A multi-sectoral community committed to solving the greatest challenges facing our world. The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center, through conferences and residency programs, supports the work of scholars, artists, thought leaders, policymakers and practitioners who share in the Foundation's pioneering mission to "promote the well-being of humanity." The Center has a record of major impact, from meetings that led to the Green Revolution and the Global AIDS vaccine initiative, to residencies that furthered Michael Ondaatje's work on The English Patient and Bill T. Jones' choreography. This legacy, the serene work environment on the shore of Lake Como in northern Italy, the diverse groups of people, and the promise of future achievements makes Bellagio an inspiring and productive forum for fostering positive change.

Undergraduates, Graduates Scholarship Application Deadline: December 1, 2011

Further The Rockefeller Foundation Scholarships at University of Nairobi, Kenya Scholarship 2011 Information and Application detail click here

http://www.rockefellerfoundation.org/bellagio-center

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Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Marine science at Mote Marine Laboratory, USA

Posted: 31 May 2011 02:45 AM PDT

Mote Marine Laboratory (Mote) offers Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Marine science, USA Scholarships 2011

Study Subject(s):Marine science
College Scholarships Level: Postdoctoral
Scholarship Provider: Mote Marine Laboratory
Scholarships can be taken at: USA

Eligibility:
A letter of interest and availability, including employment status Official academic transcript of doctoral studies and successful award or copy of the Ph.D. or equivalent professional degree Curriculum vitae A three-page essay describing the applicant's intended research program and mentor. (Click for the mentor list.) Three representative journal publications (in press or published) As appropriate, the name and contact information of major professor and/or postdoctoral supervisor

Scholarship Description: Mote Marine Laboratory (Mote), an independent not-for-profit institution established in 1955, has recently adopted a new 2020 Vision & Strategic Plan that includes as one of Mote's four core priorities, "Ensure the long-term prosperity of the research enterprise through focused staff recruitment and nurturing programs." In order to address this specific priority, a new Mote Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program is being established with an initial goal of recruiting two such positions in late 2011. New Postdoctoral Fellows are expected to begin between Sept. 1 and Dec. 31, 2011. Each full-time position includes: Annual salary of $40,000 Health insurance provided with family options Benefits include an opt-in retirement plan with employer matching, leaves for holidays, illness and vacation and other benefits. Dedicated office/laboratory space Funds for startup, operations and travel. Each Fellowship position will be for a period of two years (assuming appropriate first-year progress). The Mote Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program goal is to have eight concurrent Fellowship positions overlapping each year by 2020.

Postdoctoral Scholarship in USA Application Deadline: June 29 – Aug 1, 2011

Further Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Marine science at Mote Marine Laboratory, USA Scholarship Information and Application detail click here

http://www.mote.org/index.php?src=gendocs&ref=PostDocFellowshipProgram&category=Main#apply

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