Lagos State Scholarships Frequently Asked Questions 2021/2022

Lagos State Scholarship Board (LSSB) Bursary, Undergraduates and Postgraduates Scholarships Applications Frequently Asked Questions and Answers.

Here are Frequently Asked Questions and Answers of the applicants of the Lagos State Scholarships Award Scheme:

1. How do I apply for the Lagos State scholarship Award?
If you meet the requirements for a specific scholarship award, please complete the application form accessible from online application link inside the scholarship advert.

 I am a Lagosian, but I reside and study in an accredited Nigerian institution outside Lagos State. Am I qualified to apply?
Yes. Application is open to Lagos State indigenes irrespective of institution location.
3. Does Lagos State Scholarship Board charge a processing fee for scholarship applications?
Yes, LSSB does charge processing fee of ranging from N3,000 to N5,000 for applications.

 Can I send an open application?

5. Are scholarships awarded for one year or are they guaranteed for all study years?

Scholarships are renewable through graduation. Recipients are expected to maintain excellent academic performance and make presentation of progress report as evidence that they have moved to the next stage of their programme..  
6. Will you confirm receipt of my application?
Once you submit your online application form you will be sent an automated email acknowledging receipt of your application. You will subsequently be contacted, ONLY if you are selected for an aptitude test.

 What happens to my online application?
Applications are stored in a database; after the closing date they are evaluated and a shortlist is compiled of qualified applicants. Shortlisted candidates will then be invited to attend an aptitude test. Applicants not shortlisted for the test will be notified accordingly.

 How do I create my profile?
Visit and click on Register to create an account, activate your account via your email and return to to complete your user profile. Ensure you click LSSB Scholarship to open scholarship page. Then click apply in the top right hand corner of your screen to apply.

 Can I change my profile details?
Yes, you can. You are responsible for the correctness of the details provided. To correct errors in your application please send an email to [email protected] stating your correction and account details. The field will be corrected with new information and a mail sent to you to confirm that the correction has been effected

 Can I change the course (programme) or institution in my application and can I add information to my application after submitting?
You cannot make any changes or additions to your application once submitted, and the deadline has passed. Applications that are not complete when submitted will be cancelled and will not be considered. However, if the application deadline has not passed, you can edit / make changes to your application online. Refer to question 9 on how to do this.

11. When my details have been corrected after I applied, is this correction effected in my application or do I have to re-apply? No you don't have to re-apply, corrections effected before application deadline will be used during short-listing.

 Where can I upload my passport photograph and other required documents?
During the creation of your profile, click on the tab “Passport Photograph” and upload your passport in JPEG format, not larger than 200KB in size. To upload other documents, click on the tab “Documents” select appropriate document from the drop down list and upload.

 What is the maximum size and image format of passport photograph and other required documents?
Each document size should not be more than 200KB and the image format must be in JPEG.

 I cannot find my university or course of study in the dropdown list online. What do I do?
If your university is not on the list, send an email stating the name of your Institution, location of Institution, course of study and institution’s CGPA Scale. You will be notified via email once the necessary fields have been corrected or confirmed

 How do I know my application has been received?
When you submit your application online, you automatically receive confirmation of receipt by email. Please note that your email provider may see this confirmation email as spam, so check if your junk or spam folder.

 I am unable to submit my application before the deadline. Can I submit it after the deadline?
No. E-Application closes after the stipulated deadline.

 I applied on paper. Can I monitor my status online?

18. Who is eligible for the Lagos State Tertiary Scholarship Awards ?

Lagos state indigenes, who are students in Tertiary institutions in Nigeria and meet the eligibility criteria as outlined on the eligibility page.

19. Do I need to be accepted into a particular tertiary institution in Nigeria, before I apply for the scholarships?

You should be a student of an accredited tertiary institution in Nigeria. 
20. Does my major have to be in engineering or related sciences’ to apply for the scholarship?
No. The scholarship scheme’s eligibility criterion clearly states that it is open to all students undergoing tertiary programmes in Nigerian tertiary institutions(University, Polytechnic & College of Education).  

21. Must I be of a certain age to qualify for the scholarship?

22. When is the scholarship application due?
Students are encouraged to submit their applications well in advance of the deadline.  

23. How do I apply?

Once you have identified the scholarship award type / category that apply to you, ensure that you read and follow the eligibility and application requirements for each scholarship. You must use the format advertised, and provide all the required documentation.  

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24. What must I submit with my application, to ensure it is a complete application?
You must read the details of each scholarship award category carefully and provide the documentation requested.  Basically, applications from all candidates must be accompanied by:
• Clear scanned copies of their University Matriculation Examination (UTME) scores;
• JAMB or University/Polytechnic/College of Education Admission Letter; • School Identity card;
• O/Level Result;
• A/level Result (for students admitted through direct entry);
• A recent passport-sized photograph of the applicant (at least four months old);
• Lagos State Resident Registration Agency (LASSRA) registration card
  Visit to register and learn more about the Lagos State resident Registration Agency
• Letter of identification from Oba
• Letter of identification from local government• Evidence of Consolidated Payment confirmation slip

25. Can I fax or email the application or its components to the Scholarship Team?
No. Faxed or email applications or components will not be accepted.  

26. Can I apply through the Representative in my university or community?