NHEF Annual Scholarship Essay Competition Form 2021 [6th Edition]

Nigeria Higher Education Foundation (NHEF) 6th Annual Scholarship Essay Competition Form, Eligibility, Requirements, Contest Prizes, Essay Topic, Application Form Guidelines and Deadline for 2021 Session.

The Nigeria Higher Education Foundation (NHEF) is pleased to announce its 6th Annual Scholarship Essay Competition.

This year’s competition aims to provide a platform that encourages Nigerian university students to think critically and strategically on topical issues that are of vital importance to Nigeria’s sustainable growth and development.

In light of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the focus of this edition of the competition is “The Role of Digital Technology in the Nigerian Higher Education System.”

We encourage motivated students from all NHEF Partner Universities to apply and look forward to receiving your entries.


Question:

The COVID-19 pandemic has dismantled global conventions and most notably impacted the activities of higher education institutions. Adapting to a new stay-at-home landscape, global education systems have responded with digitally innovative methods of teaching and learning that will redefine the future of classroom training.

Using relevant examples, critically analyze the role of digital technology in transitioning higher education in Nigeria to a post-pandemic system.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • All students at any NHEF Partner University are qualified to participate in the essay contest.
  • NHEF Partner Universities include Ahmadu Bello University, Bayero University (Kano), University of Ibadan, University of Lagos, University of Nigeria (Nsukka), and University of Port Harcourt.
  • Class of 2020 NHEF Scholars are not eligible to participate in this competition.
  • Students enrolled in their penultimate year are third-year undergraduates of a 4-year degree program or fourth-year undergraduates of a 5-year degree program. NHEF will verify enrolment of each contestant with the University Registrar.

CONTEST PRIZES

  • Grand Prize winner of the 2021 Essay Competition will be awarded a 100,000, Laptop with a year of paid tuition.
  • The First Runner-up will be awarded a cash prize of ₦75,000 plus tuition fee.
  • The Second Runner-up will be awarded ₦50,000 plus tuition fee.

*The online certificate course may not exceed $100 on Udemy, Coursera, Alison or EDX.

**1-year internet subscription estimated at 24Gb on the winner’s preferred mobile network.


ESSAY CRITERIA & SUBMISSION PROCEDURE

All essays must comply with the following contest rules before submission:
  • Only one essay may be submitted per student;
  • No literary form other than an essay will be accepted;
  • The essay must reflect the contestant’s ability to explore and discuss ideas and ethical concepts;
  • The essay must demonstrate the conduct of research and a sufficiently detailed summary;
  • The essay must be 2000 words maximum, double-spaced, (12pt Times New Roman), and numbered pages with one-inch margins excluding bibliography & title page;
  • Submitted essay must include a Title Page, a Bibliography and a scanned copy of the contestant’s current student ID;
  • The essay title should be saved as 2021 NHEF Essay Competition – Name Of Applicant
  • The student’s name, university, and registration ID# must appear in the header section of each page;
  • References in the essay should be included and clearly identified;
  • Entries must be submitted in PDF format;
  • All entries must be submitted via e-mail to [email protected] by 11:59 p.m. (WAT) on May 28, 2021.

Students are encouraged to study rules on how to avoid plagiarism, as the essays will be checked for intellectual authenticity.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Scholarship and Award prizes will be permanently lost if the student: 

  • Does not attend an eligible NHEF Partner University; 
  • Winners will be announced via media channels (NHEF Facebook account, NHEF Instagram account, NHEF Twitter account, and NHEF Website); 
  • Winners will be contacted via communication method provided during application submission; 
  • The NHEF will make reasonable attempts to contact winners following announcements via media channels; 
  • Failure to claim prizes within 30 DAYS of announcement date, will automatically forfeit winnings; The student is found to have provided false or misleading information in claiming the award; 
  • The student fails to provide documentation to clarify an error or contradiction regarding his or her claim information that is discovered after the being selected; 
  • Unsatisfactory academic standing /Academic Probation will result in immediate forfeiture. 

DISCLAIMER:
  • Submitted essays will become the property of the NHEF. 
  • The NHEF may reprint the essays in its mediums and publications. 
  • Appropriate citations will be given to all the writers. 

NOTE: Enrollment will be verified with the University’s registrar.

For more information kindly log on to https://www.thenhef.org/news-events/6th-annual-scholarship-essay-competition/.