United World Colleges Annual Scholarship Award, 20080
The Nigeria National Committee for the United World Colleges (U.W.C) invites applications from suitably qualified Nigerian candidates for a limited number of Scholarship Awards to some U.W.Cs. Currently, there are twelve Colleges located in various countries, namely United Kingdom, Singapore, Canada, Swaziland, U.S.A, Italy, Venezuela, Hong Kong, Norway, India, Costa Rica and Bosnia Herzegovina.
The Colleges prepare students for a two year International Baccalaureate (IB) certificate (an equivalent of A ‘levels’). Parents/Guardians may be required to foot the bill of their wards flight ticket, pocket money, health, insurance, clothing, etc. cost where applicable. Candidates must be between the ages of 15 and 17 years. However, those aged 18 and 19 years are eligible for the Simon Boulivar UWC in Venezuela, which is essentially an agricultural institution.
The United World College Movement is a non-profit making organization with International Headquarters in London. The Nigerian National Committee was formed in 1982, Currently, Mr. Hakeem Belo Osagie (an alumnus of UWC) is the Chairman of the Committee while Mr. Akintola Williams (CBE, OFR) is the National Patron.
To be eligible to apply, candidates must have demonstrated outstanding academic ability and must have obtained the Senior School Certificate SSCE or GCE O’levels or thier recognized equivalent. Exceptional students in SS3 may also apply with their two years continuous assessment and mock results duly certified by their school heads.
For more information visit the Nigerian National Committee’s website
- Application starts January 7, 2008.
- Submission of application forms closes February 29, 2008.
- Short-listed Candidates will be invited for a rigorous Selection Exercise at the Sea School, Apapa, Lagos holding from Friday March 21 to Sunday March 23, 2008.