Scholarship Application Guidelines

Cyfed Undergraduate Scholarship Application Guidelines

To be considered for the Cyfed Scholarships, eligible applicants must comply with the following:

1. Complete and submit an online application.

2. Provide a valid Government-issued identity (ID) document (e.g. an International Travel Passport, a Voter’s Card, a National Identity Card or a Driver’s License). Applicants who are below the age of 18 years and are unable to apply for a government ID can submit a birth certificate.

3. Provide an official letter ( original, not photocopied) from your school (Head of Department) stating the following: Your full name, Gender, Matriculation number (Newly matriculated scholars who have not yet received a matriculation number or school ID must provide a  provisional admission letter from their institution of study), Course Title and Level, Department of Study, CGPA (for renewing scholars; Applicable from the 2018 round).

4. Also, attach the following documents (all certified by a qualified lawyer). Note that the originals must be presented by successful applicants during the interviews:

  • JAMB/UME result certificate
  • Senior Secondary School Exam Certificate (WASSCE and/or NECO)
  • A valid student ID from your host institution
  • A recent (within 6 months) passport-sized photograph
  • A letter of recognition from the traditional ruler of your town, confirming your town of origin.

5. A 500-word essay, about “My family”.


6. Please send all the supporting documentation and essay listed above as an email attachment (with your names and date of birth) to info@ocifoundationng.org.

Note that no application will be processed until full documentations have been received and verified.