The MTN Foundation Scholarship scheme seeks to attract high performing full time second and third year students studying in public tertiary institutions (universities, polytechnics and colleges of education) in Nigeria. The scholarship provides financial assistance to students who might otherwise be unable to pay for their tertiary education and aims to recognize and reward academic excellence.
Qualified and successful full-time Nigerian students studying science and technology related courses are awarded the scholarship which covers tuition, book allowance and stipends. The scholarship is renewed every year until graduation for existing awardees provided they have maintained a minimum CGPA of 3.5 or its equivalent (second class upper/upper credit) while new applications, when advertised, are welcome from full time students in their second and third year of study.
MTNF awards annual scholarships to eligible students studying a science related discipline and blind students studying any discipline under its Science & Technology Scholarship Scheme (STSS) and Scholarship Scheme for Blind Students (SSBS) respectively. Both Scholarships under the Youth Empowerment Cause, are currently in their 9th and 7th phase respectively.
The scheme has awarded scholarships to 3,829 students in the last 10 years.