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2014/2015 SPDC Joint Venture University Scholarship Award Scheme

The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (Operator of the NNPC/SHELL /TEPN/AGIP Joint Venture) Scholarship Scheme offers first year students in all Nigerian universities the opportunity to study with an annual grant from the SPDC JV for the full duration of their course.

The programme aims to promote academic excellence and improve the skills of young Nigerians.

The merit-based scholarship is in two categories - the National Merit Award (NM) and the Areas of Operation Merit Award, East or West (OE or OW).

National Merit Award (NM) Open to all Nigerians.
Areas of Operation Merit Award, East (OE) For Nigerians who are indigenes of SPDC’s operational area in Abia, Akwa Ibom, Imo, Rivers and Bayelsa states (excluding indigenes of Ekeremor and Sagbama local government areas).
Areas of Operation Merit Award, West (OW) For Nigerians who are indigenes of SPDC’s operational area in Bayelsa (i.e. of Ekeremor and Sagbama local government areas) and Delta States.
Eligible Applicants must:

  • Be citizens of Nigeria, currently enrolled in an accredited and approved university in Nigeria.
  • Have gained admission during the 2014/2015 academic session, and pursuing a first degree programme.
  • Have a minimum of seven O/Levels credits, including Mathematics and English.
  • Be enrolled full-time, in a university in Nigeria at the undergraduate level with a minimum grade point average of 3.5 at the time of application (attach transcripts or official records).


All applicants should have their personal valid email accounts (for consistent communication).
Candidates who meet the above entry qualifications should apply online, and to provide the required personal and educational details, and load scanned copies of the following:

  1. A recent passport-sized photograph of the applicant (i.e. jpeg format, not more than 200kilobytes);
  2. University or JAMB (UTME or D/E) Admission Letter;
  3. Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) Scores;
  4. ‘O’ Level Result(s); and ‘A’ Level /OND /NCE Result(s) as applicable; and
  5. Letter of Identification from State (showing Local Government) of Origin.
  6. Scanned copies of letters of identification, (which must be duly stamped and signed) by: The Paramount Ruler of the Community; and The Chairman of the Community Development or Executive Council (CDC or CEC) is also required of applicants for the Operational Area Awards (OE & OW). The letters should be addressed to The Manager, Sustainable Development (UIO/G/NRS), Shell Petroleum Development Company, Port Harcourt.

Document size must not exceed 200KB and the image format must be JPG.

Please Note:-

  • Shell does not demand payment from applicants. The application is FREE of charge.
  • Shell does not assign ‘Representatives’/‘Agents’ to assist applicants’ process applications.
  • Applications should be submitted online before 18th of September 2015.
  • Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Apply Here

Posted by Admin / Posted 3 years ago

9 Comment(s)

Sunny | 3 years ago

Pls am confused on how to apply for this scheme because I have an updated document in my scholastica account ,yet I didn't see any were I should click to apply. Please guide me on what to do.

Scholastica Admin | 3 years ago

@Sunny Click the Apply Here link to take you to the applications page.

Madago Emuobo Prosper | 3 years ago

Please Sir I need help I don't know how to carry the scholarship application process.

Mascot | 3 years ago

Why is it that beneficiaries of other scholarship are not eligible. I much insight, please.

Edward Benjamin | 3 years ago

With all due respect sir? I want to know the next step after receiving the email that u have been awarded

Jide | 3 years ago

@scholastica, I want to know if the date and time for the test can be changed.

Omoruyi osas | 3 years ago

Pls am not receiving any message from scholastica even @ application. Plz i nid reply.

Gomba Ekpone | 3 years ago

What is the criteria for eligibility for the shell scholarship because all my documents, results and credentials are ok and my admission was on merit but yet i didnt get the examination iv email nor sms. So pls enlighten me. Thanks

samuel wisdom tochukwu | 3 years ago

pls I did not receive any message about my shell scholarship exam and the invitation letter and also the date of the exam

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