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2022 NCS – Jim Ovia Scholarship Fund for Nigerian Students

Application is now open to interested and qualified candidates for the 2022 NCS-Jim Ovia Scholarship Fund organized by the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS).

Human capital in Information Technology is a top priority for the nation because Nigeria needs people in sufficient numbers with such appropriate expertise to survive and thrive in the knowledge economy.

Through this fund, NCS shows exceptional commitment to the sustainable national development of Nigeria by significantly increasing opportunities for Information Technology Education and research attainment nationwide.

Scholarship Details:

The Scholarship is introduced by the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) in a way of giving back to Society and supporting educational and research development. Scholarships are the best and most effective ways for intelligent students to be granted the opportunity to realize their dreams of quality and sustainable education.

This fund will be used to provide educational scholarships as well as support for high-impact research. It will increase IT education and research achievement in the country and provide many who are presently excluded with the ability to seize IT education and research opportunities and fulfill their potential.

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  1. Support and promote Computing/ Information Technology Education in Nigeria
  2. Assist in developing the needed manpower for the technological advancement of the nation

Scholarship Requirements:

The NCS-Jim Ovia Scholarship Award  is open to all suitably qualified candidates that meet the following requirements:

  • The scholarship is awarded to undergraduates and postgraduates (M.Sc. and Ph.D.) in all fields of Computer Science and Information Technology (i.e. Computer Science, Information Technology, Software Engineering, Cybersecurity, Computer Engineering, Information Systems, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, etc.
  • A minimum of Second-Class Upper is required
  • The Award/Grant is expected to be channeled towards tuition, accommodation, books, and research materials
  • The Scholarship/Awards/Grant is based on your activities/visibility at local chapter and national levels of the Society.
  • The Award is a one-time opportunity during a course of study.
  • The scholarship amount is paid twice in two consecutive years subject to satisfactory academic performance
  • Registered and financially up to date NCS members are eligible to benefit from the fund.
  • Other conditions as may be determined by NCS from time-to-time

Scholarship Duration and Reward

Members of Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) and Nigerian Association of Computing Students (NACOS) at the undergraduate and post-graduate levels.

Award Categories:

  • 5 Ph.D. Students
  • 10 Master’s Degree Students
  • 20 Undergraduates Students

Required Documents

The completed form must be accompanied with the following documents:
  • Admission letter
  • A 2-page proposal (ONLY required for postgraduate awards and research grants).
  • Two recommendation letters from the institution or organization, duly signed and stamped (HOD, Dean, Vice-Chancellor, Rector, Manager, Director, Project Supervisor, etc.)
  • Proposed budget
  • Duly signed past academic results
  • Duly signed academic certificates
  • NYSC discharge certificate
  • A yearly progress report for renewal of the award
  • Evidence of past activities with local chapters and National for Conferences and workshop attendance.
  • A letter of recommendation from the NCS Chapter to which the applicant belongs to show the level of involvement with the society.

Specifics for Undergraduates (BSc.):

The completed form must be accompanied with the following documents:

  • Admission letter
  • Recommendation letter from HOD, duly stamped and signed
  • Evidence of membership of NACOS
  • Duly signed academic results of last two semesters
  • Cumulative grade point average (CGPA)

How To Apply

Interested and qualified applicants should apply using the link below.

  • All applications are screened by the Education and Manpower Development Committee of Nigeria Computer Society.
  • Candidates are evaluated based on their needs and past academic performances
  • The NCS Scholarship does not discriminate on the basis of religion, origin, gender, age, physical or mental disability.
  • Bond free
  • Selection of qualified candidates is also done by the committee
  • The decision of the National Executive Council of the NCS is final.


  • Name of Student
  • Name of Institution
  • Course of Study
  • Matriculation number
  • Current level and academic session
  • Cumulative grade point average (CGPA)
  • A copy of the signed and stamped verification letter from the respective institution confirming the details stated above for each student.

The Application Deadline is 31st May 2022

2022 NCS – Jim Ovia Scholarship Fund for Nigerian Students
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