LSSB Bursary and Scholarship Awards for Nigerian Students

A thorough overview of the Lagos State Scholarship Board’s Bursary and Scholarship Awards for the 2022/2023 academic year.

The Lagos State Scholarship Board (LSSB) is a governmental agency dedicated to the enrichment of Lagos State students’ academic journeys.

This article aims to offer an in-depth overview of the board’s Bursary and Scholarship Awards for the academic year 2022/2023.

The Bursary and Scholarship Award Announcement

The Executive Secretary of the Lagos State Scholarship Board has issued an announcement targeted towards all indigenous students of Lagos State studying in tertiary institutions across the country.

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The announcement pertains to the imminent availability of Bursary and Scholarship Award application forms for the 2022/2023 academic year.

The forms will be available for purchase starting Thursday, 1st June 2023, and the sale will end by 12 midnight of Friday, 30th June 2023.

A Brief History of the Lagos State Scholarship Board

The Lagos State Scholarship Board was established in February 1968, shortly after the creation of the state. The Board is a direct representation of the state’s commitment to excellence in education.

It was created to foster, encourage, and reward high academic standards among students nationwide.

The ultimate aim of the Board is to provide substantial educational assistance to students, contributing to the development of Lagos State and Nigeria.

Overview of the Offered Bursary/Scholarship Awards

The Lagos State Scholarship Board provides a variety of Bursary and Scholarship Awards to cater to different students’ needs.

Here is an overview of the awards offered:

Lagos State Bursary

The Lagos State Bursary is a financial award provided to aid students’ education.

Maritime Academy/Law School Bursary

This bursary is specifically designed for students attending Maritime Academy and Law School.

Scholarships for Various Levels of Education

The Lagos State Scholarship Board provides scholarships for students at various levels of education, including:

  • Undergraduate Students
  • Masters Students
  • Doctorate Students

Current Rate Of Local Scholarship Awards

Each beneficiary’s award is determined by the category of their award. Here are the details:

  • Technical Colleges – N100,000
  • Poly/Colleges of Education – N200,000
  • First Degree – N200,000
  • Masters Degree – N300,000
  • Doctorate Degree – N400,000

Current Rate Of Local Bursary Awards

The present administration ensured that the Bursary award rates were increased in 2007 to meet with present economic realities.

Here are the approved rates for Lagos State University (LASU) students:

  • Freshers – N35,000
  • Arts Students – N25,000
  • Science Students – N30,000
  • Physically challenged Students – N40,000
  • Law/Engineering/Medical Students – N50,000

Rates for students from other institutions are as follows:

  • Arts Students – N20,000
  • Science Students – N30,000
  • Physically challenged Students – N40,000
  • Law/Engineering/Medical Students – N50,000
  • Law School & Maritime Academy Students – N200,000

The administration has also increased the Bursary to Law School students, approving the rate of N200,000 only per bonafide indigene to ease their financial burden.

The same amount is awarded to Lagos State indigenes studying in the Maritime Academy.

Essential Criteria for Bursary Awards

Enrolled Student

First and foremost, the applicant must be a full-time student in a recognized tertiary institution.

This proves that the candidate is committed to pursuing an education and is in need of financial support.

Lagos State Indigene

Origin also plays a vital role in the qualification process.

The applicant must be a verified indigene of Lagos State, a requirement that can be confirmed by paternity.

Genuine Documentation

Moreover, the applicants must present valid documents such as:

  • Admission letters
  • School identity cards
  • Letters from the local Oba
  • Letters from the local government
  • All other necessary documentation that may support their claim

It’s important to note that all documents must be original and authentic.

Mandatory Requirements for Scholarship Awards

Academically Driven Student

For scholarship awards, the candidates must not only be full-time students in tertiary institutions but also display exceptional academic performance.

The minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) required is 3.5 and above for undergraduate students and 2.1 (second class upper) for postgraduate students.

Lagos State Indigene

Just like for the bursary awards, applicants must be legitimate indigenes of Lagos State, as verified by paternity.

Valid Documentation

As with the bursary award, candidates must present legitimate documents that support their claims.

Opportunities for General Applicants and Postgraduates

General Applicants

For general applicants from valid tertiary institutions in Nigeria, they have the chance to apply for:

  • Bursary awards at N2,500
  • Scholarship awards at N3,500

Postgraduate Students

Additionally, postgraduate students including those pursuing Post Graduate Diploma (PGD), Masters, and PhD in Nigeria can apply for the following awards:

  • Scholarship (Masters) – N5,000
  • Scholarship (PhD) – N5,000

Special Provisions for Law School and Maritime Academy Students

Students from the Law School and the Nigerian Maritime Academy are also encouraged to apply for the bursary award which stands at a value of N4,000.

The Application Process

Ready to take advantage of these opportunities? Simply visit https://lagosscholarship.org/ to apply.

Make sure you have all the necessary documentation and meet all the eligibility requirements.

In conclusion, the LSSB Bursary and Scholarship Awards are excellent opportunities for academically-driven students in need of financial assistance.

By meeting the outlined eligibility criteria, Lagos indigenes can unlock their academic potential and secure a brighter future.

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FAQs

When will the application forms for the 2022/2023 Bursary and Scholarship Awards be available?

The application forms will be available for purchase starting Thursday, 1st June 2023, and the sale will end by 12 midnight of Friday, 30th June 2023.

Who is eligible for the Bursary and Scholarship Awards?

Indigenous students of Lagos State studying in tertiary institutions across the country can apply.

When was the Lagos State Scholarship Board established?

The Lagos State Scholarship Board was established in February 1968.

What is the purpose of the Lagos State Scholarship Board?

The Board was established to foster, encourage, and reward high academic standards among students nationwide and provide educational assistance.

What are the award rates for the Bursary and Scholarships?

The rates vary depending on the level of study and the specific institution. Detailed information can be found in the article above.


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