Ogun State Scholarship & Bursary: 2024 Application Guide

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The Ogun State Scholarship is a monetary aid program designed for the indigenes of Ogun. The state has the highest number of production and manufacturing industries in Nigeria.

It is also home to notable scholars and highly reputable political players. This good heritage and many more are driven by the city’s educational sector, which is fairly standard in research, quality of learning, facilities/infrastructures, etc.

Hence, the municipality is rated among the best study destinations in Nigeria. Also, primary and secondary schools are free in the state, but the universities are not. Nevertheless, the city has a financial aid program called Ogun State Scholarship, designed to help sponsor intelligent and underprivileged students.

This program is a long-standing initiative, and hundreds of students have benefited. Read on to discover more information about the financial aid program.

Education in Ogun State

Ogun State is home to eight Public universities, which are uniformly spread across the city. The city also houses five private universities, and its degree-awarding institutions are as follows: Babcock University, Bells University of Technology, Chrisland University, Christopher University, Covenant University, Crawford University, Crescent University, Federal University of Agriculture, McPherson University, Mountain Top University, National Open University of Nigeria, Olabisi Onabanjo University, and Tai Solarin University of Education.

More so, the state has two Polytechnic and one college: Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, and Ogun State College of Health Technology, and a host of several primary and secondary schools.

Furthermore, the city has a growing population of 3.8 million people with a literacy rate of 62. 8%. This statistic is fairly high and coupled with the growing demand for skilled workers in the city.

The state government of Ogun and the FG of Nigeria have worked together to devise means to encourage the youths to gain the necessary intensive knowledge to fill the gaps. The Ogun state government scholarship is one such means, and it comes with nice perks.

Ogun State Scholarship Requirements

The 2024 Ogun State scholarship is designed for brilliant students with good academic CVs. More than that, this financial aid program mostly targets underprivileged students in the state to help them grow their careers. However, the scholarship beneficiaries are expected to serve the state and the country upon completion of their studies.

Here are the required educational criteria for the financial aid program:

  • Candidates must be an indigene of Ogun State either by birth or naturalization;
  • Candidates must be a scholar of a government-recognized educational establishment in Nigeria;
  • O-level Candidates should possess a good academic record;
  • Undergraduate candidates should be enrolled in full-time study mode and must be studying any art or science-related courses;
  • Undergraduate Candidates must have or maintain a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.00, and their statement of results must verify this;
  • Prospective undergraduate candidates should score five credits in their ordinary or advanced-level certificates in one sitting. The subjects must include English language, mathematics, and three related science or art study fields. Also, they should present their admission letter to the Ogun State Government to get admission to study in their chosen university.
  • Prospective O-level or A-level candidates must have the First School Living Certificate (FSLC);
  • Candidates must have their Certificate of Origin.

How to Apply for Ogun State Scholarship 2024

  • Interested candidates who meet the necessary academic and background criteria should head over to the Ogun State scholarship portal (ogunstate.gov.ng)
  • Applicants should click on the “apply now” button.
  • After that, they should submit the necessary data, which includes full name starting from surname before other names, valid contact number, and E-mail.
  • Candidates must submit the institution’s/JAMB admission letter to verify the Study Program, admission year, and course duration.
  • The submitted documents should be scanned and verified before submission

Local Government Eligibility

This financial aid program is a local government (LG-based) initiative. As with other Scholarships, this monetary aid initiative is not available for everyone but for some selected candidates who meet its criteria on the Local Government Area of origin.

So, applying candidates are advised to check their status and confirm if they are from any of the following Local Government Areas which are Abeokuta North, Abeokuta South, Ado-Odo/Ota, Ewekoro, Ifo, Ijebu East, Ijebu North, Ijebu North East, Ijebu Ode, Ikenne, Imeko Afon, Ipokia, Obafemi Owode, Odogbolu, Odeda, Ogun Waterside, Remo North, Sagamu, Yewa North, and Yewa South.

This is because prospective applicants must originate from any of these LGAs to be eligible for the scholarship.

Eligible Courses For Ogun State Indigene Scholarship

The Ogun State scholarship is available for a range of study programs, including the following;


  • Arabic Studies
  • Creative Arts
  • Drama & performing arts
  • English
  • Literature in English
  • Library
  • History
  • Linguistics
  • Philosophy


  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biochemical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Data Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Food Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Marine Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Robotics
  • Telecommunication Engineering

Biological Sciences

  • Anatomy
  • Biology
  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Biotechnology
  • Botany
  • Dentistry
  • Ecology
  • Genetics
  • Medicine & surgery
  • Medical Laboratory Science
  • Microbiology
  • Nursing
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical therapy
  • Physiology
  • Public health
  • Veterinary medicine
  • Wildlife management
  • Zoology

Management Science

  • Accounting
  • Banking and Finance
  • Business Administration
  • Public Administration
  • Industrial Relations & Personnel Management

Physical Science

  • Agriculture
  • Astronomy
  • Chemistry
  • Computer science
  • Earth Sciences
  • Ecology
  • Geophysics
  • Geology
  • Math and stats
  • Oceanography
  • Physics
  • Soil Sciences

Social Science

  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Guidance and Counselling
  • Mass Communication
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Philosophy
  • Sociology


  • Agricultural science and Education
  • Arts and Social Science Education
  • Education and Christian Religious Studies
  • Education and Arabic
  • Education and Biology
  • Education and Chemistry
  • Education and CRE
  • Education and Economics
  • Education and English Language
  • Education and Geography
  • Education and History:
  • Education and Integrated Science
  • Education and Maths
  • Education and Physics
  • Education and Social Studies
  • Primary Education Studies
  • Science and Technology Education
  • Teacher Education Science

Final Words

The rising cost of living, the wide gap between the rich and poor, and low salaries have affected the educational trends in Ogun State. These factors have played a role in one way or the order in the increasing case of school dropouts in the city, which is regarded as among the best destinations in Nigeria.

The Ogun State Scholarship is a program aimed at supporting indigenous scholars, and currently, hundreds of learners have profited from this financial aid package. This post contains important information on the scholarship eligibility criteria and application procedures.

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