Each year, the Nigeria Higher Education Foundation identifies talented young Nigerians from the various Partner Universities that have demonstrated strong academic excellence and well-roundedness in both professional and extracurricular pursuits and provides them with intensive career training and skill-building exercises needed to aid them in long term career development.Table of Content
In 2000, the Partnership for Higher Education in Africa (PHEA) was launched by four institutions based on the belief that higher education was critical to Africa’s renaissance. The initial partnership included The Rockefeller Foundation, Ford Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and the Carnegie Foundation of New York and a few years later, three Foundations; Mellon Foundation, Kresge Foundation and Hewlett Foundation joined PHEA. The NHEF is working toward a future in which Nigerian higher education is one of the best in the world - one where Nigerian institutio... read more
They aim to substantially increase the number of well-educated Nigerians assuming positions of leadership in Nigeria and around the world. To achieve this goal, they seek to address the skill gaps in key sectors of the economy by providing talented Nigerian university students with a variety of programs ranging from critical on-the-job training to hands-on skills workshops. With the help of their partner firms, they provide world-class training and support to their Scholars, enabling them compete effectively in the job market.
In order to qualify as an NHEF Scholar, each candidate must possess strong commitment to Leadership, Community Service, Philanthropy as well as making a lasting impact across the globe. Eligible applicants are penultimate students at our Partner universities i.e 300 Level students studying a 4 years course or 400-level students studying a 5 years course.
The NHEF Partner Universities are listed above
For more details, visit NHEF website