Shell Undergraduate Scholarships 2021/2022


The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited is now accepting applications from suitably qualified students into their Shell Undergraduate Scholarships. It is a fully-funded scholarship for all students.

About Shell Undergraduate Scholarships

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. They subdivided shell Undergraduate Scholarships for Students in Nigerian Universities 2021 into two categories: National Merit Award (NM) and Areas of Operation Merit Award (OM).

The merit-based scholarship is in two categories–the National Merit Award (NM) and the Areas of Operation Merit Award(OM).

i) The National Merit Award (NM): Is open to all Nigerians.

ii) The Areas of Operation Merit Award (OM): is for Nigerians who are indigenes of SPDC’s operational areas in Abia, Bayelsa, Delta, Imo and Rivers State.

Who is qualified to apply? Eligible Applicants must:

1. Be Nigerian citizens.

2. Be registered Full-Time undergraduates in an accredited University in Nigeria

3. Be at 200 level with a minimum CGPA of 2.5

4. Have a minimum of 5 credits, including Mathematics and English in their Senior School Certificate Examinations

5. Have a minimum of 200 scores in UTME

The Scholarship is in two categories;

  • the National Merit Award (NM) and,
  • the Areas of Operation Merit Award (OM)

How to Apply for Scholarships

1. Every applicant should have a valid personal email address (for consistent communication).

2. Scanned copies of letters of identification, stamped and signed by:

  • The Paramount Ruler of the Community; and
  • The chairperson of the Community Development (CDC) or
  • The chairperson of the Executive Council (CEC) or

3. The Community Trust (CT) is also required for applicants for the Operational Area Awards. They should address the letters to: “The ER Manager, Social Performance/Social Investment, The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited, Port Harcourt, Rivers State”.

Please note: Each scanned document must not exceed 200KB and the image format must be in JPEG. Beware of the fraud websites when applying for scholarships online. Such websites will ask you to pay for the programme, sometimes, even before submitting the application.

These are completely faux sites that should be avoided. For more information or clarification please email: [email protected]



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1. Shell DOES NOT DEMAND PAYMENT FROM APPLICANTS. The application is entirely free.

2. Shell DOES NOT ASSIGN ‘ Representatives’ /’Agents’ to assist applicants’ process applications.

3. There will be no selection tests as selection will be based strictly on relative academic performance.

4. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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