With digital technology creating more innovative opportunities of reaching wider markets and empowering students to reach the zenith of their dreams, Babcock University is poised to create the enabling environment for these dreams to thrive and create long-lasting impact on beneficiaries.
As global economic trends lean towards a more competitive market, employers of labour are becoming more demanding on employee deliverables and productivity. Babcock’s cutting-edge educational strategy gives her graduates an extra advantage in the global market through smart and innovative programmes which enable them to hit the ground running.
Keeping hope alive is thus Babcock’s strategic strap-line to reassure many who have lost faith in Nigeria’s educational system that the future is bright. To ensure that this drive goes beyond a talk shop, Babcock offers some level of assistance to enable students actualize their dream of quality education and sound moral values.
There are several scholarship schemes for different students and plan. Among these are:
- The Ilishan Indigene scholarship
- Adopt – A – Student
- Parents Consultative Forum Endowment Fund
- Media Professionals
- Tuition scholarship for students of Agriculture, Basic Sciences, Education & Theology
- Student Support Needy Assistance Fund
- Educational tuition Discount for Parents with more than one biological child.
I. ILISHAN INDIGENE SCHOLARSHIPS:
This scholarship is awarded to 20 students of Ilishan, the host community. It covers tuition for the students and it has been running for over 24 years before Babcock University got its accreditation to run as the pioneer private University in Nigeria.. More than 2,000 Ilishan indigenes have benefited from this scheme.
- The genealogy of the applicant must be traceable to Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State
- The applicant shall be a student of Babcock University and must have spent at least one year of study at Babcock University.
- Students with disciplinary cases pending and/or with academic probation shall not be eligible
- Students with citizenship grade less than ‘C’ need not apply.
- There shall be local advertisements sometime May/June of every school year conspicuously displayed at strategic locations on the University campus and Ilishan town
- All eligible applicants shall be expected to obtain and fill the prescribed forms which shall be available at Babcock University. Completed application forms shall be returned to Babcock University.
- All completed application forms received by BU shall be passed to Ilishan Education Committee, a sub-committee of Ilishan Development Committee for vetting and authenticating the veracity of the genealogy.
- After the input of the Ilishan Development Committee (IDC), the forms shall be analyzed by Babcock University and the results therefore shall be sent to IDC before releasing same to the public.
- Any recipient who fails to measure up academically and morally shall forfeit the right to continue to enjoy the scholarship and shall not be eligible to reapply until such student is cleared by an appropriate authority of the University. When this happens the student shall compete like any other who is applying for the first time.
II. ADOPT -A – STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP:
This scholarship is awarded on the basis of proven needs.
- Letter of application (Completed Adopt-A-Student Form)
- A minimum of 3.0 CGPA,
- Evidence of ability to pay the balance beyond the scholarship fund;
- Documentation of Work-Study (Current Work Study)
III. PCF EDUCATIONAL ENDOWMENT FUND:
This is available for students who lose either of the parents or their major sponsor during the course of their study in Babcock University. Members of the PCF meet with the student to determine the veracity of the report. Beneficiaries get a big percentage of their fees covered all through their study in school.
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HERITAGE: This scholarship is open to Adventist students and it covers a percentage of the tuition. Beneficiaries are also expected to put in time for work-study.
IV. MEDIA PROFESSIONALS:
This scholarship is aimed at encouraging media growth and development and covers mid-career journalists interested in pursuing a postgraduate study in the College of postgraduate studies. Beneficiaries are from the Education Corespondents and it covers a percentage discount in tuition.
V. EDUCATIONAL TUITION DISCOUNT IN AGRICULTURE, BASIC SCIENCES, EDUCATION & THEOLOGY:
These scholarships are designed to encourage study in critical areas to meet specific needs in the country especially in Agricultural sectors to boost food security, basic sciences, education & Theology. Students enjoy discount in tuition ranging from 30 – 100%.
- AGRICULTURE: This covers as much as 30% discount for non-denominational students while for denominational students, the discount is 100%. This is expected to encourage students to acquire agricultural skills that will boost the food and health security in the country thereby reversing the sad narrative of Nigeria as being one of the countries with the highest infant mortality rate.
- BASIC SCIENCES: (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry & Biology, there is a 50% discount in tuition irrespective of the denomination. This position is also expected to boost the study in these areas which serve several other fields in industries and education.
- EDUCATION: There is a 50% discount irrespective of the denominational affiliations. With the rise in the number of new schools established in Nigeria, this is expected to serve as a professional boost for meeting up the gap and improving quality of graduate professionals in the Educational sector which has seen a gradual decline in terms of enrolment.
- THEOLOGY: As a faith-based institution, Babcock also helps to train pastors, chaplains and theologians. To encourage those interested in pursing a career in these areas, the university offers a 75% discount in tuition fees.
VI.STUDENT SUPPORT NEEDY ASSISTANCE FUND: This is based on need. The selection is done by the University Scholarship Committee. An application letter is submitted with evidence of ability to pay balance beyond the scholarship fund. Applicants are also expected to to submit evidence of documentation of work-study.
VII. EDUCATIONAL TUITION DISCOUNT FOR PARENTS:
This fund is accessible to parents with more than one biological child taking programmes in the University. Irrespective of the courses, the percentage discount covers tuition fees for the children. Eligible parents need to show evidence of their wards through the birth certificates.
PCF ENDOWMENT FUND:
Completion of PCF Endowment Form which includes:
- Name of Student, Course and Year of Study
- Name of Sponsor
- Relationship of Sponsor to the student
- Employment details of the sponsor (such as place of employment, Position, full address of employer etc)
- Residential address of sponsor
- Home town address of sponsor
- Signature of student and date
- Bursary clearance for last semester
Bill for the academic session
- Copy of student ID card
- The student must already be a student at Babcock at the time of death of parent or sponsor.
- Beneficiary must have paid Consultative Forum Fees throughout the years
- Beneficiary must have paid Consultative Forum Endowment Funds up to the time of sponsor’s death.
- There must be a death certificate of the sponsor from a qualified medical doctor
- The Parents’ Consultative Forum must have been informed when the death occurred.
- During a Parents’ Consultative Forum (PCF) meeting, the scholarship is approved and remitted directly to Babcock University