i-Scholar Initiative (iSI) Scholarship Application FAQs
Who can apply?
Bachelor degree graduates with a minimum of second class upper division
How do I know if/when my application has been successfully submitted?
You will receive a confirmation email acknowledging the receipt of your application.
I have not completed NYSC, will I be considered?
Yes, you should upload your NYSC call-up letter. NYSC Certificate/Call-Up Letter is not
required at the time of application but will be requested if you are selected.
Do I need to make payments before I can apply?
No, there is no payment required. The i-Scholar Initiative(iSI) Scholarship application
Can I select more than one examination?
Yes, you can select your proposed program-related standardized test plus TOEFL
Who can write my references?
You will need two references.
Academic Reference: From your University Lecturer/Supervisor who has excellent
knowledge of your academic ability
Character Reference: From your employer, work supervisor or mentor who can attest
to your good character.
NB: The same person cannot write both references
How do I know if/when my references have been submitted?
You will receive an email when your referees submit the reference
Who should my references be addressed to?
Your references should be addressed to the i-Scholar Initiative Scholarship Committee
Do my reference letters need to be written on official letterhead?
No, your referees will need to paste/type into the online reference form
Can I change the references in my application?
Once you submit your application, references cannot be changed
When is the deadline for my references to be received?
Your reference should be submitted latest on the reference deadline day. That
is, the reference submission deadline is February 4, 2022 (same day as Application Deadline)
Will there be an interview?
There might be as needed.
What is the value of the i-Scholar Initiative Scholarship Award?
Scholarship to cover your standardized test(s) and a predetermined number of
admission application fees. Other benefits include an end to end mentoring and access
to professional networking opportunities.
Do I need to complete my application in one sitting?
Yes, you need to complete your application in one sitting. The application progress is not
saved until you click the submit button, please ensure that you have all your application
materials before starting the application.
If my internet browser crashes, will my application be saved?
No, your application will not be saved. Please ensure you have good internet and all
your application materials when filling the form
Is there a preferred internet browser to complete my application?
Yes. We recommend you use Chrome browser
Does having an international passport increase my chance?
No, but it is required as a means of identification by the Examination bodies (e.g. ETS) to
write your exams.
Can HND graduates apply?
Yes. HND with distinction
I previously applied for iSI scholarship, but my application was not successful.
Can I reapply?
Yes, you can.