ZNF AI and Data Science Scholarship 2024

The Zeribe Nwosu Foundation is the primary sponsor of the ZNF AI and Data Science Scholarship Awards, and it is pleased to announce the call for applications for the inaugural Zeribe Nwosu Scholarship (ZNS) in Artificial Intelligence and Data Science (ZNS AIDS). Interested candidates are invited to review the eligibility criteria provided below and utilize the designated form for submitting their applications.

Host: Zeribe Nwosu Foundation
Open to: Nigerians
Target: Graduates
Deadline: April 1, 2024
Eligibility Criteria: ZNF AI and Data Science Scholarship

Interested applicants must:

  • Be in your fourth year of undergraduate studies or have not been out of school for more than a year.
  • Be a student or graduate of a private or public Nigerian university or polytechnic.
  • Have a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least 3.5* on a 5-point scale (from years 1-3).
  • There are no restrictions on the field of study.

*For polytechnic students or students of universities using 4.0 as a scale, a rough conversion of the CGPA to percentage is acceptable. A CGPA of 2.8 out of 4.0, or 70%, will be considered. Medical students should present their Year 1 results as well as evidence of achieving “pass” for the subjects taken in Years 2–3.

*Applicants that have graduated should meet a final CGPA of at least 3.0 on the scale of 5.0 or a rough conversion of 60%.

Documents Required for Application
  • A personal statement (1-page)
  • CV (1-2 pages; this CV should have a section listing AI/data science tools you have used or developed).
  • One letter of recommendation on official letterhead (1-2 pages)
  • Unofficial transcripts of year 1-3 academic records (applicants in years 5, 6, or graduates should include additional transcripts as appropriate).
  • Undergraduate admission letter.*
  • A statement of need explaining why you need the scholarship (min: 100 words, max: 200 words).
  • A work or practical portfolio providing evidence of your outputs in the area of either AI, data science, or both. This could include publications, Github profiles, software or apps developed, websites or databases created or maintained, etc. Just as a reference, your portfolio may cover statistics and programming languages, SQL, Power BI, Tableau, visualization tools, and machine learning, and should demonstrate analytical abilities. You have discretion on how to package the requested proof of experience.

Either upload snippets as a PDF or provide website links. 

Each of the application materials carries its own mark. In addition, applications receive a score for completeness.

Upload your work portfolio separately

If your undergraduate admission letter is not available, then ensure that your referee letter explicitly states the year you were admitted into your undergraduate program. For graduates, the letter must also state the month or year in which you concluded your final year exams.

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The ZNF AI and Data Science Scholarships will award N150,000 each to at least 3 awardees.

Application Procedure

Interested and qualified candidates can apply here

For more information, visit ZNF AI and Data Science Scholarships

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