Am I eligible for this scholarship?

To be eligible, you must:

  • Be a Nigerian, living in Nigeria
  • Have five credits including English and Mathematics at O levels or its equivalent
  • Provide a strong guarantor from your parents or a guardian
  • Not have a Bachelor’s degree and not be enrolled in any tertiary institution in Nigeria or abroad.

Apply to the Grow with Sterling Scholarship

Your application is a formal request to be considered for the Grow with Sterling work-study Scholarship. To apply, you’ll need to complete the application and provide:

  • A 150-word essay answering: “Why should you be considered for the Grow with Sterling Scholarship?”(150 words maximum)
  • Secondary school certificate (WAEC, NECO or GCE)
  • Government-issued ID or passport
  • Other relevant certificates

If you are ready with the documents and essay, fill in the Grow with Sterling Bank Scholarship Application Form..

Apply to scholarship

Scholarship Screening Process

Within seven days after submitting your scholarship application, a Sterling Bank representative will contact you via email to let you know if you have been shortlisted.

The Sterling screening process for shortlisted applicants includes the following:

  • O Level Screening: Based on O level grades achieved
  • Speed Test: you’ll complete a speed test to measure a broad spectrum of abilities
  • Interview: you’ll be interviewed virtually by a Sterling Bank representative
  • Documentation: you’ll need to submit the following documents to Sterling Bank:
    • A parent's valid means of ID
    • A sponsor's valid means of ID
    • A guarantor's valid means of ID

Get the scholarship decision

Within two weeks, successful applicants will receive a scholarship decision via email from Sterling Bank representative. If your Scholarship application is approved, you’ll get an email from Sterling Bank including a unique tuition code that will give you 85% towards your monthly tuition. Keep this safe, you’ll need this to enroll.


Apply to Nexford’s BBA

To apply to Nexford’s BBA program you have to meet the admission requirements and pay a one-off $20 application fee. Submit your application and receive a response from Nexford within seven days. Enroll in your BBA program and pay for your tuition, which is just $12/month using your 85% Sterling Bank voucher code. With the Grow with Sterling Scholarship, you can pay your tuition monthly, quarterly, or annually.


Start learning and working

Ready to start learning at Nexford and working at Sterling Bank? Nexford’s programs start on the first of every month, so you can begin as soon as you’re ready.

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