Grow with Sterling Scholarship
Get 85% towards your Nexford Bachelor’s degree and work at Sterling Bank
50 work-study scholarships available
Jumpstart your career with Sterling Bank and Nexford
Scholarship worth 85%
Scholarship worth 85% Get the best start when you leave high school. Earn an American Bachelor’s degree online. With 85% toward tuition, you pay just $13.5/month.
Grow with Sterling Bank
Kickstart your career at Sterling Bank with this work-study scholarship. Apply what you learn, and earn a wage as you earn a Bachelor’s degree.
Earn an American degree
Join America’s most innovative university, 100% online. Get a flexible undergraduate degree, relevant job skills, and around-the-clock support.
Grow with Sterling Bank
Should you wait for years to earn a degree before experiencing your dream job? No! Not with the first-of-its-kind collaboration Grow with Sterling between Sterling Bank and Nexford University. This work-study scholarship is exclusively for Nigerian Secondary School leavers like you. For the duration of your Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program with Nexford, get 85% of your tuition sponsored by Sterling while working and applying what you learn!
Sterling is committed to connecting you to your passion. It's never business as usual, it's a place where you can make a difference because what you do at Sterling matters. Watch Abubakar Suleiman, Sterling Bank’s CEO, speak to Nexford University Graduates about online education and employer needs.
Why apply for the scholarship?
Wondering whether you should apply for the Grow with Sterling Scholarship? We’ll let Rita & Okikiola explain why it might just be the best decision you ever make.
Grow with Sterling Scholarship FAQs
Grow with Sterling only has 20 places available. Don’t let questions hold you back!
Why Nexford’s BBA degree?
Get back to school, but not as you know it. Our Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) is a hands-on undergraduate degree for innovative minds, 100% online. Aligned with top employer needs, it equips you with the business-ready, practical skills to stand out in today’s fiercely competitive marketplace. Learn on your schedule without stepping out of your role with Sterling Bank.
Complete your BBA in an average of 48 months and learn at a pace that suits you. With this scholarship, you get 85% toward tuition, so you pay just $13.50/month. Get an international perspective and business-ready practical skills to hit the ground running. Support your Nexford goals with access to LinkedIn Learning during your program, at no additional cost.
How to apply
Before you apply, please check your eligibility for the scholarship with Sterling Bank and also read the admission requirements that you’ll need to meet to enroll in the BBA program at Nexford University.
Check your eligibility
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.
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 by Sterling Bank Apprenticeship Team
- 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 $13.5/month using your 85% Sterling Bank voucher code. With the Grow with Sterling Scholarship, you can pay your tuition monthly, quarterly, or annually.
You can have your work and you can have your studies. You can achieve it all. Nexford has made it super easy. Learning online is opening my eyes to understand that there is a big world out there and there is so much you can achieve from Nexford. It’s a fantastic experience!