This is a gold medal for most people but not everyone can be endowed with awards and honours. The most common conception is assuming that the awards have to be strictly academic such as being the best in a subject or your class.

There are thousands of poster, essays, short story, poetry and oratory competition which have as much weight with the added advantage of monetary compensation

Competitions such as

  • Commonwealth short story competition
  • Etisalat prize for literature
  • Etisalat flash Fiction prize
  • CIAPS Public interest Essay Competitions
  • St .Gallen symposium leader of tomorrow essay competition
  • UBA foundation international essay for Nigeria ,Ghana and Senegal
  • Young Ag-summit essay Contests for Students
  • Berkeley Prize International essay competition
  • Lex:lead international essay competition
  • Nigerian Stock Exchange Annual national Essay competition
  • DStv Eutelsat Award for African Secondary School Students with interest in Technology
  • Haller prize for developmental Journalism
  • The short story day Africa prize for African writers
  • Geneva challenge for masters student
  • NHEF scholarship Essay

Scholarships can also be included and they abound in the tertiary institution. The ratio of postgraduate to undergraduate scholarship is about 3:1 all you have to do is search actively for and subscribe to information providing websites.

List of Some Common scholarships in Africa

  • Federal government scholarships
  • Bilateral educational agreement overseas scholarships for Nigerians
  • PTDF scholarships programme in Nigeria and overseas
  • River state government RSSDA undergraduate overseas scholarships
  • Oyo State scholarship scheme for Oyo state indigenes
  • Lagos state local Scholarship award for Lagos State indigenes
  • Imo state government scholarships
  • Agbami Scholarships programme for undergraduate Nigerian students
  • Agip oil Company Undergraduate Scholarships for Nigerian students
  • Mobil Nigeria undergraduate national Scholarship programme
  • Shell Nigeria university scholarship programme
  • Shell Secondary School scholarship scheme
  • Nigerian lnG Scholarship Scheme for undergraduate students
  • Total Nigeria national merit Scholarship programme
  • NNPC/Addax national tertiary institutions merit scholarship programme
  • Nigerian women association of Georgia Nigerian scholarship for female Nigerian students
  • British Anerican Nigerian scholarshipfor undergraduate Students
  • MTN foundation science and technology Scholarship Scheme
  • Mtn foundation/muson music Scholarships awards
  • Mankind united to support total education (MUSTE) scholarships for undergraduate Nigerian students
  • Gani Fawehinmi scholarship programme
  • Ikeoha scholarship Awards for Enugu State students
  • Merry hearts scholarship for Nigerian pre university students
  • Globacom G-bam Scholarship
  • ABC transport National University Scholarship Award

List of some useful African website