Steve Eshiemogie Undergraduate Scholarship 2024 for (Up to N100,000) | How to Apply Now

Applications for the 2024 Steve Eshiemogie Undergraduate Scholarship are now open. The scholarship welcomes applications from final-year undergraduate students enrolled in Nigerian federal universities. Students interested in pursuing lifetime careers in engineering and biological sciences are the target audience for this scholarship.

Steve Eshiemogie Undergraduate Scholarship 2024
Steve Eshiemogie Undergraduate Scholarship 2024

The Steve Eshiemogie Undergraduate Scholarship is named after Steve Eshiemogie, a devoted and focused Ph.D. Student in Chemical and Biological Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. He’s originally from Fugar, Edo State, Nigeria, Steve is investigating the fascinating field of creating novel metabolic pathways for sustainable bioproduction at Rensselaer in the Metabolic Engineering Lab.

The Aim of the Steve Eshiemogie Undergraduate Scholarship

The primary goal of this Steve Eshiemogie Undergraduate Scholarship is to ignite a passion for biotechnology among students. The historical journey of biotechnology began in 1973 when scientists engineered Escherichia coli bacteria, marking the genesis of genetic engineering. Biotechnology, far from being confined to laboratories, has historical roots in practices like fermentation for brewing alcoholic drinks.

this scholarship seeks to foster interest in biotechnology among Nigerian students. Biotechnology, a field integral to sustainable development, has evolved significantly since its inception, with pioneers like Genentech shaping its trajectory.


All successfully selected candidates for the Steve Eshiemogie Scholarship receive invaluable professional career mentorship.

The scholarship amount of One Hundred Thousand Naira (N100,000), is also given to recipients

Requirements for Steve Eshiemogie Undergraduate Scholarship

To be eligible, an applicant must:

  • Be a Nigerian student enrolled in a federal government university.
  • Be currently pursuing studies in chemical engineering, biology, microbiology, biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, plant biology, or related fields.
  • Academic Standing: Must be advancing to the final year of undergraduate study with a commendable CGPA.
  • Exclusivity: Should not be a recipient of any other scholarship.
  • Students must demonstrate their keen interest in using biotechnology to support the continent of Africa’s sustainable development.

Application Process for Steve Eshiemogie Undergraduate Scholarship

Please note that only the most deserving candidates are considered for the Scholarship. To apply, Applicants must submit the following documents:

  • Statement of Purpose: A detailed essay outlining their motivation, challenges faced, research intentions, post-graduation plans, and impact aspirations.
  • CV/Resume: A well-structured document highlighting academic and extracurricular achievements.
  • Letters of Recommendation: Two recommendations from lecturers or professors in the applicant’s department.
  • Confirmation Letter: A signed letter from the Head of the Department confirming the non-beneficiary status of other scholarships.
  • Transcripts: A copy of self-reported transcripts showcasing academic performance.
  • Financial Details: A document specifying tuition details, final year start and end dates, and project topic if applicable.

For more details, visit Steve Eshiemogie’s website at:

Selection Criteria

The scholarship committee employs a balanced approach, considering both merit and financial need.

Outstanding academic performance is mandatory, followed by a scrutiny of applicants with the most significant financial need.

Eligible candidates are strongly encouraged to apply, aligning with the scholarship’s ethos.

Application Deadline

February 24, 2024.



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