Dangote Foundation Scholarship 2020 – Application Process & Eligibility Criteria

You must have heard about the Dangote Foundation Scholarship which has been going on over the years now, many aspiring students have been wondering on how to apply for the scholarship, how they can get the benefits which are allocated to each scholarship. You should know that the Dangote Foundation Scholarship is not only applicable to those in higher institution, even those who just finished their secondary school can still apply for the scholarship program.

There have been several questions which are being associated with the Scholarship program, there have been several questions coming up about this scholarship program, many have been asking if it’s real or not, but I can assure you that it’s very real.

I know you must have heard about the name Dangote before, he is not a new name in Africa and even in the world. Dangote is known as the richest man in Africa and has taken a good position among the richest in the world, he is the owner of Dangote Group, the company deals on different products which are used mostly in Africa, ranging from the manufacturing of Cement, Salt, Sugar, Noodles and a whole lot of others.

There are other businesses he is doing apart from all these, his company is known to have employed quite a large number of people in Africa, they have been able to reduce unemployment in some countries as he is known to have a vast majority of workers, having a scholarship foundation has always been his dream, as he sees it as a way to pay back his people in Africa and to help the young ones who are just coming up, this foundation has helped quite a large number of people. If you want to know how to apply for the Dangote Foundation Scholarship then this article is for you, as we will show you the application process, requirements, and what you need to do to enable you to apply for this scholarship.

Dangote Foundation Scholarship – How To Apply

Every year the Dangote Foundation gives Scholars the opportunity to apply for Scholarship online, there are several requirements which are needed from you in the application of this scholarship, you should know that the application for this scholarship is done online and it is free, you are not advised to pay any money to persons claiming to be from the Dangote group to help you get the scholarship, you will only need to fill in your details online to be able to get a hold of the scholarship if there are further things required from you, you will be asked to fill it in and will be notified through email.

Dangote Foundation scholarship is not yet available online, so you are advised to keep checking their website so that once it’s available, you will be able to get a hold of it. The following requirements which are listed below are recommended for you to have, you must have the requirements which are listed above for you to be able to apply for the scholarship.

Requirements For The Application Of Dangote Scholarship

  • An admission letter will be needed from your current institute of learning
  • Birth Certificate
  • O’Level result
  • Local Government of Origin or State of origin will be needed from you
  • Original Jamb Result
  • Your passport will need to be uploaded on the website which must be 450X450 size, white background and it should not be more than 200kb. The Scholarship is open to postgraduates and undergraduates only.
  • All applicants should be up to 18 years of age
  • The Scholarship is limited to African schools only
  • Applicants must have the attestation of good character
  • Applicants must be intelligent and ready to gather more knowledge from his or her field of study.

What we have given you is a detailed information on the requirements needed for you to apply for the Dangote Foundation, the portal for the scholarship foundation is not open yet, once it is open you will get notified on how you can apply, though it is not difficult, it can be done from the comfort of your phone. Before we talk more about this Scholarship program, let’s take a look at the life of the man who initiated this scholarship foundation Dangote, I know you must want to know about him and so many details which will be revealed to you below.

Aliko Dangote was born in the year 1957, he is a businessman and the owner of ‘Dangote Group’ which has spanned across Africa. Dangote is ranked by Forbes magazine as the 100th richest person in the world and the richest in Africa, as of March 2019 he has an estimated net worth of about US$ 10.6 billion.

Dangote was born into a wealthy family, he is a Muslim by religion, he is the great-grandson of Alhassan Dantata which is the richest African at the time of his death. Dangote is not just a wealthy man, he is also an educated man who graduated from the Alhazar University Cario, Egypt. His company which is called Dangote group was established in the year 1977 in Nigeria, he started out as a small trading company then he later moved to Lagos to expand it that same year.

The Dangote Group has covered the areas of food manufacturing, processing, Cement manufacturing and freight, Sugar manufacturing and this has also made it dominate the Sugar market in Nigeria, the company is now the major supplier to many  soft drink company in Nigeria and breweries and confectioners, in the space of a few years, the company has moved from becoming just a trading company in Nigeria to the biggest industrial group in Nigeria and they have made sure their brand has become a household name in Nigeria.

Dangote sugar refinery is the largest in Africa and the third-largest in the world producing about 800,000 tones of Sugar annually and it has dominated 70% of the Africa market with its product. The company has grown and expanded and they own Flour mills, import lots of products into Nigeria, they also manage the staff buses which transport Central bank of Nigeria workers to and fro, the company exports cashew nuts, sesame seeds, cotton, and oil to other countries.

In terms of diversifying, this company has started with one product and build up to something that can alleviate unemployment in Nigeria and even Africa, it has gone into oil and gas, transport and now they are ready with telecommunications which are to help support Nigeria to grow. He said in an interview that nothing is going to help Nigeria than Nigerian’s bringing back their money and using it to invest in their country to help themselves, he said he is ready to put head together and join who is ready to work so that Nigeria can be a better place for everyone.

Apart from all of this, he has also gone into politics, he is known to have funded some of those in the government sector so they can win their positions which they contested for in politics, he is known to have gotten married four times, three of them which has ended in Divorce, he has fifteen children from the marriages.

In conclusion, we have provided you with information about the Dangote Foundation Scholarship, the eligibility and the requirements which are needed from you to apply, the scholarship program comes with lots of tasks, though it is quite easy to apply for and when you meet any of the requirements you will allow to scale through, this article has also provided you with detailed information about Aliko Dangote, the man behind the scholarship and we have given you information about his business and his company, we hope you have found this article useful to you.


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