Monday, October 7, 2019

Leventis Foundation Nigeria Modern & Sustainable Agriculture Training Programme 2019

he Leventis Foundation Nigeria is a charitable company dedicated to the training of farmers in modem and sustainable agricultural practices and rational use of natural resources. The Foundation has been running agricultural training for youths and farmers since 1987 and currently has six schools in the different agroecological zones of Nigeria. The schools located in the FCT, Osun, Kaduna, Kano and Gombe states are co-financed by Leventis Foundation and the respective State Governments. All the Schools offer training to young people (male and female) desirous of making a good career in farming.


In addition to the regular one-year training, Leventis Foundation (Nigeria) offer a variety of consultancy services and targeted short courses in several aspects agriculture e.g. Poultry production, Vegetable production, Bee-keeping, Honey production, Fish farming, Mushroom production, Value chain mapping etc.

We invite applications from suitably qualified candidates for:

Title: Admission into a One-Year Training Programme in Modern & Sustainable Agriculture

Description
  • The comprehensive one-year training exposes the participants to several areas of agriculture and other farm businesses.
  • The objective of the training, which is FREE OF ALL COSTS to the beneficiaries, is to create in Nigeria, generations of committed young practical farmers who will act as catalysts for agricultural revolution in their communities.
  • Admission is open to both male and female candidates.
  • Tuition and boarding (including feeding) is provided free of charge for successful candidates throughout the duration of the course.
Admission Requirements
Applicants should fulfill the following conditions among others:
  • Be physically fit
  • Ability to read and write in English (evidence of minimum of Junior Secondary School may be required)
  • Aged between 18 and 40 years
  • Pass both written and oral test prior to final selection
  • Should demonstrate perceivable interest in agriculture
  • Proof of a farming background is an advantage.
Application Closing Date
15th November, 2019.

Screening/Examination Date
Saturday 16th, November, 2019.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should forward their Applications, in applicant's own hand writing including concrete information in respect of each of the above requirements together with letter signed by the Chairman or Secretary of the candidate's Local Government of Origin, or an attestation letter from a Justice of Peace (JP), two (2) recent passport size photographs, three (3) references and photocopies of academic qualification(s) or relevant documents, to any of the addresses below, preferably, to the school of choice:
Leventis Foundation/Osun State,
Agricultural Training School,
Imo, P.M.B. 5074 Ilesa,
Osun State.

Or
Leventis Foundation/Kaduna State,
Agricultural Training School,
Dogon Dawa, Birini Gwari LG,
P.M.B 1047, Zaria,
Kaduna State.

Or
Leventis Foundation/Kano State,
Agricultural Training School,
Panda, Albasu Local Government,
P.M.B. 3555, Kano,
Kano State.

Or
Leventis Foundation/Gombe State
Agricultural Training School,
Tumu, Akko Local Government,
Gombe State.

Or
Leventis Foundation/FCT
Agricultural Training School,
Yaba, Abaji Area Council,
P.M.B. 001, Abaji,
Abuja.

Or
The General Manager (Technical and Training),
Leventis Foundation (Nigeria) Limited/Gte,
2, Leventis Close, Central Business District
P.O. Box. 20351, Garki,
Abuja, FCT.


NoteFor further enquiries, please contact:
Mrs Janet Egbe-Owoicho, Leventis Foundation (Nigeria) Limited/Gte, E-mail: leventisfoundation@gmail.com
Tel: 07085524233.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

5 Great Computer Science Scholarships For All Students

Computer science scholarships

The average computer science student borrows more than $8,000 for each and every year of their education, according to Student Loan Hero’s recent study of which majors require the most debt.

Although a sizable entry-level salary can ease student loan repayment, there’s a way to avoid borrowing those loans in the first place: Seek out computer science scholarships.

There are scholarship opportunities for students of every background, including awards designed specifically for women and people of color who are still underrepresented in the field. Here are five worth considering, plus additional tips on how to find more.
1. Women Techmakers Scholars Program
2. Microsoft’s Tuition Scholarship
3. Stokes Educational Scholarship Program
4. Adobe Research Women-in-Technology Scholarship
5. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ Presidents’ Scholarship
How to find more computer science scholarships

1. Women Techmakers Scholars Program

Created in honor of Dr. Anita Borg, a technologist known for furthering gender equality in her field, the Techmakers program is meant for any undergraduate or graduate student that identifies as female. It awards US$10,000 to be used on your ensuing year of study.
Techmakers is unique to more generic computer science scholarships, as it consists of non-financial support as well. Scholarship winners are invited to attend the annual Google Scholars’ Retreat, which includes chances for networking and workshops.
Applying for the award is no easy task. You must provide grade transcripts, a resume and a persuasive recommendation letter as well as responses to five essay prompts. Applications are judged based on your “impact on diversity, demonstrated leadership and academic background.”
Deadline to apply: The application period for 2019-20 is closed, but the deadline usually falls in December for the following fall.
2. Microsoft’s Tuition Scholarship
Microsoft’s scholarship is open to students seeking a bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering or a related field. International students attending class in the U.S. are also eligible to apply.
For its scholarship, Microsoft seeks “demonstrated passion for technology, academic excellence, and leadership while working to push the software industry forward,” and prioritizes the applications of students who have helped promote diversity in their field while studying on campus.
Besides offering partial and full-ride scholarships for one academic year, the tech giant also administers a Diversity Conference Scholarship to allow students to attend educational events by paying for their conference registration, as well as providing them with $1,200 stipend.
In addition, Blacks at Microsoft, a group of employees at the company, distributes a pair of $5,000 awards to worthy high school seniors looking to study computer science or another eligible degree. These students will also be eligible to receive this award annually through four consecutive years of education, should they continue to meet the scholarship’s criteria.
Deadline to apply: Jan. 26 for the Microsoft scholarship, and March 8 for the Blacks at Microsoft program.
3. Stokes Educational Scholarship Program
The Stokes program is one part computer science scholarship, one part National Security Agency (NSA) job. High school seniors who are planning to major in computer science or engineering are eligible to receive up to $30,000 annually to cover tuition and fees — and a salary working for the federal agency. You would receive year-round pay and benefits despite working just the 12 weeks of summer per year while you’re enrolled.
In terms of the job itself, the NSA says its technologists work on “applications programming, computer security and graphics, and the design and implementation of software involving database management systems, real-time systems, networking and distributed processing systems.”
Note, however, that by accepting the Stokes award, you must agree to work for the NSA beyond your graduation.
Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship, a 3.0 minimum grade point average and high SAT or ACT scores. The application includes the college scholarship essay prompt, “Why I want a career at NSA.”
Deadline to apply: October 31
4. Adobe Research Women-in-Technology Scholarship
Unlike some of the other scholarships, you don’t have to be a U.S. national to receive this one-time award of $10,000. Adobe’s scholarship program serves female undergraduate and graduate students studying computer science anywhere in the world.
Winners also receive a one-year subscription to use Adobe’s suite of tools, access to a mentor who works for the company and the opportunity to interview for a separate internship.
To apply, you’ll need to submit your transcripts, resume, contact information for three references and answers to four essay questions. You could better your odds by including a minute-long multimedia presentation that describes your career aspirations.
Deadline to apply: Sept. 27

5. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ Presidents’ Scholarship

Many merit-based computer science scholarships award aid for your grades, but the IEEE’s scholarship doles out $10,000 for an outstanding project. It must be entered in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), which attracts 1,400 students from over 40 countries annually.
The IEEE hands out a variety of other scholarships to computer science students. If you’re a member of your school or region’s branch, you might apply for the Richard E. Merwin Student Scholarship (application deadline in April) — it offers awards valued at $1,000 and above for active students (with no stellar science fair project required).
Deadline to apply: May, when the international competition is held.

How to find more computer science scholarships

Computer science scholarships and STEM scholarships abound far beyond just these five opportunities. Here are a few ways to find sources of aid that don’t need to be repaid:
  • Focus on your niche: There are computer science scholarships for seemingly any specific interest within the field. If you’re passionate about cybersecurity, for example, you might be eligible for the federal government’s Scholarship for Service initiative. If you simply love video games, on the other hand, check out the Entertainment Software Association’s scholarship.
  • Join student or professional associations: Like the IEEE, many organizations offer computer science scholarships to students. For instance, the Society of Women Engineers offers gift aid to both members and non-members alike. Do some research into groups that would help you network your way to some much-needed gift aid.
  • Don’t forget about non-technology scholarships: Limiting yourself to computer science scholarships would be a mistake — consider all the other reasons you could win scholarships. The Asian Pacific Fund, for example, serves minority students pursuing an education in everything from computer science to finance.
As you find computer science scholarships, keep your eyes on the prize: a debt-free education. The more scholarship money you win, the less you’ll need to borrow in the form of federal and private student loans.

Steps to Applying for Scholarships in China

Would you love the chance to study in China? It definitely would be a great opportunity as China is the second largest economy in the world, and is full of rich history and culture.

It’s also a safe country where living costs are relatively low compared to Western countries, and international students can work part-time while studying. If you’ve always wanted to learn Mandarin, China is of course one of the best places to do it, giving you the chance to easily practice with the locals.

There are also many English-taught programmes in some of the world’s best universities. Universities like Tsinghua and Peking consistently rank well in university world rankings, attracting faculty from all over the globe.

Here are two ways you can go about applying for a scholarship in China:

1. Apply for a CSC scholarship via the government website

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To attract more international students to China, the national government partners with several universities to offer scholarships for those who come from overseas.
The Chinese government has a list of available Chinese Scholarship Council (CSC) scholarships on the website, also known as Chinese Government Scholarships (CGS), where there are deadline dates and detailed instructions on how to apply.
There are currently 273 Chinese universities offering CSC scholarships to international students.
According to the website, applying for scholarships at multiple universities is recommended. You just need to be sure to fill out separate CSC online application forms for each university.
“If you apply for Chinese Scholarship in more than one university, it will increase the chances to win a scholarship.”
If you get approved for more than one scholarship in China, the CSC will determine which one is better for you. You don’t necessarily need an acceptance letter to the university you’re applying for at the time of application, but it may increase your chances of winning a scholarship.
Writing a good research proposal or study plan in addition to having higher-than-average grades gives you the best chance of winning a CGS scholarship.
The website states that applicants who have high grades but do not write a proper research proposal or study plan often get rejected.
On the flip side, students with average grades who have submitted a well-researched and well-written study plan or research proposal with complete documentation have successfully won fully-funded CSC scholarships in the past.
2. Apply for a Beijing Municipal Government Scholarship
You can also get a scholarship in China from the Beijing Municipal Government. The capital city of China offers its own scholarships for international students, both for undergraduate and graduate programmes.
According to the website, “Beijing Municipal Government Scholarship is established by Beijing Municipal Government, aiming to provide tuition fees fully or partially to the international students studying or applying for studying in Beijing. This scholarship is given to those who are diligent, hard-working individuals.”
Consider yourself a diligent, hard-working individual? Follow the instructions on the website on how to apply, which includes downloading and filling in an application form for graduate students.
Undergraduate students don’t need to fill out an application form. As the website states, “For undergraduate [programme applicants], you don’t need to apply this scholarship on your own, the scholarship will be given based on your exam score and interview.”
If you already have a Chinese Government Scholarship, a scholarship from your home country or a Confucius Institute Scholarship, you will not be eligible to apply for a Beijing Municipal Government Scholarship.

Graduate Scholarships Under Mayoral Program-Apply Now!

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For more than 50 years, the city has partnered with dozens of schools to provide scholarships for municipal workers interested in pursuing a Master’s degree.

The Mayor’s Graduate Scholarship Program gives city employees full or partial scholarships for programs in fields of study such as law, health care policy, business and public administration.

Fields Offered

The city has begun accepting scholarship applications for those municipal workers planning to pursue a graduate degree next fall.  Forty-two schools are participating in the program, including Adelphi University’s School of Social Work, the City University of New York’s School of Labor and Urban Studies and the Fordham University School of Law.

“We want employees to grow in their career with the City, so it’s important for us to let them know that we support them and are invested in them,” said Department of Citywide Administrative Services Commissioner Lisette Camilo. “Through the Mayor’s Graduate Scholarship Program, we give employees a chance to continue their education and reach the next level in their career by expanding on their skills and knowledge to better do their jobs.”

To be eligible, applicants must be working as city employees at the time of application and while participating in the program, and have completed their undergraduate degrees by Fall 2020. Candidates must apply directly to the school(s) they’re interested in.

The scholarship is available only to new students at most schools, although currently enrolled students are eligible for a few programs, including Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations and Pratt Institute.

Apply before Nov. 16

Those interested must submit a completed application, available at www.nyc.gov/mgsp, to their agency’s personnel office by Nov. 15. Candidates must provide a copy of their transcript or diploma, as well as three essays.

Applicants must also submit confirmation of their school-application submission, as well as a letter of intent to the school(s) indicating that they are applying for the scholarship. The universities will select the scholarship winners, and will inform them next summer.




Wednesday, September 18, 2019

GOOGLE Business Opportunity For Africans 2020

Google Business Internship Programme 2020

Please complete your application before 22nd November 2019.
Our team will review applications on a rolling basis and you could be called for interview between October 2019 and May 2020.
Please include your expected graduation date (month and year), and availability for the internship on your resume. The specific team and project(s) will be determined based on your educational background, interest and skills.
Note: By applying for this role you may be considered for: Business Intern 2020 - Germany, Ireland, UK and Switzerland or MBA Intern, Summer 2020 - London or EU Headquarters
Thank you for your patience while we consider your application.

Note: By applying to this position your application is automatically submitted to the following locations: Dubai - United Arab Emirates; Nairobi, Kenya; 8600 Lagos, Portugal; ─░stanbul, Turkey; Kyiv, Ukraine, 02000; Johannesburg, South Africa.

Minimum qualifications:
  • Currently enrolled in a Bachelor's or Master's degree program, and in your penultimate year of study.
Preferred qualifications:
  • Returning to a full-time Bachelor's or Masters degree after the internship.
  • Previous internship experience in Sales, Advertising, Consulting, Analysis, Customer Service, Marketing or related fields.
  • Available for a 12 week internship during Summer 2020.

About the program:
We offer three and six month Business Internships, which are typically offered in the following business areas:
GCS Sales and Operations:
When our millions of advertisers and publishers are happy, so are we! Our Google Customer Solutions (GCS) team of entrepreneurial, enthusiastic and client-focused members are the "human face" of Google, helping entrepreneurs both individually and broadly build their online presence and grow their businesses. We are dedicated to growing the unique needs of advertising companies. Our teams of strategists, analysts, advisers and support specialists collaborate closely to spot and analyze customer needs and trends. Together, we create and implement business plans broadly for every type of businesses.
Large Customer Sales:
Our Large Customer Sales teams partner closely with many of the world’s biggest advertisers and agencies to develop digital solutions that build strong businesses and brands. We enjoy a bird’s eye view on the massive transformation occurring as advertising shifts to mobile and online platforms. We're uniquely situated to help shape how companies grow their businesses in the digital age. We advise clients on Google's broad range of products across search, video and mobile to help them connect instantly and seamlessly with their audiences.
Google Cloud:
Google Cloud helps millions of employees and organizations empower their employees, serve their customers, and build what’s next for their business — all with technology built in the cloud. Our products are engineered for security, reliability and scalability, running the full stack from infrastructure to applications to devices and hardware. And our teams are dedicated to helping our customers — developers, small and large businesses, educational institutions and government agencies — see the benefits of our technology come to life.
Marketing:
Know the user. Know the magic. Connect the two. At its core, marketing at Google starts with technology and ends with the user, bringing both together in unconventional ways. Our job is to demonstrate how Google's products solve the world's problems--from the everyday to the epic, from the mundane to the monumental. And we approach marketing in a way that only Google can--changing the game, redefining the medium, making the user the priority, and ultimately, letting the technology speak for itself.
The idea for Gmail began with 1 Googler. Today it has more than 425 million users and counting.

At Google, one Googler can make a huge impact, and it’s no different with our interns--they are key players in our daily innovation. As an intern, you’ll have the opportunity to work on projects core to Google’s business, whether it be Sales, Enterprise, Finance, People Operations (HR), Legal, Trust and Safety, or Marketing. Our intern recruitment team will determine where you fit best based on your CV and the preferences you indicate on the application form.

Our internships expose you to the technology industry, as well as provide opportunities for personal and professional development. From being challenged, to collaborating with a team, join our team to make an impact.

Note: duration and start date of internship vary depending on the position.

Responsibilities

  • Responsibilities and detailed projects will be determined based on your educational background, interest and skills.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

CSIRO Postgraduate Scholarship Program 2020

• Are you passionate about a career in science?
• Want to access CSIRO's world-class facilities and staff?
• Apply for a CSIRO PhD Scholarship now!
CSIRO’s Postgraduate Top-Up Scholarship Program provides enhanced opportunities in science and engineering for outstanding graduates enrolling each year at Australian tertiary institutions as postgraduates for research leading to the award of a PhD. Students will work alongside Australia's leading research scientists and engineers in first-class facilities on projects relevant to priority CSIRO research topic areas.
Top-up PhD Scholarships are available to PhD students who have gained (or expect to gain), first class honours or equivalent in relevant research areas. Students must also expect to receive a Research Training Program scholarship (RTP) or equivalent scholarship, commencing in late 2019 or early 2020. Students are co-supervised by researchers in an Australian university and CSIRO. Information about our Postgraduate Scholarships can be found at: https://www.csiro.au/en/Careers/Studentships/Postgraduate-scholarships
Details of the research areas and on how to apply are available at: https://jobs.csiro.au/go/Students/990500/
Locations: Various locations across Australia
Scholarship: Top-up scholarship of AU$7,000 per annum, plus a generous operating budget of AU$10,000 per annum
References: 62923, 62926, 62932, 62933, 62934, 62938, 62940, 62941, 62942, 62947, 62950 & 62967
Pre-Requisites/Eligibility:
To be eligible to apply you must have (or expect to gain):
• first class honours or equivalent in a relevant research area;
• admission to an Australian University as a PhD student;
• a Research Training Program (RTP) scholarship or university equivalent; and
• a university supervisor who is willing and able to supervise you.
If you have already commenced your PhD studies, you must be less than 12 months into your PhD at 1 January 2020.
International applicants must have the appropriate immigration approvals to allow them to take up the scholarship.
Applications will be assessed on:
• Quality and relevance of the student project.
• Academic calibre of the student.
• Availability of appropriate university supervision.
CSIRO’s Commitment to Diversity
We’re working hard to recruit diverse people and ensure all our people feel supported to do their best work and empowered to let their ideas flourish.
About CSIRO
At CSIRO you can be part of helping to solve big, complex problems that make a real difference to our future. We spark off each other, learn from each other, trust each other and collaborate to achieve more than we could individually in a supportive, rewarding, inclusive and truly flexible environment.

How to Apply for this job

Please apply online via the CSIRO Careers website. The link to current student opportunities is: https://jobs.csiro.au/go/Students/990500/ Applications close: Thursday 31 October 2019 (10.55pm AEDT)

Friday, August 16, 2019

Sudying Abroad – A Guide to Prospective Student

Find out the cost

As it is said, everything has a price. Every course of study and every other amenity you will enjoy overseas have a price tag. Get quality information about how much it will cost you to enjoy your stay, which includes your tuition fee, accommodation, bursary, library and more. Be realistic about it and choose which school offers what you can afford.

where to begin • budgeting aid needs • budgeting spending

Module

Budget Planning

No doubt, there are loans, scholarships, and grants for international students. These financial aids are fantastic, and every international student always looks forward to it.

Prepare to enjoy and explore your new environment

While you are through with the stress of program and school selection and the cost of studying overseas, you should anticipate exploring the environment. Prepare your traveling documents such as passport and visa.

Another intriguing part of foreign universities is that they often assist you from your application process to your arrival date. So, your accommodation may likely be sorted out for you. If you have a reservation to stay, prepare your documents.

Enjoy your stay

Academics may be your priority for studying abroad. While you do that, don’t forget to immerse yourself in the running of affairs in the community. Integrate yourself in what is going on in the school and the community alike. Make friends with foreigners. Participate in community and school activities such as sports, volunteer work, and more.

You may not know, new opportunities may be available for you in the same school community before or after you have returned home. Your new career partner may be one of the friends you would make overseas. So, make the best of the opportunity you would have abroad.