September 10, 2016

Nigerian Stock Exchange Annual Essay Competition and Scholarship for Senior Secondary School Students

NSE Essay Competition

Course(s) Offered: Essay writing
Course Level: Secondary school
Provider: Nigerian Stock Exchange
Country to Write in: Nigeria

Essay Description
The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) is pleased to announce the commencement of the 2016 edition of its annual Essay Competition, the NSE Essay Competition for Nigerian students.

The NSE Annual Essay Competition and Scholarship, themed “Building a Sustainable Capital Market“, is one of the Exchange’s financial literacy and inclusion initiatives aimed at building a financially savvy generation.

Every year, applications are invited from qualified Nigerian students for the NSE Essay Competition and Scholarship. The 15th edition of this annual Essay Competition (i.e. the 2016 Essay Competition) is now open to receive applications.

Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) Annual Essay Competition and Scholarship

Eligibility
a). The Competition is open to students in Senior Secondary Schools ONLY.

b). Rules for participating in the NSE Essay Competition:
  1. The Competition is open to only students in Senior Secondary Schools
  2. Entries must be written in English and be the original work of the writer
  3. Entrants must submit essay on the competitions entry form and complete all the mandatory fields.
  4. Maximum word-count is 1000 words
  5. Entries will be disqu​alified if they fail to meet these requirements
c). Notes for Guidance:
  • Entries must be the original work of the writer. This does not rule out input or assistance from others
  • Entrants are encouraged to be creative in their response to the topic​
  • Award-winning entrants are expected to show originality, focus on topic and competent use of English as a written language. This includes correct spelling, a good standard of punctuation and neat presentation
For the complete essay rules and regulations, please visit the official website and Facebook page (links are below).

Eligible groups
Citizens of Nigeria

Participating Institutions
All accredited secondary schools in Nigeria

Essay Topic
15th edition topic (2016):
What is the biggest obstacle to saving and investing money and how can The Nigerian Stock Exchange help?

PREVIOUS YEARS ESSAY TOPICS
14th edition topic (2015):
Explain the importance of financial education and describe how The Nigerian Stock Exchange can help you become financially savvy.
13th edition topic (2014):
“Understanding the activities of the Nigerian capital market is important for today’s youth”. Discuss

Number of awards
There will be three top student winners and school awards; and also several consolation prizes. Please see below

Essay benefits
1). 1st PLACE AND SCHOOL AWARD
  • Student:
    • N250,000 worth of shares
    • N500,000 scholarship fund for university education
    • Laptop
    • Certificate of achievement
    • Headline Closing Gong ceremony at the NSE
  • School:
    • Trophy
    • Three PCs and a printer
2). 2nd PLACE AND SCHOOL AWARD
  • Student:
    • N200,000 worth of shares
    • N400,000 scholarship fund for university education
    • Laptop
    • Certificate of achievement
    • Participation in a Closing Gong ceremony at the NSA
  • School:
    • Trophy
    • Two PCs and a printer
3). 3rd PLACE AND SCHOOL AWARD
  • Student:
    • N150,000 worth of shares
    • N300,000 scholarship fund for university education
    • Laptop
    • Certificate of achievement
    • Participation in a Closing Gong ceremony at the NSE
  • School:
    • Trophy
    • A PC and a printer
4). CONSOLATION PRIZES
  • 7 Mini Laptops for 7 National Winners
Method of Application
Interested and qualified applicants should download the 2016 Essay Competition Form from the official website. Applicants should send in their completed entry form/essay via e-mail to: essay@nse.com.ng. Or, submit their essay online via the official Facebook page: www.facebook.com/TheNigerianStockExchange (active link is below).

DEADLINES:
All applications must be submitted on or before October 14, 2016. All applications must be submitted before this deadline

PLEASE NOTE:
The Nigerian Stock Exchange services the largest economy in Africa and is championing the development of Africa’s financial markets. The NSE, a registered company limited by guarantee, was founded in 1960 and it is licensed under the Investments and Securities Act (ISA) and regulated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of Nigeria. The Exchange offers listing and trading services, licensing services, market data solutions, ancillary technology services and more.

Application Deadline: 14 October 2016
Open to International Applicants: No (ONLY Nigerians)

More Scholarship Information and Application (official website)
More Scholarship Information and Application (official Facebook page)

Related: Top Undergraduate Scholarships for Nigerian Students

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