June 25, 2016

World Bank Scholarships for Women Entrepreneurs in Nigeria

Women-x Programme

Course(s) Offered: Entrepreneurship
Course Level: Practical training
Provider: Pan Atlantic University, The World Bank Group
Country to Study in: Nigeria, online

Scholarship Description
The Enterprise Development Centre (EDC), Pan- Atlantic University (PAU) in collaboration with The World Bank is awarding Scholarship to Female Entrepreneurs in Nigeria to learn at the Enterprise Development Centre.

The Women-x Programme is offering women entrepreneurs in Nigeria the opportunity to learn further about the business playing field through online and in-class training. Participants will also be given the chance to join a solid female entrepreneurs network where they can be mentored.

Eligible female applicants are encouraged to apply according to the terms set out below.

World Bank / Pan-Atlantic University Women-x Programme


Eligibility
To be eligible for this program you need to:
  1. Own a business in Nigeria.
  2. Operate a business in a high-growth sector.
  3. Business must be owned/managed by a woman.
  4. Should be a functional business (at least 6 months in operation).
Selection criteria:
Selection criteria will be as follows:
  1. Company must be owned / managed by a woman
  2. Should be a functional business (at least 6 months in operation)
  3. The Enterprise must have high growth potential
  4. High local content will be an advantage
Eligible groups
Female citizens of Nigeria

Participating Institutions
The Enterprise Development Centre (EDC), Pan- Atlantic University (PAU), Lagos, Nigeria

Fields of study
Specifically, practical Business Education through a blended learning approach (online and in- class training)

Number of awards
Not specified, but several

Sponsorship duration
Throughout the training period

Scholarship benefits & value
The Enterprise Development Centre, Pan- Atlantic University in collaboration with The World Bank will
  • Provide practical Business Education through a blended learning approach (online and in- class training)
  • Help strengthen Female Entrepreneurs network
  • Offer Mentoring
  • Create linkages between financial institutions and Female Entrepreneurs.
Method of Application
Check that you are qualified to apply (see the selection criteria). Register here if you have not already done so (you will receive a confirmation email from "Women X" with all the details you will need to log in). Once you have successfully registered, log in and click the “Start Application” button on the Start Application Tab on this page.

It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on this programme for women, and to start your application.

DEADLINES:
The deadline for application is July 31, 2016. However, the Center will evaluate applications as they arrive, and make decisions on a rolling basis. Thus, you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

PLEASE NOTE:
Interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

After the closing date you will be notified if you have been shortlisted for the next stage of the competition. Constantly check the official Women X Programme homepage for regular updates.

Enterprise Development Centre (EDC) of the Pan-Atlantic University was set up as a direct response to providing a holistic business development and support services to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Nigeria. Established in January 2003, EDC started as Enterprise Development Services (EDS), providing capacity building programs and a variety of wrap around services such as advisory services, mentoring, experts-in-residence, network meetings, access to market & information, implementation of organizational plans and more!

Application Deadline: 31 July 2016
Open to International Applicants: No (ONLY Nigerians)

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