Apply for the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology Scholarship 2014

Entries are now open to Nigerian students for the 2014 Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) scholarship. MEST offers a two-year, full-time, fully sponsored training program in which the students – known as Entrepreneurs-in-Training (EITs) – learn about software development and entrepreneurship from Senior Faculty, who each bring more than 20 years of experience in the software business in the United States, Europe, or Asia. EITs also benefit from working with university graduates from around the world who serve as Teaching Fellows.

The MEST program provides rigorous entrepreneurial training and extensive hands-on project work, designed so that EITs master industry-proven methodologies for software development. This coursework is supplemented by a series of guest lectures, featuring the experiences and insights of internationally-recognized executives and successful entrepreneurs.

Benefits:

  • Complete Support
  • Full Scholarship
  • Three Meals a Day
  • Free Housing
  • Monthly Stipend

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be Nigerian graduates who have served through the NYSC scheme

Criteria:

  • Applicants must have a degree in ANY field from a Ghanaian or Nigerian university or technical college
  • A desire to start a software company
  • A CV and completely-filled online application form
  • Applicants from Nigeria must have completed their NYSC

Judging criteria:

  • A desire to make a difference
  • A strong interest in technology and software
  • An entrepreneurial spirit
  • Demonstrated personal drive, stamina, and self motivation, as well as the ability to meet goals and deadlines
  • Confidence and independent thinking
  • Excellent people skills
  • Strong interest in teamwork
  • The ability to communicate candidly and persuasively
  • Proven academic excellence

Admissions Timeline:

  • Application Period
    • Deadline June 30 2014
  • Offers Sent Out
    • July 14 2014
  • Screening and Interviews in LagosSchool Opens
    • Completed by July 14 2014
    • August 4 2014

Deadline: June 30, 2014

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