The Ekiti State Government in its efforts to encourage academic excellence and alleviate the financial burden of its brilliant students from the Senior Secondary School to tertiary institutions has instituted a virile Scholarship Scheme from 2007/2008 academic session. The programme is unprecedented since the inception of Ekiti State. The Law establishing the Ekiti State Scholarship Board came into being on 27th January, 2008.
The policy thrust of the State Government is to revamp education by encouraging academic competition among its brilliant students through the award of scholarship. Ekiti State is nicknamed “Land of Honour”, therefore, the State Government has the conviction that the best performing students at all levels of education should have access to education without financial hindrance.
The Scholarship Scheme is designed for Senior Secondary School students who excel in the competitive examination organised by the Ekiti State Scholarship Board/Challengers Series Examination. Qualified students who are already pursuing various courses in their second year and above in Universities and Polytechnics (HND 1 and 2) in Nigeria. Scholarship opportunities are also open to brilliant students pursuing Masters Degree and Ph.D in Nigeria and Overseas.