Ondo State Government in its effort to revamp Education and improve the welfare of her students in tertiary institutions in Nigeria gives a very high premium to Scholarship/Bursary Scheme.
It is the policy of the state Government to make higher education more accessible to qualified indigenes of the state in tertiary institutions.
It is also the conviction of the Government that greater accessibility to higher education will accelerate the development of high level manpower in relevant fields of specialization for rapid economic, scientific and technological development of our Sunshine State in the current millennium.
Ondo State Scholarship Board was set up on 26th April, 2000. The Board is made up of a full time Chairman, five part time members and an Administrative Secretary. The secretary sees to the day to day running of the activities of the Board.
Responsibilities of the Board
To give financial assistance to the physically challenged students who are indigenes of Ondo State in recognized tertiary institutions within Nigeria;
To disburse Bursary Awards to Students of Ondo state origin in all recognized Tertiary Institutions within Nigeria;
To give financial assistance to students of Ondo State origins in Nigerian Law Schools in Nigeria;
To give financial assistance to Medical Students( already in clinical studies) who are Ondo State indigenes in all Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria;
To co-ordinate Selection Interview for Federal and Foreign Scholarships programs like bilateral Education Agreement awards and commonwealth Scholarship;
To liaise with other corporate bodies awarding scholarships to student in tertiary Institution both within and outside Nigeria e.g. Chevron Oil which gives Agbami Scholarships to Medical and Engineering Students of Ondo State Origin;
To attend meetings of Secretaries of States Scholarship Boards and Registrars of Tertiary institutions with the Secretary, Federal Scholarship Board, on the result of Selection Interviews for Federal Government Scholarship Awards;
The board serves as the center for the South West Zone Selection interview of beneficiaries of Annual Federal/Foreign Scholarship Programs, otherwise known as Bilateral Education Agreement (B.E.A). Application forms in respect of Commonwealth and BEA Overseas Awards are usually accessed directly by the applicants through the Federal Scholarship Board’s website: www.fsbnigeria.org. The interview is usually conducted within the first quarter of the year;
The board also serves as the center for the selection of beneficiaries of the Nigerian Scholarships Awards given by the federal Government to students of Ondo State origins in higher institutions in the country.