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2021 Beyond School Community Challenge for Secondary School Students in Nigeria (N1.5M Prize) – How to Apply



2021 Beyond School Community Challenge for Secondary School Students in Nigeria (N1.5M Prize) – How to Apply

Application for the 2021 Beyond School Community Challenge is ongoing. The Mandela Washington Fellowship Alumni announces the call for applications for The Beyond School Community Challenge for Secondary School Students in Nigeria.

Sponsored by the US Mission in Nigeria, the 5th edition of the BSCC provides a platform for
outstanding secondary school students aged 13-18 to provide solutions to problems around
by creating community development projects. Guided by mentors and their schools,
the students identify the challenge, proffer a viable entrepreneurial concept to address the


Worth Of The Award

Cash grant prize of N1.5M will be shared amongst the winners as follows:

  • Top 3 Winning Project Grant (N400k, N350k & N250k)
  • All 30 Students (N300k @ N10k each)
  • Best Teacher Award- N100k
  • Other 2 teachers – N50k each amongst other benefits.

Beyond School Community Challenge- Eligibility Criteria

For the 5th edition of the BSCChallenge, applications shall revolve around novel ideas that
have not been tested anywhere to provide solutions that have not been implemented in
any of the under-listed areas. Each team of students will be required to think innovatively
and submit a realistic idea(s) that can solve some of Nigeria’s current challenges within the
threshold of the grant funding.

Focus Areas As Follows:

  • Social Insecurity (Kidnappings, Banditry, Terrorism)
  • Food Insecurity (Occasioned by incessant farmers and herders clashes and climate change)
  • Youth & Skills Development (Skill gap and unemployment in a youth dominated nation)
  • Access to quality Education (Occasioned by social insecurity and Covid-19 pandemic)

How to Apply for Beyond School Community Challenge

There shall be coordinated live interview sessions for every team shortlisted forthe challenge to ascertain the authenticity of every application.

Click on the BUTTON to apply

Application Deadline

The deadline for this award entry submission closes at 11:59 p.m on September 20th, 2021

Bernard Bassey is a graduate of Software Engineering from AfriHUB University, Abuja. He is an expert in field journalism, his interest in socio-politics activities is keen.

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