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In 2014, $14.8 million was invested in scholarships by the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) and Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo) and plans are in place to award grants to 1,356 secondary school students and 925 university undergraduates in 2015.
Open primarily to talented Nigerian Postgraduate Students in Nigerian Universities but in exceptional cases to Nigerians in overseas Universities. The Research Internship programme provides the framework for the direct transfer of practical and current industry experience to Nigerian university research students.
The Graduate Awareness Program consists of campus fairs, knowledge sharing, career talks and interview skills workshops. It is focussed on top academic performers at the penultimate and final year classes, and apprises students of new or emerging industry technological developments.