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Thessy Orphans Scholarship Trust 2016


The Orphan's Dream
A National Essay & Quiz Competition for Orphans


The Thessy Orphans Scholarship Trust (T.O.S.T): this a project that is focused on providing orphans and vulnerable children with educational scholarship grants on a yearly basis for their secondary and tertiary education through a creative essay competition-selection process.

We intended to start publicity for 2016 T.O.S.T edition in January via the social media and radio platforms. And interested orphanages that want their orphans to benefit from the project were to apply on behalf of their wards either online or offline at our office.

The maximum number of beneficiaries that would be selected for 2016 will be five (5). 

The National Essay & Quiz Competition for Orphans  

This was a great opportunity for 5 Orphans to WIN a ‘Scholarship Grant’ for both their Secondary and Tertiary Education.

How to compete?
All interested participants have to…
1. Be an orphan (male or female between the ages of 8 – 15 years old).
2. Come from a registered orphanage in Nigeria.
3. Either be in JSS 1 or about to enter JSS1 (that is, in Primary 5 or 6).
4. FULFIL the next two stages…

1st Stage: Type a 300-words essay on the topic: ‘HOW CAN MY CAREER CHANGE NIGERIA’ and submit through our email address (
on/before March 31st 2016.
NOTE: Only 10 inspiring Essay Entries would be picked and invited for the 2nd stage.

2nd Stage: The 10 Candidates with the most inspiring Essay Entries would be invited to Abuja for a Quiz Competition on “Nigerian Current Affairs” from where the best 5 will emerge WINNERS for this 2016 edition.

The competition was conducted successfully and 5 orphans won the competition and were awarded scholarships