Jumia, HP to Offer Students Scholarship


    Emma Okonji

    Jumia, one of Nigeria’s online shopping destination, has partnered Hewlett-Packard (HP) to introduce an award worth N3.7 million educational scholarship to 15 students who are between Basic 4 and University level, and are residents and schooling in Nigeria.

    To qualify for the scholarship, interested students are expected to shop any HP products above N10,500 on Jumia App between August 13th and September 16th, 2018.

    Students below 18 years must obtain consents in writing from their parents or legal guardians before participating.
    Head of Engagement Marketing for Jumia, Olamide Amosu, said, “Winners will be announced via Jumia’s Facebook live session and contacted ahead of school resumption. There will also be one scholarship to be won via the treasure hunt item during the campaign.”

    The initiative is part of ongoing Jumia’s school resumption campaign will also see the launch of an Art Contest, aimed at bringing out the artistic instincts in kids within ages 4-15.

    The participating kids are expected to recreate the existing Jumia logo, and the winning logo will be featured on Jumia.com.ng website for 24 hours.

    In addition, the winner will walk away with N90,000 worth of gifts to be carted away respectively by the contest winner and the runner ups.

    “The logo entries will be assessed on artistic merit and creativity. Interested kids are expected to take note of the following details, in order to stand a chance of being shortlisted.”

    They are expected to send all entries to a designated e-mail and the designs should be drawn using a physical drawing book. Voting will start August 27th and 10 of the best designs will be shortlisted and voting for the winners will be done on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, Amosu said.

    The Jumia School Resumption Campaign, which is described as Nigeria’s largest collection of school items at the best prices, is targeted at students and parents whose kids will be returning to school for the new session in September. The campaign provides parents and guardians with over 500,000 school items to choose from, and up to 65 per cent discounts on selected items.