Heirs Insurance Group announces N8m scholarship in JSS essay competition, winning school to receive N1m grant

Heirs Insurance Group, Nigeria’s fastest-growing insurance group, invites Junior Secondary School Students to apply for the third edition of its prestigious Heirs Insurance Essay Championship.

The nationwide competition is aimed at fostering creativity, critical thinking, and writing skills among young Nigerian students.

The competition which promises to be the most exciting and rewarding yet will see the winning student going home with N5 million scholarship, while the school gets an additional N1 million grant, as a reward for academic excellence and community support.

The first and second runners-up will also receive a N2 million and N1 million scholarship respectively, in addition to being invited for an all-expense paid trip to the iconic Transcorp Hilton, where the final presentation will take place.

All secondary school students across the country in JSS1 – JSS3 are invited to write a 500-word essay titled “If I Could Invent Something New” and submit the essays on www.heirsinsurancegroup.com/essay.

According to the company, the submission period runs from May 27 to July 7, 2024.

The organisers say entries will be judged based on originality, depth of analysis, clarity of expression, and adherence to competition guidelines. Schools and parents are invited to encourage their students and children respectively, to apply.

Commenting on the commencement of the 3rd edition of the Championship, Ifesinachi Okpagu, Chief Marketing Officer, Heirs Insurance Group, said: “We are excited to review all the brilliant ideas and inspiring stories that will emerge from this year’s competition. The last two editions were a resounding success, with last year’s winner, Kentimfon Ndanyongmong from Akwa Ibom State earning recognition from his state Governor. We look forward to celebrating the outstanding achievements of our young children and contributing to their academic growth.”

All essays will be graded by distinguished judges, comprising educators, industry experts, and literary figures. The judging process will be thorough and transparent, ensuring that only the most deserving essays are selected. The winners will be announced on the Heirs Insurance website and social media platforms in August 2024.