ScholarX Blogs


Opportunity Hub with Bola Lawal: Don’t Let Lack of Funds Limit Your Dreams of Higher Education

Source: Bola Lawal, Co-founder & CEO, ScholarX @bwlofhouston www.scholarx.co

The great Nelson Mandela once said; “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” and this has never been truer for Africa. We live in a time where we need to build for the future of Africa – a future where we create solutions to solve issues like poverty, il...

Opportunity Hub with Bola Lawal: 4 Key Things Nigerians Need to Unlearn in Order to Be Successful

Source: Bola Lawal, Co-founder & CEO, ScholarX @bwlofhouston www.scholarx.co

During one of my usual social media “excursions” I came across a post by a friend of mine based in Houston. He was responding to a comment around sending stubborn children back to Nigeria to go learn some “sense”. Sense meaning, being ‘flogged” into shape to learn to respectful and absorb ou...

Opportunity Hub with Bola Lawal: Set a Goal, Learn a New Language

Source: Bola Lawal, Co-founder & CEO, ScholarX @bwlofhouston www.scholarx.co

Last month, I was invited to speak at a major African Tech conference in Paris, France, and I was extremely excited about the opportunity to share my views on a range of topics concerning the growing youth population in Africa. Specifically, on access to education and how it directly affects Human C...

SCHOLARSHIP

Source: Victor Williams; @officialshenni_ng www.scholarx.co

SCHOLARSHIP:- Scholarship is a grant or payment made to support a student's education, awarded on the basis of academic excellence or other achievements.Many students have confused “scholarship” to “FREE Education"Education is not free in any regard. Anyone having...

Young Entrepreneur, how full is your bucket?

Source: Bola Lawal (twitter @bwlofhouston, Instagram @chelseabwl), Cofounder/CEO of ScholarX www.scholarx.co

“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do” - PeleThis quote by the Brazilian Football legend; is one of my favorites of all time. Learning, as a key ingredient in the path to success resonate...

Exposure: The meat in the PIE of Success!

Source: Bola Lawal, Co-founder & CEO, ScholarX @bwlofhouston www.scholarx.co

So, I just left Lagos, where I had been for the past week; WORKING. Yes, I worked my tail off to attend as many business meetings, make key acquaintances, set the ground work for vital partnerships, eat amala Whitehouse, enjoy as many Café Neo locations and oh that other thing called MEDIA. Plea...

Moving back to Africa to start a social enterprise? Read this first

Source: Jennifer Ehidiamen

Chika Uwazie was wrapping up her master's degree at Georgetown University in 2015 when she asked herself, “Do I really want to be a consultant?” Like some young Africans in the diaspora, Uwazie had the option of continuing her career in the United States. But she was also aware of the many opport...

Political shift in the US: Policies, Actions, and the Impact on Prospective African Students

Source: Bola Lawal, Cofounder and CEO, ScholarX Inc. Twitter: @bwlofhouston, IG: @chelseabwl www.scholarx.co

The results of the November 2016 US elections came as a huge surprise to so many across the globe. Especially in Africa; where the Democrats are typically seen in a much more favorable light. Ironically, some argue that in recent years; Republican governments have done more for Africa, in terms of g...

Education – It’s Time to Put Up or Shut Up

Source: Kingsley Ewetuya, MBA (@damocleansword - Twitter)

“An investment in education pays the best interest” said Benjamin Franklin. Remarkable the changes that the world has experienced since the agrarian age when he uttered those words. Most Americans were farmers who toiled the earth for subsistence. Few were given the opportunity to be fundamental...

LAUTECH: Oyo, Osun and the way forward…

Source: Seun David Onigbinde (Twitter: @seunonigbinde), Lead Partner @BudgITng,

The incentive of the Nigerian political class is always displaced because their interests are never invested in the system. Let's be real, could any of Ajimobi or Aregbesola’s children attend LAUTECH; when there are Universities in Manchester, Oxford and Cambridge (US/UK)? This is why students w...