ASMAF Scholarship Program 2023 for Nigerian Students

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Last Updated on August 24, 2023

ASMAF Scholarship Program 2023

The ASMAF Scholarship Award is a Need-based financial aid for which the student and family’s financial situation is a primary factor in determining recipients. Besides the student and family’s financial situation the awardees must be promising students with superior academic ability.
The Award Provides:

  • Financial assistance for a professional course of study at a public Nigerian University covering tuition, board and upkeep for a period of up to 6 years, depending on the course and year of award, and subject to maintaining satisfactory academic progress.
  • Life skills and leadership development programmes including mentoring, with distinctive personal, academic and professional growth opportunities.
  • Access to resources that provide useful information and tools that encourage academic excellence and lifelong learning.

The applicant and family’s ability to contribute or pay toward the costs of university will be the primary factor used to determine financial need.  Financial need will be evaluated by a number of factors, including the applicant and her family’s income, assets, and family size.  In general, a family income of N1m or less, has a reasonable opportunity to be financially eligible for an ASMAF Scholarship; whereas a family earning above N2m is likely not financially eligible.  While these are general rules, all applicants will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Aim and Benefits of ASMAF Scholarship Program

The ASMAF Scholarship Award Provides:

  • Financial assistance for a professional course of study at a public Nigerian University covering tuition, board and upkeep for a period of up to 6 years, depending on the course and year of award, and subject to maintaining satisfactory academic progress.
  • Life skills and leadership development programmes including mentoring, with distinctive personal, academic and professional growth opportunities.
  • Access to resources that provide useful information and tools that encourage academic excellence and lifelong learning.
  • The ASMAF Scholarship award attracts a sum to be determined annually by ASMAF but will typically cover tuition, board and upkeep. Finalists who are selected as ASMAF Scholars will be notified of the amount of their awards.
  • The Scholarship will normally be awarded for the period of a full academic year from the time of the award till conclusion of the student’s course unless otherwise stated. Payments will be made in installments from semester to semester except otherwise required by the university which will be subject to confirmation of continuing eligibility.
  • The scholarship award will be renewed annually for the duration of the course of study if the Awardee maintains and sustains an appropriate academic record, and participates fully in all the programmes offered under the award. An appropriate academic record is deemed to be a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher to the conclusion of the academic programme. The Awardee must provide evidence of appropriate academic record certified under the hand of the Registrar of the University or his/her delegated representative and evidence of satisfactory participation in all other programmes offered under the award.

Requirements for ASMAF Scholarship Program Qualification

Applicants must –

  • Be female INDIGENT and Nigerian citizen embarking on tertiary level qualifications for the first time.
  • Have gained admission to or be enrolled in a full-time accredited undergraduate programme in Medicine, Law,Actuary, Engineering, Accountancy, Architecture or any professional course in any public university in Nigeria.
  • Meet the financial need and academic requirements specified in these guidelines.
  • Demonstrate commitment to academic and professional excellence and possess strong leadership potentials.

Interview date, Process and Venue for ASMAF Scholarship Program

Selection Criteria

  • All eligibility criteria will be verified.
  • Recommenders may be contacted.
  • A provisional ranking of all applicants will be prepared based on the course of study, state of origin and geographical zone of the admitting university
  • The final list of successful applicants will be determined by the sum of funds available.
  • ASMAF’s selection decisions are final and binding. ASMAF will not entertain any appeal against its decisions.
  • Where an offer of a scholarship is made, the recipient must respond to the offer within the timeframes indicated on the letter of offer.

Documents Required for Application

The following documents are required for the application of the ASMAF Scholarship;

  • Application Form
  • Personal Statement (Essay)
  • Admission Letter
  • Referee Letter
  • Evidence of credit passes in all the subjects required from any of the following viz.
      • General Certificate of Education (GCE) examination;
      • National Examination Council (NECO);
      • West African School Certificate (WASC) examination;
      • any other approved university qualifying examination.
      • Evidence of success in any required post JAMB examination or interview or other criteria set up by the admitting university;

OR

  • Evidence of current registration at the university
  • Official transcript certified under the hand of the Registrar of the University or his/her delegated representative.
  • Evidence of credit passes in all the subjects required from any of the following viz.
      • General Certificate of Education (GCE) examination;
      • National Examination Council (NECO);
      • West African School Certificate (WASC) examination;
      • any other approved university qualifying examination.

Application Deadline: September 1, 2023

How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Ajesola Solarin Majekodunmi Foundation (ASMAF) on scholarship.asmaf.org to apply.

Application Procedure

  • The Application process consist of submission duly completed Online Form
  • Only those students for whom the completed application package that has been submitted is received by the deadline date will be considered for a scholarship. Deadline dates will be publicly published at least one month to the date.
  • Recommenders should carefully review ASMAF’s eligibility requirements and recommend only those students who are eligible. Relatives may not serve as Recommenders.
  • Recommenders writing Recommender letter must be sufficiently familiar with the student’s academic performance to respond to questions concerning academic achievement.  Eligible recommenders include principals, teachers, guidance counselors, higher education representatives, and other professional educators.
  • Referee writing Referee’s letter may be any adult of reputable character but must be sufficiently familiar with the student’s financial status to respond to questions concerning financial need. All such recommenders must act within their personal capacity.
  • Applicants must also provide an affidavit of indigence and financial incapacity deposed to any High Court of Justice in Nigeria.
  • Because competition for these awards is expected to be stiff, Applicants and Recommenders should make every effort to provide a complete picture of each applicant’s qualifications.
  • Omission of or incomplete or false information in any of the required fields in the Form, and of the requested documents will render the application incomplete and ineligible for consideration.

For more details, visit ASMAF website


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