Scholarship

ASMAF Scholarship

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:

  1. 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.
  2. Life skills and leadership development programmes including mentoring, with distinctive personal, academic and professional growth opportunities.
  3. 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.   While these are general rules, all applicants will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Scholarship Eligibility

To be eligible for the ASMAF Scholarship, the applying candidate must be able to meet up to the criteria below.

  1. Be female, INDIGENT and Nigerian citizen embarking on tertiary level qualifications for the first time.
  2. 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.
  3. Meet the financial need and academic requirements specified in these guidelines.
  4. Demonstrate commitment to academic and professional excellence and possess strong leadership potential.

METHOD OF APPLICATION

  1. Fill Online Form
  2. DEADLINE for collection and submission of application is Friday 1st Sept., 2023. Late application will NOT be accepted.
  3. ONLY SHORTLISTED applicants will be contacted.
  4. Selection decisions are final.

Selection Process

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 timeframe indicated on the letter of offer.

METHOD OF APPLICATION
  1. Fill Online Form
  2. DEADLINE for collection and submission of application is Friday 1st Sept., 2023. Late application will NOT be accepted.
  3. ONLY SHORTLISTED applicants will be contacted.
  4. Selection decisions are final.

Application Process

  1. The Application process entails submission of duly completed Online Form
  1. 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.
  1. Recommenders should carefully review ASMAF’s eligibility requirements and recommend only those students who are eligible. Relatives may not serve as Recommenders.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.

 

  1. In the Form, applicants must provide evidence of admission into the university and evidence of appropriate academic record. These must include but are not limited to the following:
  • Letter of university admission from the Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB)
  • 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.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.

Conditions for Scholarship Award

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.

Awardees must –

a.   Submit the one page annual Progress Report to ASMAF in each year of tenure.

    1. Not engage in any full time work while on the scholarship. Award holders may undertake a strictly limited amount of part-time paid employment, provided it does not interfere with their study programme. Award holders must seek approval from ASMAF to undertake employment that is likely to interfere with the course of study.
    2. Not hold any other scholarship/bursary except with the written approval of ASMAF.
    3. Not change the course of study for which an award is granted except it is for a course which is covered under the ASMAF scheme and then only with the written approval of ASMAF.

The ASMAF Scholarship cannot be transferred to another student or institution.

Termination of Scholarship Award

The ASMAF scholarship award will be terminated if –

  1. The Awardee ceases to meet the eligibility criteria specified in these guidelines.
  2. The University terminates the Awardee’s studentship or she ceases to be a full-time student;
  3. If the course of study is not being carried out with competence and diligence;
  4. If the Awardee is found to have provided false or misleading information in relation to his particulars and/or his financial status;
  5. If the Awardee fails to submit the one page annual Progress Report to ASMAF.

If an award is terminated, it cannot be re-activated unless the termination occurred in error.