The Ajesola Solarin Majekodunmi Foundation (ASMAF) is a non-profit organization that provides financial assistance and support to bright but financially disadvantaged young Nigerian women pursuing tertiary education in professional courses. The foundation’s scholarship program aims to empower these young women to achieve their academic goals and contribute to the development of their communities and Nigeria as a whole.
- Be a female Nigerian citizen
- Be an indigent student embarking on tertiary-level qualifications for the first time
- Have gained admission to or be enrolled in a full-time accredited undergraduate programin 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 the foundation’s guidelines
- Demonstrate commitment to academic and professional excellence and possess strong leadership potentials
The ASMAF Scholarship award covers tuition, board, and upkeep. The exact amount of the award varies from year to year but typically covers the full cost of attendance for the academic year. The scholarship is normally awarded for the period of a full academic year from the time of the award until the conclusion of the student’s course unless otherwise stated. Payments are made in installments from semester to semester except as otherwise required by the university, which will be subject to confirmation of continuing eligibility.
The application process for the ASMAF Scholarship is typically open in August of each year. Interested candidates can apply online through the foundation’s website or submit their applications physically to the foundation’s office. The application deadline is usually in September or October.
A panel of judges reviews all applications and selects the most qualified candidates based on their academic merit, financial need, leadership potential, and commitment to community service. The selected candidates are then invited for an interview to further assess their suitability for the scholarship.
In addition to financial assistance, ASMAF scholars also benefit from mentorship, career guidance, and access to a network of like-minded young women. The foundation provides ongoing support to its scholars throughout their academic journey and encourages them to participate in leadership development and community engagement programs.
The ASMAF Scholarship program has made a significant impact on the lives of many young Nigerian women, enabling them to pursue their dreams of higher education and contribute to the development of their communities. The foundation’s commitment to empowering women through education has helped to break down barriers and create opportunities for a brighter future.