About The AWC Scholarship Program

The AWC Scholarship Program has been active in the Lagos community for over 30 years. This program offers academic scholarships to secondary school students attending university programs. To date, over 300 students have benefited not only from the financial support but also from the mentorship provided by numerous members of The AWC who have acted as student sponsors. Sponsors help to identify potential students, assist them through the application process and act as mentors throughout their time in university. Club members who have acted as sponsors always describe the experience as one of the highlights of their stay in Lagos.

Eligibility Criteria for The AWC Scholarship Program

All  Scholarship Applicants Must:

  1. Be a Nigerian citizen, preferably a woman
  2. Have a Lagos residential or mailing address
  3. Be recommended and sponsored by a current member of The AWC
  4. Have completed secondary school
  5. Have their WAEC or NECO results
  6. Have JAMB or POLY JAMB results
  7. Undergo a review of program and university if enrolled in a pre-diploma program
  8. Demonstrate financial need
  9. Have proof of acceptance into an accredited federal or state university or a Polytechnic (no private institutions) 
  10. Show proof of enrollment in a school

All Student Sponsors Must:

  1. Be a current member of The AWC
  2. Know their student personally (strongly recommended – exception being when a student is transfered from one sponsor to another due to sponsor’s relocation)
  3. Help their student manage The AWC scholarship application process
  4. Submit the completed application package to the scholarship chairperson before the deadline
  5. Help with interview process and be part of The AWC Scholarship Committee
  6. Be willing to mentor their student over the period of a full academic year
  7. Be capable of monitoring their student’s academic progress
  8. Identify a new sponsor for their student in the case of relocation
  9. Respect the decisions made by the Scholarship Committee
  10. Attend all AWC functions that require the students’ attendance

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or would like to continue being a sponsor, please see below for more information and the necessary forms.

Forms for New Scholarship Students

New Applicant Application
New Applicant Sponsor Information
New Applicant Sponsor Recommendation

Forms for Continuing Scholarship Students

Continuing Student Application
Continuing Student Community Service Documentation
Continuing Student Sponsor Information
Continuing Student Sponsor Recommendation

To learn more about becoming a sponsor with The AWC Scholarship Program or if you have any additional questions, please contact Margaret Anyigbo at anyigbom@state.gov. The deadline for submission of completed applications is January 31st, 2013.