The Nigerian Women Association of Georgia (NWAG), a non-profit organization based in Atlanta Georgia, was founded in April 2000 by the then Consul General’s wife, Mrs. Dayo Keshi with a mission to empower women, youth and children in their adopted community in the United States and in their home country, Nigeria.
As at 2015, NWAG has successfully awarded a one-time, one year scholarship to 436 female students in Nigeria and 46 students in Georgia, USA.
Course(s) Offered: Any field
Course Level: Undergraduate
Country to Study in: Nigeria Scholarship Description
- Every year, the Nigerian Women Association of Georgia (NWAG) awards scholarships to female Nigerian undergraduate students in Nigerian universities.
- These NWAG scholarships are offered one per state of origin as well as one for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), in the amount of fifty thousand Naira per applicant.
- All applicants must be Nigerian females.
- All applicants must be undergraduate students of a recognized Nigerian University.
- Citizens of Nigeria
- Any recognized Nigerian University / Institution of higher learning.
Fields of Study
- All courses offered by the participating institution / school.
Number of awards
Thirty-seven (37) scholarships – one per state of origin as well as one for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Previous Essay Topics
- 2015: “What is the one system in Nigeria, such as educational, political, health care, financial…, that you feel if changed would have the most beneficial impact on Nigerians, and why?”
- 2014: “What are the effects of the frequent Nigerian teachers’ strikes on student academic performance and learning?”
- 2013: “How could we improve the health system in Nigeria especially for women, youth and children?”
- 2012: “The education of our youth is compromised by frequent strikes and school closings. If you were the first female president of Nigeria, how would you handle things differently from President Jonathan or all the past presidents?”
An applicant must be a Nigerian female undergraduate student in a Nigerian University. All applications must include the following:
- Proof of State of Origin – Letter of Origination from the university or a letter from your local government office.
- Two Letters of Recommendation from any two of the following: Church Pastor/Mosque Imam, Village Head, Local Government Chairperson or one of your Lecturers.
- One Letter of Recommendation from either the Dean of your Faculty/School or your Head of Department.
- A type-written, double – spaced, two-page essay on:
- “How has the current inflation and its resultant high cost of living in Nigeria, affected the quality of education in Nigeria?”
- All application entries must be typewritten and double-spaced.
- Must read: 2013 W W Phillipps Awards in Medicine at University of Auckland, New Zealand.
- Photocopy of your current university student identification card
- A current photograph of yourself
- An explanation of why you need and should receive the scholarship (not more than one-half typed page).
- Awards are one-time scholarships
- The value of the awards is Fifty Thousand Naira (N50,000.00) given to each successful applicant
How to Apply
Application process is free! Do not send money to anyone nor include money in your application. To apply to this scholarship, you should download, print out, complete and submit the ‘NWAG Application Form’ under 2016 NWAG Scholarships In Nigeria as found on the official web site (link to it is below). This completed form should be submitted together with the materials and documents specified below under Requirements.
Completed applications may be submitted to NWAG either by regular mail to:
P.O. Box 14542,
Atlanta, GA 30324,
Electronically via email at: [email protected] Subject line of email should read Name of Applicant and State of Origin.
- Late applications will not be accepted. Applications may not be faxed or hand-delivered.
- It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information.
- Incomplete applications or applications that show evidence of plagiarism will be disqualified. All incomplete applications will be rejected.
- All electronic submission must be in PDF or Word format
- Open to International Applicants: No (ONLY Nigerians)
Application Deadline 31st May, 2016.