In response to the severe economic difficulties in Nigeria, which were having negative impacts on the educational and moral standards of Nigerian Muslim youngsters, the Muslim Scholarship Fund in Nigeria (MSFN) was founded in 1999 (originally as the Muslim Education Trust Fund).
Muslim Scholarship Summary
- Host: Muslim Scholarship Fund
- Category: Secondary School Scholarships | Undergraduate Scholarships
- Eligible Country: Nigeria
- Reward: 40,000 Naira – 140,000
- Deadline: January 17, 2023
It is no secret that the majority of Nigerians find it challenging to pay for quality education due to the country’s economic climate. Some Muslims are being persuaded to convert to other religions to obtain an education, a job, and other forms of general life progress due to this challenging economic climate.
The Federal Government’s Universal Basic Education (UBE) program is meant to alleviate the financial constraints faced by elementary and junior secondary schools (JSS). Therefore, it is necessary to create a scholarship program to support senior secondary and higher levels. Therefore, these levels are the focus of the MSFN plan.
The target group is students from the Nigerian states of KWARA, KOGI, LAGOS, OGUN, OYO, OSUN, ONDO, EDO, and EKITI.
When completely implemented, it is anticipated that the program will cover every Muslim in Nigeria.
- Must be a Muslim from Nigeria
- Must be enrolled in or admitted to the senior secondary school or tertiary institution for which they are applying for an MSFN scholarship.
- Must be prepared to actively engage in volunteer activities that benefit the Muslim community, such as mentoring young people in coaching sessions, providing care for the elderly, participating in MSS events, etc.
- A Muslim community or school leader must vouch for these voluntary efforts.
- Undergraduates must have a minimum CGPA of 3.5 out of 5.0, and secondary students must pass both English and Mathematics with a credit.