The Christopher Kolade Foundation SHE Soars Scholarship Program provides need-based financial sponsorship and mentorship to female graduates of public secondary schools in Nigeria who have secured admission into a Nigerian public university.
SHE Soars launched in 2019 with five SHE Soars Scholars benefitting from the scholarship program. The maiden class of scholars are currently enrolled in the University of Lagos, University of Ilorin, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, and Ekiti State University, and are studying Law, Accounting, Agricultural Economics and Extension, and Biology.
Our maiden class of sponsors includes women from the financial, legal, SME sectors, and other industries. To facilitate a mentoring relationship between sponsors and scholars, the Foundation puts effort into matching scholars with sponsors whose careers are somewhat related to their courses of study.
Investment in education is one of the most enduring investments in another person. It not only has the potential to increase the scholars’ future earning potential but can also open new doors and opportunities and help shape soft and hard skills that can benefit them throughout life. Despite higher education being a predictor of future success, many Nigerian students cannot afford to make that transition. CKF seeks to bridge this economic gap through the She Soars Program.
For the 2nd round of awards in the year 2021, the Foundation is looking to increase the number of recipients to up to ten (10) girls and is soliciting sponsors who would commit to supporting the girls through their postsecondary education careers. To be a sponsor, reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org or +234817192671.
The scholarship value is pegged at N150,000/annum and is estimated to cover tuition, books, and a modest monthly living stipend.
The sponsorship duration would span the student’s entire course of study which in our estimate would be 4-6 years depending on the course of study.
To be eligible, applicants must be female graduates of a Nigerian public secondary school and must have verifiable proof of admission into a Nigerian public tertiary institution.
CLICK HERE to apply. 2021/2022 application closes on December 31, 2021.