ASUU Indigent Scholarship
ASUU Indigent Scholarship

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, Indigent award For the 2023/2024 academic session is finally out. So, are you ready to claim the N200,000 worth of scholarship?

The esteemed Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has announced its 2023 Indigent Scholarship Award which is designed for students demonstrating need yet exhibiting academic brilliance, this award offers a significant financial boost.

With the aim to encourage academic excellence and alleviate financial burdens, the ASUU is ensuring no deserving student is left behind.

The scholarship registration closes on the 31st of October, and the scholarship will be awarded on the 12th of November, 2023. Check your eligibility and apply Below.

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Overview of the ASUU Indigent Scholarship Award

The said scholarship amount is a substantial N200,000 (Two Hundred Thousand ), presenting a remarkable opportunity for indigent students to further their academic pursuits.

Also, this very award is distributed across universities, allowing two beneficiaries from each ASUU-recognised branch (university) to take advantage of this golden opportunity.

Eligibility Criteria for the ASUU Indigent Scholarship

It's essential to be well-informed about the prerequisites before applying. The ASUU has outlined specific criteria, ensuring the scholarship reaches its intended recipients:

  1. Financial Need: The applicant must be indigent, making this a need-based scholarship.
  2. University Affiliation: The student must be enrolled in a university that hosts a recognized ASUU branch.
  3. Academic Excellence: The applicant should have an admirable academic record, reflected by a GPA of 3.0 or above.

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ASUU Indigent Scholarship Application Guidelines

ASUU Indigent Scholarship

Applying for the ASUU Indigent Scholarship requires adherence to certain guidelines:

  1. Application Letter: Each hopeful candidate should curate an application letter, constrained to two pages, incorporating:
    • Candidate's full name.
    • Course and current year of study.
    • State of origin.
  2. Supporting Documents: Accompanying the application letter, candidates should also include:
    • A photocopy of their current university identity card.
    • A recommendation letter from their present Head of Department. This letter should also verify the student's GPA from the preceding academic year.
    • A copy of their registration form for the ongoing semester.
    • Two recent passport photographs.

Application letters should be addressed to Dr. Jerome Egbe,

Deputy Dean of Student Affairs, 

Student Affairs Unit, UNICROSS or mailed to

The deadline for submission of applications is 12 noon, 26th October.

Eligible applicants will be invited for an interview as follows:

  •  Time: 9am
  •  Date: Monday 30th October 2023
  •  Venue: ASUU Secretariat, Calabar campus.

Announcer: Dr. (Mrs) Hannah Etta, Chairman, ASUU UNICROSS Scholarship Committee.

For inquiries: 08033324525

Guidelines For The Scholarship Award

  • The award will be for established indigent students from each branch.
  • Each branch shall establish a committee to select the awardees.
  • A well-advertised shall be made by the branch.
  • The selection committee monitored by the Zonal coordinator shall interact with the applicants and select a candidate per branch. 
  • The selected candidate shall be presented to the congress for confirmation.
  • The branch shall communicate the names of the selected candidates to the National for confirmation and presentation of the award.
  • The interview process for the Gani Fawehinmi scholarship shall be adopted by the branch committees.
  • The award shall be presented to the successful candidates at the zonal level. However, the scholarship shall be launched at the National level.

In Summary: You Need to Apply Now!

This very scholarship is more than just financial aid; it's a testament to ASUU's commitment to fostering academic brilliance despite economic challenges.

So, if you or someone you know meets the criteria, don't hesitate. Apply now and lay the groundwork for a brighter academic future.

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