WYBF 2024 Nurturing Hearts Scholarship For Young Undergraduate Nigerian Students

The 2024 Wilson and Yinka Badejo Foundation Nurturing Hearts Scholarship is available to young Nigerian undergraduate students. This year, a new scholarship category called “Nurturing Hearts” was established in honour of the co-founder, Rev. Mrs. Adeyinka Badejo. It is intended to support and uplift young women (between the ages of 18 and 28) who are passionate about working in children’s ministry. This scholarship is renewable for up to a maximum of one time.

WYBF Undergraduate Scholarship

Application DeadlineApril 30, 2024
Country to studyNigeria
SponsorWilson and Yinka Badejo Foundation
GenderMen and Women

Requirements for WYBF Undergraduate Scholarship

Basic Criteria:

  • Demonstrated financial need: Applicants must come from a less privileged background, as evidenced by providing a short personal statement on background.
  • Academic & Personal excellence: Applicants must have a strong academic record and also possess demonstrated good character that can be readily verified.
  • Enrollment status: Applicants must be enrolled or accepted to an accredited public tertiary institution (Note: Students in private tertiary institutions are not eligible).
  • Previous beneficiaries: Individuals who have received at least two scholarships from our foundation in the past are not eligible to reapply to ensure fairness and equal opportunity.
  • Multiple Applications: Applicants may apply for both the Legacy and the Nurturing Hearts scholarships. However, if selected, the applicant can receive only one scholarship award.


  • Must be a resident of Nigeria and meet basic eligibility criteria (waived, where applicable).
  • Must meet age and gender requirements as of the time of applying (proof will be requested).
  • Must submit a complete scholarship application form online.
  • Must be pursuing a degree, vocational training, and/or actively seeking professional development in an area directly related to children’s ministry.
  • Must submit an essay between 500 – 750 words that describes your interest and passion for children’s ministry work and how you plan to make a positive impact in the lives of the young lives you work with (Any prior experience with children’s ministry work can be included).
  • Must be willing to partake in an interview with the scholarship board if selected as a potential awardee

Selection Process

Scholarship Award Timeline

  • March 15th: Scholarship application portal open
  • April 30th: Scholarship application deadline
  • May 1st – June 14th: Application screening and Awardees selection
  • June 17th – July 12th: Awardee notification and second round interviews
  • July 19th: Final List of Awardees provided to Board of Trustees
  • August: Awardees recognised during Annual Lecture and scholarships awarded

Application Documents

Applicant must provide two letters of recommendation from a cleric, mentor, professor, and/or counsellor attesting to your personal character and demonstrated passion for working with children and children’s ministry.

Application Deadline

April 30, 2024

How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Wilson and Yinka Badejo Foundation on form.jotform.com to apply


  • Applicants do not exclusivey have to be student; however, any applicant interested in applying for this scholarship may still be subject to the basic eligibility requirements to be considered for a scholarship offered by WYBF’s Educational Support Programme. 
  • Applicants will be expected to provide two letters of recommendation from a cleric, mentor, professor, and/or counsellor in support of their application attesting to their personal character and demonstrated passion for working with children and/or in children’s ministry
  • The scholarship board of the Wilson & Yinka Badejo Foundation reserves the right to modify or waive parts of the eligibility requirements for this scholarship award based on discretion, relevant considerations, and/or as justifiably deemed fit

For more details, visit WYBF website