How to Apply for Wilson and Yinka Badejo Legacy Scholarship 2024

Call for Applications Now Open for the Wilson and Yinka Badejo (WYB) Legacy Scholarship! Are you a brilliant, indigent student in Nigeria with dreams of pursuing higher education? If yes, the Wilson and Yinka Badejo Foundation is proud to announce the opening of applications for the WYB Legacy Scholarship 2024.

Wilson and Yinka Badejo Legacy Scholarship

The Legacy Scholarship is part of Wilson and Yinka Badejo Foundation’s Educational Assistance Programme,  dedicated to supporting deserving students since its inception in 2008, having awarded over 500 scholarships to date.

Overview of WYB Legacy Scholarship

The WYB Legacy Scholarship is aimed at academically sound individuals seeking to attend or currently attending a public tertiary institution in Nigeria. Since 2008, this non-renewable scholarship has provided invaluable financial support to students from less privileged backgrounds, empowering them to pursue their educational aspirations.

In addition to the existing Legacy Scholarship, the foundation is excited to introduce a new scholarship category in honor of our co-founder, Rev (Mrs.) Yinka Badejo. This scholarship is specifically designed to support young females actively pursuing careers, vocational training, and professional development in Christian children’s ministry.

Eligibility Requirements

To be considered for the WYB Legacy Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Residency: Must be a resident of Nigeria.
  • Background: Must come from a less privileged background.
  • Enrollment: Must be enrolled or accepted to a public tertiary institution in Nigeria.
  • Academic Record: Must have a strong academic record and possess good character.
  • Scholarship History: Must have either never received or received a maximum of one scholarship from the foundation in the past.


  • Applicants from the West African Theological Seminary and the Life Theological Seminary, Ikorodu, are also eligible.
  • All course areas are welcome to apply.
  • Applicants must provide their JAMB admission letter if already been accepted into a public tertiary institution but have not yet begun coursework.
  • Applicants enrolled in a public tertiary institution must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher to be considered.

Application Guide

To apply for the WYB Legacy Scholarship, interested and qualified candidates should;

  • Visit the Wilson and Yinka Badejo Foundation website at
  • Complete the application form for the Legacy Scholarship.
  • The application portal opened on March 15th and will close on April 30th.

Scholarship Award Timeline

  • April 30, 2024: Application deadline.
  • 01 May to 14 June 2024: Screening of Applications and selection of Awardees.
  • 17 June – 12 July 2024: Notification sent to Awardee and second round interviews.
  • 19 July 2024: The submission of Awardee’s final list to the Board of Trustees.
  • August: Awardees recognized during Annual Lecture and scholarships awarded.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I apply for the Wilson and Yinka Badejo Legacy Scholarship if I am not studying a specific course?

Yes, all course areas are welcome to apply for the Wilson and Yinka Badejo Legacy Scholarship.

Is there an interview process?

An interview with the scholarship board is based on the discretion of the board and may be required for potential awardees.

What documents do I need to provide in applying for the Legacy Scholarship?

If successfully selected as a potential awardee, you must provide a letter of recommendation from a cleric in your local assembly, Head of Department, Course adviser, or Dean of Students.

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