In honor of Mallam Abdullahi Tanko Umaru’s memory, the  Scholarship is open to indigenous students facing financial hardships to support their study pursuits.

Are you a student at a tertiary institution, passionate about the humanities and social sciences, and facing economic challenges? The Abdullahi Tanko Umaru Memorial Scholarship offers a unique opportunity to honour Mallam Tanko’s legacy by supporting students like you who are determined to make a difference.


Financial aid of N100,000 for students in humanities and social sciences, honoring Mallam Tanko’s legacy.


To be considered for the Abdullahi Tanko Umaru Memorial Scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be a first or second-year student at any tertiary institution
  • Be enrolled in any field of humanities and social sciences (Non-STEM)
  • There is no minimum CGPA requirement to apply for this Scholarship.
  • Students who may have struggled academically are especially encouraged to apply.

Selection Process


  1. Submit your application here by February 5, 2024.
  2. Successful applicants will be notified by March 5, 2024.

Application Documents

To apply, candidates must be ready to submit the following documents;

  • Write a response to three essay questions:
    • What are your academic and career goals and how have your friends and family
      influenced and inspired them? (500 words maximum)
    • What does “leaving a good legacy behind” mean to you? (500 words maximum)
    • Describe a problem you have solved or a problem you would like to solve. Explain its significance to you and what steps you took or could be taken to identify a solution (500 words maximum).

Method of Application

Click Here to Apply

Should you have any inquiries, comments, or concerns, please reach out at

Application Deadline: February 5, 2024.