The Ijesa Society, through its Isokan Ijesa initiative, is pleased to announce the Annual Educational Grant for Indigent Ijesa University Students. 

The Ijesa Society Educational Grant is a beacon of hope for university students of Ijesa origin, offering a substantial financial lifeline to those facing economic challenges. This initiative is not just a scholarship; it’s a chance for deserving students to continue their education without the burden of financial strain. With an annual grant of N200,000.00 per student, the Ijesa Society is committed to supporting the educational aspirations of indigent students and fostering academic excellence within the Ijesa community.


The Ijesha Society Education Grant will award deserving students of Ijesa origin in their pursuit of higher education by providing a grant of N200,000.00 per student.


To be considered for this prestigious grant, applicants must meet a set of specific requirements, ensuring that the aid reaches those who need it most:

  • Indigeneity: Applicants must verify their Ijesa heritage, with parents being indigenes of Ijesa.
  • Financial Need: Demonstrating financial hardship is essential. Applicants are required to present evidence of their financial situation, supported by an attestation letter from the Chairman of their Local Government Area or the Oba of their town/village.
  • Academic Standing: Applicants must be registered students at a Public University in Nigeria and not in their final year of study. A commendable academic record is crucial, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50/5.00, as certified by the institution’s authority.
  • Documentation: A statement of result, signed by the registrar or an appropriate authority, is necessary to verify academic performance.

Application Documents

  • Application Letter
  • Evidence of parent being an indigene of Ijesaland or a letter from the Oba in Ijesaland certifying the candidate’s origin.
  • Photocopies of WAEC/NECO/SSCE results and JAMB admission letter.
  • Photocopy of the candidate’s current University Identity card.
  • Letter from the Registrar/Dean of student affairs certifying the candidate’s student status.
  • Letter from the candidate’s current Head of Department, providing bio-data, academic profile, and CGPA for the last academic semester.
  • A current passport photograph

Method of Application

Applicants are required to follow these steps for a successful application:

  • Submit a typed application letter (not exceeding 500 words) addressed to “The Chairman, Education Committee, THE IJESA SOCIETY, Lagos.” Include personal details, course of study, year of study, town or village in Ijesaland, Local Government Area, and reasons for deserving the educational grant.
  • Attach all the required dicuments stated above
  • All applications and supporting documents should be uploaded to the Office of the Chairman, Education Committee,
  • The Ijesa Society, at, to be submitted no later than eight weeks from the date of this announcement. Leadership:
    • Prof. Duro Oni FNAL: President
    • Mrs. Funmi Obisan Esq.: Hon. Secretary
    • Prof. Gbenga Akingbehin: Chairman Educ. Comm
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