The Nurturing Hearts scholarship is a new scholarship category launched this year in honour of our co-founder; Rev. Mrs. Adeyinka Badejo. It is designed to assist and encourage young females (between ages 18 – 28) who have a keen interest in children’s ministry work. This scholarship is renewable for up to a maximum of one time.


  • 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


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.

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.

Method of Application

Click Here 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 Information,

Visit the Official Webpage

Application Deadline: April 30, 2024.