Latest Scholarship for Nigerian Undergraduate: Gani Fawehinmi Scholarship Awards 2019

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Gani Fawehinmi Scholarship Awards 2019 for Undergraduate. The closing date dis August 30, 2019. See Gani Fawehinmi Scholarship Interview Schedule, eligibility and how to apply.

Gani Fawehinmi Scholarship is one of the latest ongoing scholarship programme in Nigeria for undergraduates. This is to alert all Nigerian undergraduate about Gani Fawehinmi Scholarship 2019. In this article everything you need to know about the scholarship has been provided including interview schedule  and application method.

Gani Fawehinmi Scholarship Awards 2019 for Undergraduate

Gani Fawehinmi Scholarship 2019

Gani Fawehinmi, (Ganiyu Oyesola Fawehinmi), Nigerian human rights lawyer (born April 22, 1938, Ondo Town, Nigeria—died Sept. 5, 2009, Lagos, Nigeria), devoted his life to fighting for the rights of the Nigerian people; as a tireless advocate for justice, he made many enemies among Nigeria’s military and civilian regimes. He was the son of a prosperous family, but his father’s death while Fawehinmi was studying law at the University of London made it necessary for him to work in order to finance the remainder of his education. He began practicing law in Lagos in 1965 and quickly became known as “the people’s lawyer,” taking on such cases as the mysterious killing in 1986 of a newspaper editor (for which Fawehinmi blamed the military junta in power at that time) and often representing those who could not afford to pay for his services. Despite the risk of assassination, he cofounded (1994) the National Conscience Party and continued to take on powerful opponents until his death. Fawehinmi’s activism extended to philanthropy, including the granting of scholarships to impoverished Nigerian youths. He also published several books and founded (1986) the Nigerian Weekly Law Reports. Fawehinmi was awarded the Bruno Kreisky Prize in 1993 in honour of his work in advancing human rights. In 2001 he was made a senior advocate of Nigeria, the country’s highest title in the legal profession.



  • Candidates must be poor and indigent.
  • Candidates must be registered students of tertiary institutions in Nigeria i.e Universities, polytechnics and colleges of education.
  • Candidates must have good academic performance.

Gani Fawehinmi Scholarship Award Date

  • Successful candidates will be awarded the Scholarships on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at Nigerian Law Publication House, Otunba Jobi Fele – Way, C.B.D., Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos at 12.00 Noon.

Gani Fawehinmi Scholarship Interview Schedule

  • Port Harcourt: Applicants will be interviewed on Wednesday, August 21st, 2019 at ASUU Secretariat, University of Port Harcourt (Uniport) Port Harcourt at 10am.
  • Nasarawa: Applicants will be interviewed on Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019 at ASUU Secretariat, Nasarawa State University, Nasarawa at 10am.
  • Lagos: Applicants will be interviewed on Tuesday, September 10th, 2019 at Nigerian Law Publication House, Otunba Jobi Fele – Way, C.B.D., Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos at 10am.


How to Apply for Gani Fawehinmi Scholarship

To apply submit an application letter of not more than two (2) pages. The Letter must include the name of the candidate, course and year of study, state of origin and why the candidate believes that he or she should be given the award.

The Application Letter must be accompanied by:

  • A photocopy of the candidate’s current identity Card
  • A letter from the candidate’s current head of Department, including correct information on the candidate’s CGPA for the last academic session
  • A letter from the Registrar certifying that the candidate is a student of the institution
  • A copy of the candidate’s registration form for the current semester; and
  • Two (2) current passport photographs.

The Application Letter with all the supporting documents, should be forwarded (by hand or postal delivery) to:

Gani Fawehinmi Scholarship Board,
Nigerian Law Publications House,
Otunba Jobi Fele- Way, 
C.B.D., Alausa lkeja, 
P.O. Box 80279, Lafiaji, 
Lagos State.

Gani Fawehinmi Scholarship Board
c/o ASUU Secretariat, 
Nasarawa State University,

Gani Fawehinmi Scholarship Board
c/o ASUU Secretariat, 
University of Port Harcourt (Uniport),
Port Harcourt.


Application Deadline

All submissions must be done on or before August 20, 2019.

Contact the Scholarship Board (08033244419) for more information.


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