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About the JMA

Josephine Modupe Aluko was widowed at the young age of 34 years and was a single parent to 5 young children. She worked at the University of Ife, Nigeria (Now Obafemi Awolowo University) as a caterer for years, eventually working her way up to Catering Manager.

In her forties and with her adult children also studying at the same University, she enrolled in evening Law classes and was called to the bar (admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria) at the Law school at the age of 50 years. She practiced as a Lawyer for several years. 

As she pursued her own dreams, she helped others pursue theirs. Many who passed through her home were beneficiaries of her generosity as she educated them alongside her children.

The scholarship was started in her memory to enable young widows to accomplish their educational dreams.

The JMA scholarship provides up to N500,000 annually to widows who wish to obtain a first or advanced degree.

The scholarship may be used to pay for tuition and educational materials in the institution of your choice at home or abroad.


We hope recipients will pay it forward.

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Eligibility Criteria:

Must have Nigerian Citizenship.
Must be a widowed single Mother
Proof of financial need.
Letter of acceptance at a credible institution at home or abroad.
A reapplying undergraduate applicant must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 and a new application completed annually(approval is not guaranteed).

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How to Apply

How to Apply


Get a free gmail account - required to fill out the application.


Gather your documents and record a short video


Click button and complete the application form.


Expect a response in 3-5 working days provided your application is complete.

Documents and Video Required to Apply:

  • Letter of acceptance at a credible institution at home or abroad.

  • Copy of marriage and death certificates.

  • Copy of passport/ID

  • Letters of recommendation (2)

  • CV/Resume

  • If applicable

  • Certificate of graduation/bachelor’s degree

  • Standardized test scores

  • O’ level and JAMB results

  • Video Requirements: 3 to 5 minute video introducing yourself, why you want the scholorship, and what your career goals are.


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