West Africa Scholarships

Mamman Marshal Scholarship for Women in Journalism 2020

Daria Media is now receiving applications for the 2020 Mamman Marshal Scholarship for Women in Journalism, (MMSWJ).

The scholarship award is specifically to support female students of Journalism or Mass communications in three universities across Nigeria.

The deadline for all entries for the 2020 award is 6th of December, 2019. Any application after the deadline shall not be welcomed.


The scholarship was instituted in 2017 to celebrate a man, who against the grain of his time educated his daughters; giving them an advantage that sets them apart from their peers. This scholarship award, set up by one of his daughters who has risen to become a reference point, a positive image and an example against a backdrop of impossibilities and impediments in the field of Journalism; is to honor her father and his extraordinary legacy.

In 2017, six female Students of Journalism drawn from Bayero University Kano, Lagos State University and The University of Uyo received the inaugural MM Scholarship which covers tuition, accommodation and provides a stipend for the six female students until completion of their degree program.

In 2018, another set of 6 female students from these three universities were awarded the scholarship from the 2019 academic year to the completion of their first degree.

This third year of the scholarship, a new set of 6 female students will be awarded the Mamman Marshal Scholarship for Women in Journalism.

Mamman Marshal Scholarship Selection Criteria

  • Must have just gained admission to one of the following: Bayero University Kano, Lagos State University or University of Uyo
  • Need financial assistance
  • Write a 500 word essay on suitability for the MMSWJ

How to apply for the scholarship

All applications should be sent to this email address: yahaya@daria.media

For more information about MM award kindly visit the official website of Daria Media.

Bolarinwa Olajire

An associate lecturer with demonstrated history of working in the education industry. Skilled in analytical skills, C++, Fortran, and Entrepreneurship. Strong education professional with a M. SC focused in condensed matter from University of Ibadan and PhD student at FUNAAB.

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