Ruth Titilayo Undergraduate Scholarship 2024

About RTEF (Ruth Titilayo Educational Foundation)

RTEF (Ruth Titilayo Educational Foundation) was founded with the intention of providing a sound education, offering financial support, and breaking the poverty cycle for deserving children, regardless of their circumstances or background. This will help the right people gain access to world-class education and explore various opportunities to unleash their full potential, which is every child’s basic right.

The ultimate goal of RTEF is to create a ground where children from disadvantaged communities would not face any financial barriers when trying to achieve quality education. The foundation wants a world where their services would no longer be needed, as all the children will have easy access to top-class education.

RTEF was named after Ruth Titilayo (Iya Taiwo) who was born in 1955 and was a student of the Abeokuta Girls Grammar School. Titilayo later attended the University of Ibadan in Nigeria, where she enhanced her passion to help those with disadvantaged backgrounds.

Her legacy was kept alive and the Ruth Titilayo Foundation was established on her 20th Death Anniversary.

Ruth Titilayo Undergraduate Scholarship

Ruth Titilayo Undergraduate Scholarship 2024

Ruth Titilayo Educational Foundation is offering a scholarship to deserving applicants currently studying at a Federal University in Nigeria. The bursary may cover all the expenses or just contribute a small but meaningful amount.

The scholarship award consists of:

  • Maintenance allowance up to  ₦15,000
  • Tuition fees up to  ₦50,000
  • Other allowances such as Internal Travel costs related to fieldwork, course study, or research work will be paid at the sole discretion of the committee.

All the applicants who submit their application forms for the RTEF Undergraduate Scholarship 2024 will be examined as per the following criteria:

  • On academic records
  • Based on the information they provide in the application form

Eligibility Criteria

To apply for the RTEF Undergraduate Bursary, the applicant must fulfill the following criteria:

  • Must be domiciled/be a permanent resident in Nigeria
  • Must be under 25 years of age
  • Must be a student during the time of application or must have already registered as a student within the last three years.
  • Must have achieved a minimum GPA of 4.0 in a 5-point system (or equivalent GPA if a 5-point scale isn’t applicable)

Undergraduate students in their Final Year may also apply for the Ruth Titilayo Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship 2024.

How to Apply?

Go to the following application form link and click on the “Apply Now” button.

Ruth Titilayo Educational Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship 2024 Application Form

Students need to Create an Account before they can Log in and Apply.

Complete the entire application form and submit it online. Students must also attach copies of two reference letters from their tutors, current school results, a personal statement, and other essential documents.

Documents Required

Students applying for the Ruth Titilayo Educational Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship 2024 must email all the following required documents to with their Full Name as the subject line of the email.

  • Current school academic results
  • Two written references from the tutors mentioned in your application form
  • A personal statement
  • Other required documents


Candidates will be shortlisted as per the relevant information they provide in the application form. If you are shortlisted, you will have to appear for an online interview where you will have to answer a series of competency-based questions related to your current year studies.

Closing Date

The application deadline is 31 October 2023.

Selected candidates will be contacted from the date 28 January 2024. These candidates will have to appear for the interview in February 2024 and the scholarship awards will be granted to the successful candidates right after.

Contact Details

All application queries related to the RTEF Undergraduate Scholarship must be directed to:

Telephone: +234 809 053 2009
Facebook: @theruthtitilayo

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