01 Apr WAAW Fellows Meetup with Mrs Tolu Adeyemo, Acting Executive Director at WAAW Foundation
Mrs. Tolu Adeyemo, Acting Executive Director at WAAW Foundation had a mentorship session with the Fellows on the 29th of March 2020. Mrs. Tolu has been working for WAAW Foundation for over 7 years and last year September she received the UK government Chevening Scholarship award to commence her Postgraduate Programme at the University of East London, UK, where she is studying MSc. Development Management. She had an amazing mentoring session with the WAAW Fellows where she got to share her personal experience and how she secured the Chevening Scholarship Award.
She shared tips on how to apply to schools abroad, specifically the UK and how to write a compelling personal statement. She believes that doing a master’s degree is highly subjective to their personal career goals and a personal statement is the focal point of any application to any university of your choice. She is willing to render assistance to any of the Fellows regarding their personal statements.
She says studying a master’s degree at a UK University is a fantastic opportunity and it has impacted both her academic and personal life. She explained the advantages and benefits of studying in the UK from its world-renowned institutions to Britains rich culture. She recommended two sites, ucas.com and masterportal.com that provide a list of universities in the UK, the courses they offer, their rating including the number of scholarships available for international students. Mrs. Tolu also explained to the Fellows the process of applying for a scholarship and what it’s required of them for their scholarship application to be approved. She listed out major international full scholarships available for African students to study, they include, Chevening Scholarship, Commonwealth scholarship, Mastercard Foundation, Standard Bank Africa Scholarships, Hogson Law Scholarship, Rotary club scholarship. She shared the sites where they can apply for international scholarships for Africans. (opportunitiesforAfrica.com; scholarshubafrica.com; worldscholarshipforum.com.)
She advised that they have their undergraduate transcript and certificates ready before applying for any scholarship program or applying to university for a master’s degree. WAAW Fellows got to ask several questions and they were pleased to get answers to their questions and also they were excited that they got such opportunity.