2023 Essay Competition Announced
Supporting education, youth empowerment and community development
The Francis Ibhawoh Foundation is dedicated to supporting educational achievement for the youth of Nigeria, and developing the capacity of individuals and communities to build a healthy and thriving democracy. Established in 2014, our organization aims to be an active voice in the engagement and empowerment of youth, allowing them to unleash and contribute their full potential to national development. The Foundation is a registered charity in Nigeria and is inspired by the incredible legacy of educationist and public servant Francis Ehidiamen Ibhawoh.
The Francis Ibhawoh Annual Essay Competition creates a platform that engages undergraduate students and make their voices heard. This promotes and encourages academic excellence and attainment of educational goals, and sheds light on important issues related to the development of their communities, Nigeria as a nation, and Africa and the world. Past winning essays have included topics related to achieving the United Nations sustainable development goals, youth migration from Africa, protecting the rights of the African child, and strategies for addressing the challenges of funding higher education in Nigeria.
Past Scholarship Recipients
Izebe Evbogame (2016)
“Winning the Ibhawoh Foundation Award is one event that really gave me a new sense of direction. It stimulated my passion for writing, especially with regard to Nigeria. I have gone ahead to win or rank highly in quite a few national essay competitions either individually or as a co-writer."
Godswill Ekhator (2018)
“Over the past one year, the Francis Ibhawoh Foundation has inspired me to compete locally and globally for opportunities. I have been motivated to apply for more scholarships and fortunately, I’m currently a beneficiary of the SEPLAT petroleum scholarship scheme…I am most grateful for the opportunity.”
John Ehisuonria (2018)
“The Ibhawoh Foundation added value to me monetarily and psychologically; psychologically in that I had a morale boost to apply for international essay competitions like the Commonwealth Essay competition.
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