Baker Worthy Student Scholarship

Baker Worthy Student Scholarship (BWSS)


I  Purpose

The AUA Baker Worthy Student Scholarship Fund (formerly known as the AUA Worthy Student Scholarship) is established to assist worthy students from the continent of Africa who have documented financial need.


II  Guidelines

1. The annual timeframes for scholarship application submission are January 1-31 and July 1-31 or as announced.

2. All scholarship requests shall be submitted by the student to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by the last day in January or July or as announced. All applications must meet the deadline to be considered.

3. The Scholarship Committee will accept applications, review them according to criteria for application and submit applications to the BWSS Committee chair.

4. Following receipt of applications, the Scholarship Committee will meet in the first week of February and August or as and when needed to make award decisions.

5. Scholarship award decisions are forwarded by the Scholarship Chair/Secretary to AdBoard for approval prior to awarding the scholarship to the student.

6. In addition, the Scholarship Secretary (or a designee) informs students of scholarship decisions by email following AdBoard approval. The information should include:

1. Amount awarded to account in USD

2. If not awarded, the reasons should clearly be stated

3. Email copy to the School Dean


III  Scholarship Criteria

1. The student must have completed one full session of courses at AUA with a CGPA of 3.00 for the Master’s programme and 3.33 for the Doctoral programme. In certain cases, exceptions can be made for female students, AUA un-entered territories and applicants with challenging backgrounds.

2. All applications must include the following:

a. Completed Application Form

b. Personal statement written by the student that demonstrates his/her need as part of the application form

c. Copy of Account Statement, which can also be provided by the Finance Office representative on the Committee

d. Agreement of the student to write a thank-you letter to the donor/AUA and post a positive message of gratitude and if scholarship request is granted

e. One letter of recommendation from an AUA faculty member—or any one of these: 1) the home union/conference; 2) the employing organization; or 3) the local church.

3. Scholarships are limited to the annual amount available for a given year.

4. Scholarships shall be granted to students who have made or can make a contribution to their financial responsibility using non-scholarship funds and/or student work credit.

5. The scholarship shall be applied to the current tuition fee and not to the student’s debt.

6. Any matriculated AUA student may apply, whether at the main or extension sites.


Click here to download the application form.