Sharon Azubuike-Osu from Nigeria holds both a PhD and Master’s degree in Physiology from the University of Benin in Nigeria. She is currently an early career scientist and lecturer at the Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu Alike, Ebonyi State, Nigeria (AE-FUNAI), where she has been teaching for over eight years.
Sharon has been a recipient of two Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) Scholarships, one TETFUND Local sponsorship for her PhD studies, as well as a TETFUND Postdoctoral Scholarship for a Postdoc in Germany. She has also been on a Cooperation Research Visit for Postdoctoral researchers to Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich, Germany, which was sponsored by TWAS-DFG.
The reason Sharon decided to become an Africademics Scholarship Ambassador is that she wants to pay it forward. She wants to contribute her quota by helping talented and focused scientists who are seeking further studies and scholarship opportunities, just as she has been helped. She believes that her success is not just from her hard work and determination, but the painstaking effort invested in her by her mentors. And she would like to influence her peers and younger colleagues in the same way.
Something interesting about Sharon is that even though she is a young woman of few words, she does have a lot to say.
Welcome to the Africademics Ambassador Programme, Sharon!
The Scholarship Ambassador Programme
Through the Scholarship Ambassador Programme Africademics trains volunteers from across Africa to become scholarship advisors and mentors. Ambassadors complete a 4-month online course with virtual lectures, case studies and additional activities. Once they have successfully graduated, our Scholarship Ambassadors offer personal support, advice and mentorship for scholarship seekers and applicants in and from Africa.
Our 2022 Ambassador cohort started their training in April 2022 and we are thrilled to have over 90 students and scholars from across the African continent on board this year. In 2021, we welcomed our first cohort of 30 Scholarship Ambassadors who completed their training in November 2021. They now offer free scholarship consultations, mentorship and application assistance for scholarship seekers in and from Africa on a regular basis.