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The Dr. Chinweike Okegbe Academic Excellence Scholarship

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The friends of the late Dr. Chinweike Okegbe have put together a $2,000 tuition scholarship in his honor. Chinwe was a high-performing undergraduate student of the Howard University Biology department. He excelled academically and in academic related research work. He was also deeply involved in International student organizations and societies during his time at Howard.

Though his life was cut short soon after he completed his Ph.D. degree in biology with distinction from Columbia University, he imparted positively on the lives of his friends – academically and socially. As a result, this scholarship has been setup to uphold his legacy at Howard University where his friendship with us all began.



I. Must be an International student majoring in Biology.

II. A student entering the sophomore [academic year] class having completed freshman-level coursework as required by the Biology department.

III. Solid Academic standing (least a 3.5 GPA at the end of the freshman year)

IV. Currently experiencing tuition related financial hardship.

V. Actively involved in on-campus International student organizations or societies (IPAL, ASA, CSA etc)

Documents Required

  • Applicants should complete an electronic application form made available online by the Howard University Financial Aid office.
  • A 500 word essay on “Why studying Biology at Howard University matters to you.”
  • A letter from a member of the executive board of any Howard University International student organization or society indicating you are an active member.

Additional Info

Application documents should be submitted to [email address] by the deadline of [date].

International student eligibility, academic standing and financial hardship criteria will be confirmed by the office of Academic Records and office of Financial Aid Office at Howard University. The successful applicant will be notified on [date] and scholarship amount will be paid in full directly to Howard University as a contribution toards the tuition of the student.

Fund Administrator

  • Ayodele Taylor
  • Lucky Adike


CharitySmith accepts donations in two ways:

By Mail:
The Dr. Chinweike Okegbe Academic Excellence Scholarship
CharitySmith Nonprofit Foundation
13100 Filly Lane
Truckee, CA 96161

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The above Memorial Fund is established as a division of Charitysmith Nonprofit Foundation (EIN 87-0636433). All donations are tax deductible in accordance with federal tax law. Receipts for tax purposes are sent via US Mail within two weeks of donation. Please consider asking if your employer participates in a gift-matching program. If so, your donation may be matched by your employer.

For questions regarding your donation or this memorial fund please contact CharitySmith.