Education & Scholarship Program

Introduction of AAM's Education & Scholarship Program

AAM believes that education is essential to ensuring the success of our youths so they can contribute to making the United States the exceptional country that it is. Matching action to this belief, AAM conducts a number of programs aimed at supporting education, including its UBUNTU Mentoring Program, and its annual Graduates Appreciation Night, held every year near the end of May to celebrate its graduates, from high school to college to Ph.D.

AAM’s Scholarship Program is another important part of its educational effort. The Scholarship Program provides annual scholarship awards to qualified graduating high school seniors who are pursuing college education, who have been involved in constructive ways in the growth of their communities, and who demonstrate financial need. The Program is administered by AAM’s Education & Scholarship Committee, which raises money for the Scholarship Fund, and award the scholarships to selected applicants every year.

The Scholarship Fund

AAM Scholarships are funded from two sources: from sales of AAM’s calendar , which is produced every year by the Scholarship Committee, and from donations to the Scholarship Fund by generous individuals and organizations who share our belief in the importance of education.

We invite you to partner with us through our Scholarship Program by making a contribution to the Scholarship Fund. Your contribution will be used in its entirety to provide some level of encouragement and support to young scholars who may need our assistance. Your contribution is tax-deducible.

To contribute, please either:

  1. Contribute by check: make your check payable to “The African Association Scholarship Fund” and mail it to P. O. Box 1016, Madison, WI 53701.
  2. Contribute online:
    Make A Donation

We thank you in advance for your consideration and generosity.

AAM Scholarship Awards

The 2021 Scholarship Awards

After an unusual and difficult year of the Covid-19 pandemic, the AAM Scholarship Committee regrets to announce that scholarships for the 2020 academic year will not be awarded this year.
In a normal year, the AAM Scholarship Program awards scholarships to deserving graduating high school seniors pursuing college education. The decision to not award any scholarships this academic year is due to many factors; AAM Scholarship Committee was not able to organize any fundraising activities due to the financial difficulties placed on our sponsors. In addition, the academic school year was completely disrupted. Our sons and daughters who would have applied for scholarships have a hard time completing a normal school year. Hence, our committee did not find it prudent to further saddle our students with any additional hardships of finding references and going through the whole scholarship application processes during these uncertain times.
Please bear with us as we organize and resume our award of scholarships next academic year.
We thank you all for your understanding and support.

The 2020 Scholarship Awards

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts on the businesses that fund our scholarship program, fundraising efforts were canceled in 2020. However, we were able to make four awards of $500.00 each to excellent students selected from among the applicants pursuing college education. These awards were sourced from our previous scholarship funds planning efforts. The successful candidates are:
  • Kehinde Fadele - Graduated from Madison East High School and will be attending UW-Madison to major in Political Science and then on to Law School.
  • Robert L. Murphy Jnr. - Graduated from James Madison Memorial High School and will be attending UW-Madison to major in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Hayley Gaines - Graduated from James Madison Memorial High School and will be attending Marywood University in Pennsylvania to major in Architecture.
  • Gabriella Abler-Rumph - Graduated from Madison East High School and will be attending UW-Milwaukee Institute of Arts and Design (MAID) to major in Illustration and Animation. Gabriella is the recipient of our Ladidi Garba Scholarship Foundation.
    For details of 2020 Scholarship Award Program, click the links below:
2018 Scholarship Awards
Five (5) awards of $500.00 each were made to excellenet graduating High School students from the applicant pool:
  •    Moubarak O. Jeje of Middleton High School, Middleton, Wisconsin
  •    Stella C, Onyefulummo of La Follette High School, Madison Wisconsin
  •    Tyla L. Hayes of East High School, Madison, Wisconsin
  •    Marissa P. Bode of Wisconsin Heights High School, Mazomane, Wisconsin'
  •    Peter P. Kamara of La Follette High School, Madison, Wisconsin
2017 Scholarship Awards
In 2017, we were able to make four awards of $500.00 each to excellent students selected from among the applicants. The names of the awardees:
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