A.S Timbo Scholarship.

Every year, thousands of Guinean students are denied the quality education they deserve due to their family’s socioeconomic status. Often, these students are forced to drop out of school to support their families, sacrificing their educational dreams.

The Guinean Alliance for Education and Development (GAED) is committed to advancing educational equity.

how we help.

We offer financial assistance to students facing economic challenges, empowering them to achieve their academic goals.

To achieve this mission, we established the A.S. Timbo Scholarship. This highly competitive scholarship will be awarded to high-performing and promising students in Guinea’s public universities. The scholarship fund is named in honor of Alhaji S. Timbo, one of our founding board members, who was a dedicated public servant, an educator, and a pioneer of peace, African unity, and educational access for all.

In honoring his legacy, this fund supports inspiring students who are making significant contributions to their communities while maintaining outstanding academic records.

Scholarship Requirements

To be eligible for the scholarship, an applicant must:

  • Be a Guinean citizen residing in Guinea, Conakry.
  • Be amongst the top 10% of his/her high school graduating class.
  • Be enrolled in a publicly funded university in Guinea to complete undergraduate studies. If you are a high school student, you must enter your first year of college, no later than the fall of the upcoming academic year.
  • Have a demonstrated financial need
  • Be able and willing to work on an approved community improvement project, submit a written report, and present findings at the end of the school year.

Scholarship Benefits

Each selected recipient will be provided with a portable computer and receive a $1,000 stipend disbursed semi-annually to help cover living and school related expenses.

Workshops, mentoring and professional development opportunities will be provided to help recipients prepare for graduate school or enter the workforce after graduation.

get involved.

join our mission.

Whether you’re a student looking for support or someone who knows a deserving candidate, we invite you to take action. Together, we can empower future leaders and create a brighter future for Guinea.



Are you a high-performing student making a positive impact in your community?

If you’re a bright and dedicated student facing financial challenges, the A.S. Timbo Scholarship could be the opportunity you need. To be considered, simply complete the scholarship application form and submit two strong letters of recommendation.



Do you know an outstanding student who could benefit from the A.S. Timbo Scholarship?

We need your help to find and support Guinea’s brightest future leaders! By referring a deserving student, you’re giving them a chance to access essential resources and opportunities that will help them thrive academically and beyond.


The application window for the A.S. Timbo Scholarship is currently closed. When our program reopens, we’ll provide a link for you to submit your application. In the meantime, if you have any questions about this program or need further assistance, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at info@gaedgn.org.

support our cause.

As a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting education, we rely on the kindness and generosity of donors like you to make a difference. Your generosity helps break the cycle of poverty and opens doors to a brighter future for young Guineans.



Give the Gift of Knowledge.

You can make a difference by contributing a one-time or monthly donation to our scholarship fund. Every donation, regardless of the amount, directly supports scholarships for Guinean students, providing them with the opportunity to pursue their education and achieve their dreams.

By donating, you are empowering the next generation and fostering positive change.



Change a Life.

Our Sponsor a Student program allows you to directly support a student’s education in Guinea. By becoming a sponsor, you can provide the financial assistance needed for a student to attend school, pursue their academic interests, and build a better future.

For more information or to get started with sponsorship, please contact us at info@gaedgn.org.



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Share our initiative with your friends, family, and community to help us reach more students in need.

About Us.
The Guinean Alliance for Education and Development is registered as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. All contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
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