A.S Timbo Scholarship Program

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.

Our mission is to support students facing financial challenges 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.


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 a remarkable 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.


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Change A Life.

A.S. Timbo Scholarships are possible, thanks to generous gifts from our donors. All donations made to the A.S. Timbo Scholarship Fund go directly to scholarships. By making a donation, no matter the amount, you are supporting Guinea’s academically talented students and empowering them to access higher education and realize their dreams.

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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