Application Deadline: Submit applications on or before 16th June 2017
Eligible Countries: Only applicants from Nigeria should apply.
Scholarship Country: Scholarships will be undertaken in United States
Scholarship Info: There are alot of determined and hardworking, low-income students in Nigeria who badly require financial resources and access to information to improve their educational future. That is why for the 11th year, the United States Embassy, Nigeria will seek to identify academically qualified and highly motivated, low-income students in Nigeria to join the EducationUSA Opportunity Funds Program (OFP).
OFP’s mission is to assist talented and determined, low-income students who are good candidates for financial assistance from U.S. colleges and universities but lack the financial resources to cover the up-front cost of obtaining admission.
OFP works closely with students through regularly scheduled meetings and seminars to assist them throughout the application process to secure admission and scholarships to attend colleges and universities in the United States. OFP finances the cost of the application process, including registration fees for required standardized examinations and provides free membership to the U.S. EducationUSA Advising Center for its participants. OFP expects a sincere commitment from the students to give their energy and time to the program so that they may achieve their dreams of study in the United States.
Scholarship Type: Scholarships will be available for Undergraduate and Graduate programs.
Eligibility: Applicants are welcome from all the states in Nigeria. However, students must be able to reach our offices in Abuja or Lagos on a monthly basis during the program for full participation. Participants will work with our EducationUSA Advisors from June 2017 – August 2018 to try to secure places and financial assistance to begin study in the U.S. in August 2018.
Selection Criteria: The selection of finalists for OFP is highly competitive, given limited funding. We look for applicants with:
- Strong academic record/ transcript
- Robust participation in extracurricular activities
- Involvement in leadership roles
- Excellent community service participation
- Financial Need
NOTE: Undergraduate Applicants– If WAEC results are not available; the student must be currently in SS3. If WAEC results are available, they must be from May/June WAEC.
Students who have already started a University education are NOT eligible to apply.
Number of Scholarships: Not indicated at the moment
Value of Scholarship: OFP will finance the cost of the application process, including registration fees for required standardized examinations and provides free membership to the U.S. EducationUSA Advising Center for its participants.
How to Apply: Send an email to AbujaEducationusa@state.gov or LagosEducationusa@state.gov requesting an electronic undergraduate or graduate application form.
Then, fill and send relevant documents listed in the Program Webpage (link below) to AbujaEducationusa@state.gov or LagosEducationusa@state.gov
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