The United States Embassy and the Nigeria Government seeks to identify academically qualified and highly motivated, low-income students in Nigeria to join the EducationUSA Opportunity Funds Program (OFP).
There are many determined and talented, low-income students in Nigeria who only require financial resources and access to information to better their educational future. 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.
Applications for the 2018-2019 U.S. Embassy EducationUSA Opportunity Funds Program is currently ongoing. Interested and qualified Nigerians can now apply online. Eligibility details, requirements and information on how to apply are detailed below.
Course Level: Undergraduate (pre-university), Postgraduate
Provider: U.S. Embassy
Country to Study in: USA
Applicants are welcome from all the states in Nigeria. However, students must be able to reach the U.S. Embassy offices in Abuja or Lagos on a monthly basis during the program for full participation.
Participants will work with the Embassy’s EducationUSA Advisors from June 2018 – August 2019 to try to secure places and financial assistance to begin study in the U.S. in August 2019.
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.
Citizens of Nigeria
All accredited colleges and universities in the U.S.A
Fields of study
All fields of study are eligible under this programme
Number of awards
Many will be awarded, but NOT specified
Grants will cover the entire duration of both undergraduate and postgraduate studies
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.
5. Two Essays (topics will be on the form you receive). Send a scanned copy of any relevant supplementary certificates of achievement.
It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on how to apply for this scholarship opportunity.