US Embassy 2024 EducationUSA Opportunity Funds Program
The US Embassy is pleased to announce the accepting of application for the 2024 EducationUSA Opportunity Funds Program (OFP) from qualified candidates who wish to apply
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. For the 12th year, the United States Embassy, Nigeria seeks to identify academically qualified and highly motivated, low-income students in Nigeria to join the EducationUSA Opportunity Funds Program (OFP).
The Program promotes U.S. higher education to students around the world by offering accurate, comprehensive, and current information about opportunities to study at accredited postsecondary institutions in the United States
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Scholarship Sponsor(s): US Embassy/Coca-Cola Nigeria Limited
Scholarship Type: Fully Funded Scholarships
Host Institution(s): Higher institutions in USA
Scholarship Worth: Full funding
Number of Awards: Not specified
Nationality: Nigerian Students
Requirement and Eligibility Criteria for the EducationUSA Opportunity Program:
- Complete Application Form
- Academic Results:–
Undergraduate Applicants: Attach a copy of your WAEC “O” Level results (from WAEC website). Include Cambridge A’Level or IGSCE results if applicable or available.
Graduate Applicants– Attach a copy of your Final year results and degree results (if available) First Class only (STEM majors preferred).
- Letters of recommendation:
Undergraduate Applicants: Request a teacher or your school principal to complete a letter of recommendation form, attesting to your character, talent and skills. Please do not include a basic testimonial that does not talk about you as an individual.
Graduate Applicants: Provide the details of a lecturer, professor, or Head of Department (HOD) that we can contact to find out more about you.
Undergraduate Applicants: Send a scanned copy of your transcript from JS1 to SS3 including your mock and first term results, if possible.
Graduate Applicants– Send a scanned copy of your transcripts that show a GPA of 4.5 or above on a 5.0 scale.
- Essays: Write two essays, one from Group A and one from Group B, each of about 250– 300 words. The essay topics will be on the application form you receive. (Essay topics will be found on the form)
- 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
Application Procedures for the EducationUSA Opportunity Program (How to Apply):
Interested applicants for the US Embassy EducationUSA Opportunity Funds Program are to apply on the Opportunity Funds Applications website.
Application Deadline: 31 March, 2024
For more information Visit the Official Website.