Thursday, April 18, 2019

EducationUSA Opportunity Funds Program (OFP) 2019 - Apply Now

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 11th 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).

OFP's mission is to assist talented and determined, low-income students who are good candidates for financial study in the United States.

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 2019 August 2020 to try to secure places and financial assistance to begin study in the US. in August 2020.

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

Requirements

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.

Transcript:

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)

Closing date: 31st May 2019

HOW TO APPLY

Undergraduate applicants: APPLY HERE

Graduate applicants: APPLY HERE

For more information visit: https://ng.usembassy.gov

NOTE: ENTRANCE INTO THIS PROGRAM IS NO GUARANTEE OF A SCHOLARSHIP OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE T0 STUDY IN THE U.S.

NOTE: Undergraduate Applicants- IfWAEC results are not available, the student must be currently in SS3. If WAEC results are available, they must be from May/June WAEC

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