The EducationUSA Opportunity Funds Program (OFP) – There are many low-income students in Nigeria with ability and determination who only need financial resources and access to information to better their educational future. Currently, the Embassy of the United States in Nigeria seeks to identify academically qualified, low-income students who are highly motivated and have a strong academic history to join the U.S. Academic Opportunity Funds Program (OFP).
Our mission is to assist low-income students who have a strong academic background and deserve financial assistance but lack the resources to cover the cost of obtaining admission to U.S. colleges and universities.
Students are assisted by OFP through regularly scheduled meetings and seminars to help them secure admission and scholarships for 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. The OFP expects students to commit themselves to the program to achieve their goals of studying in the United States.
Summary of the scholarship
- Host: US Embassy, EducationUSA & Coca Cola Nigeria
- Study Abroad: Study in the USA
- Category: Secondary School Scholarships | Undergraduate Scholarships | Postgraduate Scholarships | Masters Scholarships |
- Eligible Country: Nigeria
- Reward: Full Sponsorship
- Deadline: May 31, 2021
Details of the Scholarship
You can apply from all the states in Nigeria. To participate fully in the program, students must be able to come to our offices in Abuja or Lagos once a month. EducationUSA Advisors will assist participants from June 2021 – August 2022 with securing the places and financial support they need to begin studying in the U.S. in August 2021.
It is our pleasure to welcome Coca-Cola Nigeria Limited as our first corporate partner in Nigeria. With this partnership, we hope to increase the reach of the OFP.
IMPORTANT: Acceptance into this program does not imply a scholarship or financial support.
The Scholarship Requirements
For applicants to be considered for the scholarship, the following must be submitted:
Complete Application Form
- Academic Results:
Undergraduate Applicants– Attach a copy of your WAEC “O” Level results (from the 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.
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)
Due to limited funding, OFP finalist selections are highly competitive. 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– In the absence of WAEC, the student must be currently in SS3. WAEC results should be available from May/June WAEC.
The application is not open to students who have already begun an education at a University.
The Method of Application
Interested Applicants should use the link below to submit their application.
Best of Luck
Deadline: May 31, 2021