low-income students in Nigeria who need funds and full access to quality Information to enhance their future can apply for the EducationUSA Scholarship Opportunity Funds Program 2022.
For its 11th year, the United States Embassy, Nigeria has continued to spot qualified and extremely motivated, low-income students in Nigeria with the EducationUSA Scholarship Opportunity Funds Program (OFP).
This post contains everything you need to know about the OFP program, the EducationUSA Scholarship Opportunity Funds Program 2022, Selection Criteria, requirements of the EducationUSA Scholarship, how to apply, and the EducationUSA Scholarship Application Deadline.
About the Opportunity Funds Program (OFP)
OFP’s assignment is to aid talented and ascertained, low-income students that are good applicants for financial assistance from U.S. schools and colleges, however, they lack the funding to pay for their Admission and entry fees.
OFP works closely together with students during regularly scheduled seminars and meetings to aid them through the duration of the application process to procure scholarships and admissions to attend schools and colleges in the USA.
EducationUSA Scholarship takes care of the total cost of these Procedures, including enrollment prices for required standardized assessments and supplies free membership into the U.S. EducationUSA Advising Center because of the Student participants.
EducationUSA Scholarship Opportunity Funds Program 2022
The collection of finalists for OFP is extremely competitive, given limited financing. We search for candidates :
- Strong academic record/ transcript
- Robust involvement in extracurricular activities
- Involvement in leadership functions
- Exemplary community support involvement
- Financial Need
NOTE: Undergraduate Students — In case WAEC result details aren’t available; the student needs to be now in SS3. In case, you have your WAEC result details, they have to be from May/June WAEC.
Students who’ve already begun University instruction are not eligible to apply.
Requirements for the EducationUSA Scholarship Program 2022
- 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. (you will see Essay topics in the form)
Timeline for the OFP 2022
How to APPLY
- Undergraduate applicants apply here
- Graduate applicants apply here
- For inquiries send a message to AbujaEducationusa@state.gov or LagosEducationUSA@state.gov
EducationUSA Scholarship Application Deadline
Application opened on the 1st of April, 2022 and closes April 30 2022.
For more details on the Scholarship, visit the Official Site for more details on the ongoing program – opportunityfundsnigeria.org
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