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Are you in SS 3 or did you just finish secondary school? Do you need help to further your studies in Nigeria or in the US? This is a great opportunity for you to study the course of your dream without any financial problem.

EducationUSA Opportunity Funds Program (OFP) | U.S. Embassy & Consulate in Nigeria 2019

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.

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.

Selection Criteria/Screening

The selection of finalists for OFP is highly competitive, given limited funding. The organizers 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.

Qualifications and 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)

How to Apply for EducationUSA Opportunity Fund Program (OFP) 2019

If you meet the requirements above, you can proceed to the application portal to apply. This opportunity is open for two categories of applicants, namely

  1. Undergraduate applicants
  2. Graduate applicants

Select the category you belong and apply by using this link provided here Opportunity Fund Program 2019 Application

Closing Date for Application For EducationUSA Opportunity Fund Program 2019

Deadline for application is 31st of May, 2019. Hurry and apply

You may also like to apply for- Fulbright African Research Scholar Program (ARSP) 2019 here

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