US Embassy EducationUSA Opportunity Funds Program (OFP) 2024
The US Embassy is delighted to declare the commencement of the US Embassy EducationUSA Opportunity Funds Program (OFP) 2024, accessible to eligible candidates from every state in Nigeria. This program offers an opportunity for individuals to pursue studies in the United States for the 2024/2025 academic session.
In Nigeria, numerous ambitious and skilled students with limited financial means simply need access to resources and information to enhance their educational prospects. For the twelfth consecutive year, the United States Embassy in Nigeria aims to identify academically qualified and highly motivated individuals from low-income backgrounds to participate in the EducationUSA Opportunity Funds Program (OFP).
The EducationUSA Opportunity Funds Program (OFP) collaborates closely with students, conducting regular meetings and seminars to guide them through the application process for securing admissions Undergraduate scholarships, and Postgraduate scholarships at colleges and universities in the United States.
OFP covers the expenses associated with the application process, including registration fees for necessary standardized exams, and grants complimentary membership to the U.S. EducationUSA Advising Center for program participants. The program anticipates a genuine commitment from students, urging them to invest their time and effort to realize their aspirations of studying in the United States.
Scholarship Sponsor(s): US Embassy/Coca-Cola Nigeria Limited
Host Institution(s): Universities in USA
Scholarship Worth: Fully Funded
Number of Awards: Several
Nationality: Nigerian Students
Eligibility for the US Embassy EducationUSA Opportunity Funds Program (OFP) 2024:
- Applicants must complete the application Form
- Academic Results:
Undergraduate Applicants must attach a copy of their WAEC “O” Level results (from the WAEC website). Include Cambridge A’Level or IGSCE results if applicable or available.
Graduate Applicants must attach a copy of their Final year results and degree results (if available) First Class only (STEM majors preferred).
- Letters of recommendation:
Undergraduate Applicants must request a teacher or your school principal to complete a letter of recommendation form, attesting to their character, talent, and skills. Please do not include a basic testimonial that does not talk about you as an individual.
Graduate Applicants must provide the details of a lecturer, professor, or Head of Department (HOD) that we can contact to find out more about you.
Undergraduate Applicants must send a scanned copy of their transcript from JS1 to SS3 including their mock and first-term results, if possible.
Graduate Applicants must send a scanned copy of their transcripts that show a GPA of 4.5 or above on a 5.0 scale.
Applicants must 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
Method of Application for the US Embassy EducationUSA Opportunity Funds Program (OFP) 2024:
Prospective applicants for the US Embassy EducationUSA Opportunity Funds Program should submit their applications through the Opportunity Funds Applications website.
Application Deadline: March 31, 2024.
For more information about this opportunity, Visit the Official Website.