In this article, all we are gonna discuss here is about US embassy EducationUSA opportunity funds program, so all you have to do is to read through the lines and make sure to understand the procedures and requirements.
Hence, the US Embassy is pleased to announce its 2023 EducationUSA Opportunity Funds Program (OFP) open to eligible applicants from all the states in Nigeria for a chance to study in the United States.
Thus, based on my experience and evaluation for over the years, I have come to understand that 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.
US Embassy EducationUSA Opportunity Funds Program
However, for the 12th 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).
Hence, the scholarship sponsors for this offer are US Embassy/Coca-Cola Nigeria Limited and of course the scholarship type is Fully Funded Scholarships.
It might also interest you to know that the host Institution for this offer is higher institutions in USA, which might be all of them of some selected ones.
Thus, let me also bring it to your notice that the scholarship Worth for this offer is basically Full funding offer, which means that its gonna last till the end of your studies.
Also, the study Level for the offer is specifically undergraduate and Postgraduate basically for Nigerian students who have met all the necessary requirements.
Moreover, note that the number of awards is not specified, which means that they can take as much as they can.
Description of US Embassy EducationUSA Opportunity Funds Program
The EducationUSA Opportunity Funds Program (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.
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.
OFP expects a sincere commitment from the students to give their energy and time to the program so that they may achieve their dreams of study in the United States.
Eligibility Requirements for US Embassy EducationUSA Opportunity
below are the necessary requirements for this great offer, so all you have to do is to read line to line and understand to be sure to be selected.
- Complete Application Form
- Academic Results:
Undergraduate Applicants– Attach a copyof 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.
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)
Selection processes and Criteria
The selection of finalists for EducationUSA Opportunity Funds Program (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
NOTICE: 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.
Method or processes of Application
Interested applicants for the US Embassy EducationUSA Opportunity Funds Program are to apply on the Opportunity Funds Applications website.
Finally, please for everyone that have read all the requirements and criteria and wants to proceed to apply, should not forget to apply using the below listed website.
in as much as you are Nigerian and willing to study in the united states, all you have to do is to follow all the instruction given in this post or article and everything will just be fine.