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US Embassy EducationUSA Opportunity Funds Program for Study in USA 2021/2022

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US Embassy EducationUSA Opportunity Funds Program for Study in USA 2021/2022.

This article takes a look at US Embassy EducationUSA Opportunity Funds Program 2021In this article, you will get to see and know more about the requirements, eligibility, infact every thing you need to know about the US Embassy EducationUSA Opportunity Funds Program 2021.

US Embassy EducationUSA Opportunity Funds Program

US Embassy EducationUSA Opportunity Funds Program

EducationUSA offers a multitude of programs for international students that U.S. higher education professionals can become involved with.

About the Program

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).

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. 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.

Applicants are welcome from all the states in Nigeria. However, students must be able to reach our offices in Abuja or Lagos on a monthly basis during the program for full participation. Participants will work with our EducationUSA Advisors from June 2021 – August 2022 to try to secure places and financial assistance to begin study in the U.S. in August 2021.

Eligibility/Selection Criteria US Embassy EducationUSA Opportunity Funds Program

Here are the complete selection criteria for the US Embassy EducationUSA Opportunity Funds Program for Study in USA 2021/2022.

The selection of finalists for 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

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.

US Embassy EducationUSA Opportunity Funds Program Requirements for Appication 2021

  • 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 ApplicantsRequest 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- The Complete Application Guide

Without much ado, long sentences and statements meant to stress, here are the tips to Apply successfully.

Guidelines for application:

Please complete this application form; return it together with the required documents listed at the end of the application form no later than May 31, 2021

Read directions carefully: It is essential that you attach to your application the documents listed below. Please do not send originals of certificates or reports as we cannot guarantee the return of any documents to unsuccessful candidates. Please send completed application and attachments together.

Attach to this application the following documents:

  • SS1 & 2 end-of year report and mock WAEC result or WAEC result (word or PDF files only)
  • WAEC Result (word or PDF files)
  • Other supporting documentation(word or PDF files only)

Attach to this application the following documents:

  • Copy of your university transcript-if available (word or PDF files only)
  • Copy of Statement of Result/Degree (word or PDF files)
  • Submit a detailed Curriculum Vitae(word or PDF files only)
  • Scanned copy of any supplementary certificates of achievement(word or PDF files only)
  • Copy of GRE result (Recommended for Engineering students) word or PDF files only

Interested applicants should click the link here to apply.

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