Jim Ovia Foundation Leaders Scholarship for Undergraduate Students



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Applications are currently ongoing for the Jim Ovia Foundation Leaders Scholarship. Undergraduate African Students are invited to apply to study at Covenant University and Ashesi University under scholarship.

Details and FAQs About the Jim Ovia Foundation Scholarship

The granting institution is the Jim Ovia Foundation Leaders Scholarship Fund (“JOFLSF”). The scholarship was formally known as the Mankind United To Support Total Education (MUSTE). The JOFLSF provided the AAI with a gift of Two Million-Dollars(USD) to finance four-year degree programs for high-achieving African students to attend world-class educational institutions around the globe. From this 2-million-dollar pool, Covenant will receive 276,000 dollars for ten students.

This year, both Covenant University in Nigeria and Ashesi University in Ghana were chosen by the executive leadership of the Jim Ovia Foundation.

The Jim Ovia Foundation in collaboration with the Africa-America Institute is offering the Jim Ovia Foundation Leaders Scholarship for Young African leaders to study at Covenant University and Ashesi University.

When is the application deadline?

Contact the university for details.

Which countries are eligible for the scholarship?

Students from African countries are eligible for this scholarship.

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In which host country will I be studying?

You will be studying in Nigeria or Ghana.

What is the category of this opportunity?

This scholarship falls under the undergraduate scholarships category.

What are the benefits of the award?

Qualified African students from under-resourced communities will receive full tuition to cover their undergraduate degree, accommodation, mentoring support, books, and student travel.

How do I know if I’m eligible for the scholarship?

To be eligible for the scholarship, you must

  • Be a citizen of an African country, residing in Africa
  • Exhibit strong academic record and penchant for high-achievement
  • Demonstrate a Financial Need
  • Present an active record of youth leadership within his/her community
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How many scholarship awards are available?

10 scholarships are available (three of the ten recipients will be international students from other African countries).

What is the duration of the scholarship award?

The duration of the scholarship is 4 years.

How to Apply for the Jim Ovia Foundation Scholarship

  • The application process is currently open. To find out more information on how to apply, please visit the following link at www.aaionline.org
  • Applications for the scholarship are now being accepted through the general admission link at Covenant University.  http://covenantuniversity.edu.ng/

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