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EducationUSA Opportunity Funds Program (OFP) 2019| Application Form and How to Apply

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

The United States Embassy, Nigeria are looking for academically qualified and highly motivated, low-income students in Nigeria to join the EducationUSA Opportunity Funds Program (OFP).

Opportunity Funds Program (OFP) finances the cost of the application process, which includes registration fees for required standardized examinations and also provide free membership to the U.S. EducationUSA Advising Center for its participants.

Who can apply for the EducationUSA Opportunity Funds Program (2019)?

Applicants are welcome from all the states in Nigeria. However, students must be able to reach U.S. Embassy & Consulate in Nigeria offices in Abuja or Lagos on a monthly basis during the program for full participation.

SELECTION CRITERIA

The selection of finalists for OFP is highly competitive, given limited funding. The program 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 Funds Program (OFP) 2019/2020

All interested persons can apply using the link provided in this post. We will like you to know that the OFP is for two main categories of applicants

  • Undergraduate applicants
  • Graduate applicants

Click on EducationUSA Opportunity Funds Program (OFP) 2019/2020 Application Form to apply

Closing Date for EducationUSA Opportunity Funds Program (OFP) 2019/2020 Application

The application portal would be closed on the 31st of May, 2019. Note that the portal was recently opened on the 15th of April, 2019.

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