Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Scholarship for Nigerians at Jim Ovia Foundation (2017)


The Jim Ovia Scholars Program was founded since 1998. It is fully funded by Mr. Jim Ovia to provide financial aid to outstanding Nigeria youths. The scholarship was previously known as the MUSTE scholarship. Eligible awardees are supported for their undergraduate and graduate study for the duration of their program and includes tuition and maintenance allowances.  Since October 2010, Mr. Ovia has invested over 100 Million Naira in the program to support 1500 beneficiaries and counting.

Title: Scholarship for Nigerians at Jim Ovia Foundation (2017)

Description
  • This program aims to support academically qualified, yet economically disadvantaged, youths in Nigeria who will contribute to the transformation of the future of the country.
  • The scheme offers an average of 100 opportunities each year for new applicants while renewing applicants are supported annually, conditional on meeting all eligible requirements of the scholarship.
Qualification
  • Scholarships are awarded on the basis of personal intellectual ability, leadership capability and a desire to contribute to society at large to improve the lives of others.
Eligibility
  • Nigerian students are eligible to apply for these scholarships.
  • Scholarships are available for pursuing Undergraduate and Graduate programme.
How to Apply
  1. The mode of application is online. 
  2. The following documents are required to submit a full application for a New or Renewal Scholarship Award. 
  3. Please note that all scanned copies must be of the original document, photocopied scans will not be accepted.
New Applicant’s documentation
  1. Completed online application
  2. Valid Government ID (e.g. International passport, Voter’s Card, National ID or Driver’s License)
  3. Please note that a certificate of origin or birth certificate will not be accepted as a valid form of ID. The only exception will be for minors below the age of 18 years who are unable to apply for a government ID. In which case, a birth certificate will be accepted in lieu of a government ID for such minors.
An official original letter (not photocopied) letter from your school/Head of Department stating the following:
  • Your full name
  • Course Title
  • Department of Study
  • CGPA
  • Gender
  • Matriculation number
Or

Newly matriculated who have not yet received a matriculation number or school ID must provide a provisional admission letter to their institution of study.
  • Original Secondary School Certificate (WAEC or NECO)
  • Original JAMB certificate
  • A valid student ID for your host institution (University/College)
  • A passport photograph
  • Renewing Applicant’s documentation:
  • Completed online application
  • Valid Government ID (e.g. International passport, Voter’s Card, National ID or Driver’s License)
NOTE
  1. A certificate of origin or birth certificate will not be accepted as a valid form of ID. 
  2. The only exception will be for minors below the age of 18 years who are unable to apply for a government ID. In which case, a birth certificate will be accepted in lieu of a government ID for such minors.
An official original letter (not photocopied) letter from your school/Head of Department stating the following:
  • Your full name
  • Course Title
  • Department of Study
  • CGPA
  • Gender
  • Matriculation number
  • A valid student ID for your host institution (University/College)
  • A passport photograph
Closing Date
  • The deadline for the current application cycle is September 15 to November 15 every year.


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