2023/2024 US Embassy EducationUSA Opportunity Funds Program (OFP) For SS3 Students

The US Embassy is happy to announce its 2023–2024 EducationUSA Opportunity Funds Program (OFP), which is open to qualified candidates from all of Nigeria’s states for the chance to attend college in the US.

In Nigeria, there are lots of smart and hardworking low-income students who just need access to information and money to improve their chances of completing their education. The United States Embassy in Nigeria is looking for low-income students in Nigeria who are academically capable and highly motivated to enroll in the EducationUSA Opportunity Grants Program (OFP) for the 12th consecutive year .

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Complete the 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 ApplicantsProvide 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).

Selection Criteria

With the restricted funds, the selection of finalists for the EducationUSA Opportunity Funds Program (OFP) is extremely competitive. We seek candidates with the following:

  • 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 enrolled in university are ineligible to apply.

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