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Now Open! 100 Jim Ovia Scholars Program for Nigerian Students 2018

Are you an undergraduate or graduate student in a Nigerian University? You are eligible to apply for the Jim Ovia Scholarships, formerly The Mankind United to Support Total Education (MUSTE) Scholarship. Eligible awardees are supported for their undergraduate and graduate study for the duration of their program.

Application Deadline: 30th November 2017

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: Nigeria

To be taken at (university): Nigerian universities

Eligible Field of Study: All courses offered at Nigerian universities

About Scholarship: The Jim Ovia Scholarships 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. Since October 2010, Mr. Ovia has invested over 100 Million Naira in the program to support 1500 beneficiaries and counting.

In establishing the Jim Ovia Scholarships, Mr. Ovia hoped to create a network of future leaders within Nigeria who can compete globally with their peers, bring new ideas, creativity and are committed to improving the lives and circumstances of people in their respective communities.

Over time it is expected that the Jim Ovia Scholarship beneficiaries will become leaders in helping to address challenges related to health, technology, and finance, all areas in which the foundation is deeply engaged.

Offered Since: 1998

Type: undergraduate and graduate degrees

Eligibility

The scholarship is open to all potential students of Nigerian citizenship. One hundred (100) awardees are selected each year from a pool of eligible applicants.

Selection Criteria

Scholarships are awarded on the basis of personal intellectual ability, leadership capability and a desire to use their knowledge to contribute to society throughout Nigeria by providing service to their community and applying their talent and knowledge to improve the lives of others.

Number of Awards: 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

Value of Program: Scholarship covers tuition fee and maintenance allowances.

Duration of Program: for the period of the program

How to Apply: Apply here

It is important for interested applicants to visit the Application Guide for information on how to apply.

Visit Scholarship Webpage for details

Scholarship Provider: Jim Ovia Foundation

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