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Updated: Jim Ovia Foundation Leaders Scholarship for Undergraduate African Students to Study at Covenant University 2018/2019

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.

Application Deadline: 15th July 2018

Eligible Countries: African countries

To Be Taken At (Country): Nigeria

About the Award: The granting institution is the Jim Ovia Foundation Leaders Scholarship Fund (“JOFLSF”). 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.

Type: Undergraduate


  • 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

Number of Awards: 10 (three of the ten recipients will be international students from other African countries).

Value of Award: The Jim Ovia Foundation Leaders Scholarship award is an all-expense paid education, based on demonstrated need, academic merit and availability of funds. The Scholarships is full to cover specifi­c items including tuition, accommodation, transportation, books, laptops and feeding

Duration of Program: 4 years

How to Apply: 

  • The application process is currently open. To find out more information on how to apply, please visit the following link at www.aaionline.org

Visit the Program Webpage for Details

Award Providers: Jim Ovia Foundation, Africa-America Institute

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