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.
Value of Program: Scholarship covers tuition fee and maintenance allowances up to 150,000.
Application Deadline: 4th December 2019
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.
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
Duration of Program: for the period of the program
How to Apply: To apply, visit the scholarship application page.
Scholarship Provider: Jim Ovia Foundation