The educationUSA Opportunity Fund Program (OFP) award for Nigerians 2021

Deadline: 31st May, 2021

The EducationUSA Opportunity Fund Program (OFP) is an initiative that aids talented and ascertained, low-income students that are good applicants for financial assistance from U.S. schools and colleges, however, they lack the funding to pay for their Admission and entry fees.

There are numerous gifted and determined, low-income students in Nigeria who just need funds and full access to quality Information to enhance their future. For its 12th year, the United States Embassy, Nigeria attempts to spot qualified and extremely motivated, low-income students in Nigeria with the EducationUSA Opportunity Funds Program (OFP).

The EducationUSA Opportunity Fund Program (OFP) works closely together with students during regularly scheduled seminars and meetings to aid them through the duration of the application process to procure scholarships and admissions to attend schools and colleges in the USA.

Applicants are welcome from all the states in Nigeria. However, students must be able to reach our offices in Abuja or Lagos on a monthly basis during the program for full participation. Participants will work with our EducationUSA Advisors from June 2020 – August 2021 to try to secure places and financial assistance to begin study in the U.S. in August 2021.

We are pleased to welcome Coca-Cola Nigeria Limited as the first corporate partner of the OFP in Nigeria. We believe that this partnership will endure and help to increase the reach and impact of the OFP.

The EducationUSA Opportunity Fund Program (OFP) Award Selection Criteria

The selection process for the OFP is highly competitive and due to limited funding the EducationUSA OFP is looking for applicants who possess the following below:

  • Strong academic record/ transcript
  • Robust participation in extracurricular activities
  • Involvement in leadership roles
  • Excellent community service participation
  • Financial Need


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 started a University education are NOT eligible to apply.

The EducationUSA Opportunity Fund Program (OFP) Award Requirements
  • Complete 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 Applicants: Provide 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. (you will see Essay topics in the form)
Application Procedures for the EducationUSA Opportunity Fund Program (OFP) Award

Interested candidates can apply from the links below:


  • Applications open 15th April and closes 31st of May 2021.
  • Entrance into this program is no gurantee of a scholarship or financial assistance to study in the U.S

For more information visit the official website of EducationUSA Opportunity Fund Program (OFP) Award for Nigerians 2021 or send an email to through the mail links below:

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