The Jim Ovia Scholarship was founded and funded by Mr. Jim Ovia since 1998, to provide financial help to outstanding Nigerian youths. The scholarship was previously known as the MUSTE scholarship. The awardees are funded for undergraduate study for the duration of the undergraduate program. The award includes tuition and maintenance allowance. The scheme offers an average of 100 opportunities every year. The Financial records show that as at October 2010, Mr. Ovia has invested 100 Million Naira in the program on 1500 beneficiaries.
In establishing the Jim Ovia Scholarship, Mr. Ovia hoped to create a chain of future leaders within Nigeria who can compete world wide with their peers, bring new ideas and are committed to improving the lives and circumstances of people in their respective communities. 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. 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.
Jim Ovia Scholarship Goals.
- To promote access to tertiary education
- To invest in the future leaders of Nigeria
- To provide a platform that encourages competitiveness and promotes equal opportunities in workplace
- To bridge the knowledge gap among Nigerian Youth
Jim Ovia Scholarship Benefits.
Beneficiaries of the Jim Ovia scholarship receive an annual award of 150,000 Nigerian Naira, renewable for up to the entire duration of the beneficiary’s educational tenure. Take note that awards are not automatically renewed annually. Students who have previously been awarded the Jim Ovia Scholarship must fill-out a renewal application online to re-apply.
Incomplete or non-submission of the required documentation, unverifiable or forged documents will automatically disqualify you for the scholarship.
Jim Ovia Scholarship Eligibility and Criteria.
The scholarship is open to all undergraduate University students of Nigerian citizenship. One hundred (100) awardees are selected each year from a pool of eligible applicants. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of personal intellectual ability, leadership capability and a desire to contribute to society at large to improve the lives of others.
a) Completed online application
b) Valid Government ID (e.g. International passport, Voter’s Card, National ID or Driver’s License)
Please note that a certificate of origin or birth certificate will not be accepted as a valid form of ID. The only exception will be for minors below the age of 18 years who are unable to apply for a government ID. In which case, a birth certificate will be accepted in lieu of a government ID for such minors.
c) An official original letter (not photocopied) letter from your school/Head of Department stating the following:
- Your full-name
- Course Title
- Department of Study
- Matriculation number
- Newly matriculated who have not yet received a matriculation number or school ID must provide a provisional admission letter to their institution of study.
d) Original Secondary School Certificate (WAEC or NECO)
e) Original JAMB result certificate
f) A valid student ID for your host institution (University/College)
g) A passport photograph
How to Apply for Jim Ovia Scholarship.
Interested candidates who meet the criteria listed above should apply by clicking on the “Apply” button below: