The President of the United States, Donald Trump, yesterday approved the US Embassy Scholarship for Africans, knowing the fact that there are many determined and talented, low-income students in Africans who only require financial resources and access to information to better their educational future. For some years now, the United States Embassy, US seeks to identify academically qualified and highly motivated, low-income students in Africa to join the Education in USA.

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The United States Embassy is encouraging young leaders to apply for the 2018 US Embassy Scholarship, which opened from October 3 to November 10, 2017.

A statement issued by the Public Affairs Unit of the U.S Embassy on Thursday, said the application for the Scholarship would close at exactly on Friday, November 10, 2017.

The mission is to assist talented and determined, low-income students who are good candidates for financial assistance from U.S. colleges and universities but lack the financial resources to cover the up-front cost of obtaining admission.

The US Embassy will work closely through their representatives with students regularly scheduled meetings and seminars to assist them throughout the application process to secure admission and scholarships to attend colleges and universities in the United States. The cost for application process is sponsored, including registration fees for required standardized examinations and provides free membership to the U.S. Education.

Benefits

The University Composition Fee at the appropriate rate*

A maintenance allowance for a single student ($14,900 for 12 months at the 2017-18 rate; pro rata for courses shorter than 12 months)

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One economy single airfare at both the beginning and end of the course

Inbound visa costs & the cost of the Immigration Health Surcharge

About the scholarship

Academic development funding – from $500 to $2,000, dependent on the length of your course, to attend conferences and courses.

Family allowance – up to $10,120 for a first child and up to $4,320 for a second child (2016-17 rate). No funding is provided for a partner.

Fieldwork – you may apply to keep up to your normal maintenance allowance while on fieldwork as part of your Ph.D. (the Trust does not fund other field work costs as these should be funded by the University Composition Fee).

Hardship funding – for unforeseen difficulties

Maternity/Paternity funding – should you require it, you may apply to intermit your studies for up to 6 months and continue to receive your maintenance allowance during this time

Some fourth year funding for Ph.D. Scholars may be provided

Eligibility

A citizen of any country outside the United States

Applying to pursue one of the following full-time residential courses of study:

Ph.D. (three-year research-only degree)

MSc or MLitt (two-year research-only degree)

One year postgraduate course (e.g. MPhil, LLM, MASt, Diploma, MBA etc.)

Eligible Regions: Open for all (except citizens of United States)

Undergraduate Applicants:

Attach a copy of your WAEC “O” Level results (from WAEC website), if applicable or available.

Request a complete a letter of recommendation form from your School authority, attesting to your character, talent and skills. Please do not include a basic testimonial that does not talk about you as an individual, if available.

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Send a scanned copy of your transcript from JS1 to SS3 including your mock and first term results, if possible or available.

Graduate Applicants:

Attach a copy of your Final year results and degree results (if available)

Provide the details of a lecturer, professor, or Head of Department (HOD) that we can contact to find out more about you.

Send a scanned copy of your transcripts that shows your GPA

Application Deadline: November 10th, 2017.

How to Apply

Apply Online through the website

Note: Please send all documents to the mail provided with proper titles e.g. “Adele King Transcript”, “Adele King WAEC”

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