Jim Ovia Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship 2023 for Nigerian Students

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Last Updated on September 18, 2023

Jim Ovia Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship 2023

The Jim Ovia Foundation Scholarship Program has been awarding full scholarships to Nigerian students 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. 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.

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 Foundation Scholarship, 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.

Aim and Benefits of Jim Ovia Foundation Scholarship Program

Successful awardees of the 2023 Jim Ovia Foundation Scholarship will receive full support throughout the period of their undergraduate study covering;

  • Tuition fees
  • Accommodation
  • Living stipends worth N150,000.00

Requirements for Jim Ovia Foundation Scholarship Program Qualification

To be eligible for the Jim Ovia Foundation Scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be a citizen of Nigeria
  • Be currently or potentially enrolled in an accredited tertiary institution in Nigeria.
  • Have demonstrated academic excellence and leadership prowess
  • Be passionate about contributing to the society
  • 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.

Documents Required for Application

You will be submitting the following while applying for the 2023 Jim Ovia Foundation Scholarship;

  • Completed application form (Personal Details)
  • Valid Government-issued ID Card
  • An official original letter (not photocopied) letter from your school/Head of Department stating the following:
    • Your full name
    • Course Title
    • Department of Study
    • CGPA
    • Gender
    • 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.
  • A valid student ID from your host institution (University/College)
  • A clear passport photograph
  • Original WAEC/NECO result
  • Original JAMB result

Application Deadline: October 17, 2023

How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Jim Ovia Foundation (JOF) on www.jimoviafoundation.org to apply

  • 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 this case, a birth certificate will be accepted in lieu of a government ID for such minors.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • There are no fees required to submit a Jim Ovia Foundation Scholarship application fee
  • Your application will not be reviewed until all required documents are submitted.
  • Applicants may track their status online by logging into their online MUSTE account.
  • Applicants should also watch for any email messages from the Jim Ovia Foundation regarding their application and its processing.
  • Applicants who submit False or Forged documents will be blacklisted and unable to apply for future awards.
  • Shortlisted applicants will be notified by email. Applicants should be alerted to these messages. Be sure to add both enquiry@jimoviafoundation.org.ng and contact@jimoviafoundation.org.ng to your safe sender’s list.
  • Ensure all details are correct and all documents ready before submitting your form. Kindly note that you will not be able to edit any submitted form.
  • Submitting a wrong document automatically disqualifies the applicant.
  • Providing any forged document or false information will lead to the applicant being blacklisted from applying in the future.

For more details, visit Jim Ovia Foundation website


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