The Jim Ovia Foundation Leaders Scholarship is a partnership between the Jim Ovia Foundation and the Africa-America Institute, to educate young Africans to lead the continent. Through our University partners, the Jim Ovia Foundation Leaders Scholarship will provide comprehensive scholarships to select high achieving students, from under resourced backgrounds, a full education that will provide them with the necessary skills for a dynamic and innovation-driven career.
This scholarship is made possible through the generous philanthropy of the Jim Ovia Foundation and is currently offered through Ashesi University in Ghana and Covenant University in Nigeria.
About the Award: The granting institution is the Jim Ovia Foundation Leaders Scholarship Fund (“JOFLSF”). The JOFLSF provided the AAI with a gift of Two Million-Dollars (USD) to finance four-year degree programs for high-achieving African students to attend world-class educational institutions around the globe. From this 2-million-dollar pool, Covenant will receive 276,000 dollars for ten students.
Application Deadline: Contact University for Details
Number of Awards: 10 (three of the ten recipients will be international students from other African countries).
Value of Award: Qualified African students from under-resourced communities will receive full tuition to cover their undergraduate degree, accommodation, mentoring support, books, and student travel.
Duration of Program: 4 years
The Jim Ovia Foundation Leaders Scholarship will provide the following benefits:
- Comprehensive Scholarships: the Jim Ovia Foundation Leaders Scholarship will provide tuition, room and board for undergraduate study.
- Career Support and Opportunities: Scholarship recipients will receive career counseling and support while still students and also after graduation.
- AAI Global Alumni Network: Recipients of the Jim Ovia Foundation Leaders Scholarship will graduate into one of the most prestigious alumni networks. AAI Alumni include prominent leaders in many sectors around Africa and the Globe and includes two sitting Presidents. Scholarship recipients will be connected to this network for potential opportunities, mentorship and the ability to collectively continue towards developing the continent.
Students must also meet the following requirements:
- Must be a citizen of an African country, residing in Africa
- Exhibit strong academic record and penchant for high-achievement
- Demonstrate a Financial Need
- Present an active record of youth leadership within his/her community
How to apply
(1) To be considered for the Jim Ovia Foundation Leaders Scholarship at Ashesi University, students must complete the application process, including submission of a General Scholarship Form, as detailed on http://www.ashesi.edu.gh/admissions/how-to-apply.html
(2) To be considered for the Jim Ovia Foundation Leaders Scholarship at Covenant University, students must complete the application process for admission at the following link: http://covenantuniversity.edu.ng/