The Jim Ovia Scholars Program was founded since 1998. It is fully funded by Mr. Jim Ovia to provide financial aid to outstanding Nigeria youths and applications are currently being received from young Nigerian students
The scholarship was previously known as the MUSTE 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 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.
About Jim Ovia Foundation (JOF)
Through our various programmes, the Jim Ovia Foundation aims to equip the future of our nation by increasing the knowledge base and skills of our youths with education and Information Communication Technology (ICT). To date, the Jim Ovia Foundation has supported over 1,500 college students and entrepreneurs with over One billion Naira in educational and entrepreneurial grants through nationally recognized programmes- the Jim Ovia Scholarship, Jim Ovia ICT Entrepreneurs Program and most recently, the Jim Ovia Foundation Leaders Scholarship (JOFLS) Fund (in partnership with Africa America Institution.
Aim and Benefits of Jim Ovia Undergraduate Scholarship
Eligble awardees are supported for their undergraduate study for the duration of their program and includes tuition and maintenance allowances. 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.
Requirements for Jim Ovia Undergraduate Scholarship Qualification
To be eligible for Jim Ovia Scholars Program for Nigerian Students, applicants are expected to meet the following conditions:
- The scholarship is open to all potential students of Nigerian citizens in a Nigerian institution.
- 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.