JIM OVIA Foundation Leaders Scholarships for African Undergraduates 2021

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JIM OVIA Foundation Leaders Scholarships for African Undergraduates 2021. In 2020, the Jim Ovia Foundation Leaders Scholarship for African Undergraduates 2020 (JOFLS) will be established as a long-term collaboration between the Jim Ovia Foundation, Nigeria, and the Africa America Institute (AAI) to assist young Africans in achieving a better future through higher education.

The award is intended to encourage hope in the ambitions of African undergraduate students by providing them with financial assistance.

About JIM OVIA Foundation – Who we are


Our mission is to invest in the Nigerian youths’ unlimited and untapped potential as the key to socioeconomic growth to enhance the standard of living of the society and increase human efficiency.


Our Vision is to equip the future of our nation through the paramount avenue of Education and Information and Communication Technology (ICT). Our long-term goal is to bridge the knowledge gap to enable our youths compete in a global economy and to incorporate ICT into the Nigerian education policy as a fourth science to ensure progressive and continuous learning.


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 ScholarshipJim Ovia ICT Entrepreneurs Program and most recently, the Jim Ovia Foundation Leaders Scholarship (JOFLS) Fund (in partnership with Africa America Institute (AAI) which is worth Two million Dollars.

Our beneficiaries excel academically in their service to their communities. Infact, most Jim Ovia Foundation beneficiaries have overcome tremendous challenges to pursue their dreams to excel. Secondary school graduates, University students and aspiring ICT Entrepreneurs who meet the eligibility requirements may apply for support to the various applicable Jim Ovia Foundation programmes.

Eligible Nationality

The scholarship is open to all African students residing in any African country.

However, only 35 applicants will be selected with twenty-Five percent of them being Nigerians.

Scholarship Advantage

Generally, the Jim Ovia Foundation Leaders Scholars will receive the following benefits:

  1. Comprehensive Scholarships: the Jim Ovia Foundation Leaders Scholarship will provide tuition, room, and board for undergraduate study.
  2. Career Support and Opportunities: Scholarship recipients will receive career counseling and support while still students and also after graduation.
  3. 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.

Eligibility and Requirements for JIM OVIA Foundation Leaders Scholarships for African Undergraduates 2021

As stated earlier, these 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.

However, 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
  • Applicants whose first language is not English are to provide evidence of proficiency in English at a higher level by the University.

How To Apply for JIM OVIA Foundation Leaders Scholarships for African Undergraduates 2021

To apply for the Jim Ovia Foundation Scholarship, applicants should visit https://www.aaionline.org/what-we-do/jim-ovia-foundation-leadership-scholarship/

Application Deadline:

Unfortunately, the scholarship is not ongoing. However, we shall keep you informed on the new date.

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