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2018 JIM OVIA Foundation Leaders Scholarships (JOFLS) Application

Date Posted: 05/May/2018

The Jim Ovia Foundation Leaders Scholarship (JOFLS) is a definitive partnership between the Jim Ovia Foundation and AAI that will have a long-term impact in creating a better and brighter future for young Africans. The JOFLS is funded by the generous donation of $2 million pledged by Mr. Jim Ovia, Founder/Chairman of the Jim Ovia Foundation, on behalf of the Foundation during AAI’s 33rd Annual Awards Gala in September 2017. 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

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

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

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://admission.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/scholarship







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