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2018/2019 US Embassy Scholarship For African Students In USA Universities

The United States Embassy Awards, a cornerstone of the US Government’s development assistance program for International Students, provide access for both Undergraduate and postgraduate education, training and professional development opportunities for suitably qualified International Students from eligible countries. On their return to the workplace, US Embassy Awards Alumni are expected to contribute actively to development in their home countries.

Offered annually?  Yes

To be taken at:  United States Universities.

Offered Since:  1980

About the scholarship

  • Academic development funding – from $500 to $2,000, dependent on the length of your course, to attend conferences and courses.
  • Family allowance – up to $10,120 for a first child and up to $4,320 for a second child (2016-17 rate). No funding is provided for a partner.
  • Fieldwork – you may apply to keep up to your normal maintenance allowance while on fieldwork as part of your Ph.D. (the Trust does not fund other field work costs as these should be funded by the University Composition Fee).
  • Hardship funding – for unforeseen difficulties
  • Maternity/Paternity funding – should you require it, you may apply to intermit your studies for up to 6 months and continue to receive your maintenance allowance during this time Some fourth year funding for Ph.D. Scholars may be provided

Eligibility for the Scholarship

  • Being a citizen of an International Country
  • Excelling academically
  • Come from an economically disadvantaged background
  • Having demonstrated the will to give back to your community, country, or continent
  • Having expressed the desire and intention to return to your home country after completing your studies.

This scholarship is for both undergraduate and postgraduate students, all applications must be submitted online in the university on or before 21st August, 2018.

Priority Fields (varies by African country)

  • Agriculture/Food Security
  • Education
  • Health Public Policy (including public sector management, public sector reform, trade, international diplomacy)
  • Environmental Management Natural Resource Management (including mining-related subjects)
  • Technical and Vocational Education & Training (available for Short Courses only)
  • Energy (including Natural Gas and Oil Technology)
  • Infrastructure
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Transport (including Ports, Roads and Airports Management)

Number of Scholarships: Up to 10,000

Value of Scholarships: This is a Full government sponsored scholarship

Duration of Scholarship: For the duration of the programme Select your country of origin. Follow the specific instruction on the page.

Sponsors: US Embassy Awards , an initiative of the United States Government.

Undergraduate Applicants:

  • Attach a copy of your WAEC “O” Level results (from WAEC website), if applicable or available.
  • Request a complete a letter of recommendation form from your School authority, attesting to your character, talent and skills.
  • Please do not include a basic testimonial that does not talk about you as an individual, if available.
  • Send a scanned copy of your transcript from JS1 to SS3 including your mock and first term results, if possible or available.

Graduate Applicants:

  • Attach a copy of your Final year results and degree results (if available)
  • Provide the details of a lecturer, professor, or Head of Department (HOD) that we can contact to find out more about you.
  • Send a scanned copy of your transcripts that shows your GPA
  • Application Deadline: August 21st, 2018.

How to Apply:

Apply online through the application website provided below here

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