Thursday, May 15, 2014

U.S. Scholarships for Nigerian Students

By Mirae Baik

Are you shocked when you see the cost of studying abroad in the U.S.? At first, it may seem impossible, but you should also know that there are many scholarships for international students. We want you to pursue your dreams of furthering your education and have listed some great scholarships below. Be informed of your options and leave us a comment if you have more advice for other students.

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In the United States, there are over 4,000 colleges and universities. This means that there are a variety of options for you to choose from. Studying abroad in the U.S. can be an affordable option if you spend some time doing your research. For reliable scholarship databases, check the U.S. Embassy website for Nigeria and also the International Institute of Education. Also, there are many scholarships specific to the field of study you are pursuing. Make sure to search for these. 

For your convenience, we’ve listed some scholarships here, but we recommend that you do your own search online as well.

Outside of these sources, remember that you can find more scholarships through the institution you are applying to, foundation, corporations, and many more. Click on the links below for scholarships Nigerian students would be eligible for.

  1. Fulbright Foreign Student Program
  2. Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program (FLTA)
  3. Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowships Program
  4. Young African Leaders Initiative
  5. Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund
  6. Rotary Peace Fellowships
  7. American Association of University Women International Fellowship
  8. Bonnie Hyland Umeh Excellence in Leadership Scholarship
  9. Texas A&M International University Graduate Fellowships (MBA)
  10. University of Central Missouri Olaiya Foundation Scholarship
I hope this was helpful and please feel free to share our infographic. If you are aware of other scholarships for Nigerian students that we did not list, please leave us a comment below.

Mirae Baik is a Research Associate of the Research and Advisory Services team for World Education Services in New York. She manages WES Advisor, an initiative to help prospective international students find free and reliable information about studying abroad in the U.S. When not helping students, she likes to cross oceans and relax with a great fiction novel.


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