JIM OVIA Foundation Leaders Scholarships for African Undergraduates 2018


Applications are currently invited for the JIM OVIA Foundation Leaders Scholarships for African Undergraduates 2018. The Scholarship is intended to create a sense, of hope to dreams of African Undergraduate students .

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.

This scholarship is made possible through the generous philanthropy of the Jim Ovia Foundation and is currently offered through Ashesi University in Ghana anCovenant University in Nigeria 

Through their partners, Jim Ovia Foundation Leaders Scholarship will provide comprehensive scholarships to select high achieving students, from under resource backgrounds, a full education that will provide them with the necessary skills for a dynamic and innovation-driven career.

What you need to know about the Jim Ovia Foundation Leaders Scholarship

Through our various programmes, the Jim Ovia Foundation aims to equip the future of our African community  by increasing the knowledge base and skills of our youths .the Jim Ovia Foundation has supported thousands of college students and entrepreneurs through provision accessible grants and scholarships.

Scholarship Type

Offer is available to pursue undergraduate programme.

Field of study:

Scholarships are to learn any of the courses in the university.

Scholarship Benefits:

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 counselling 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 connect to this network for potential opportunities, mentorship and the ability to collectively continue towards developing the continent.


Scholarship is to be taken at Ashesi University in Ghana and Covenant University in Nigeria

Ashesi University

Ashesi University

The mission of Ashesi University is to educate ethical, entrepreneurial leaders in Africa. Started in 2002, Ashesi is now recognised as one of the finest institutions of higher education in Africa, with an educational experience proven to prepare students for successful lives and careers.

The University is recognized for its excellent graduate placement, with almost 100% graduates receiving job offers, starting businesses or entering graduate school within six months of graduation. Ashesi’s graduates are considered as some of the most career-ready in Africa, and are ranked among the best educated in the world by employers.

In 2017, Ashesi was awarded the World Innovation Summit in Education Prize, one of the world’s biggest prizes in education, for its impact on higher education in Africa. In 2018, Ashesi was also awarded a Charter by the President of Ghana, granting it full independence as a nationally recognised degree-granting institution. It was the youngest university to have been granted a Presidential Charter in Ghana’s history, a rare accomplishment.

Ashesi offers a four-year bachelors programme grounded in a multidisciplinary core curriculum, featuring majors in Business Administration, Management Information Systems, Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Computer Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.

With an academic program designed in collaboration with some of the world’s best universities and organisations, Ashesi continues to shape an educational experience like no other in Africa.

Covenant University

Covenant University

Covenant University (CU) is located in Ota, Ogun State in Nigeria. It is a private Christian university, affiliated with Living Faith Church Worldwide and a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, Association of African Universities and National Universities Commission. Over the years, Covenant University has grown to be one of the leading universities from Nigeria based on annual rankings from various organizations, scholarly citations from reputable journals and JAMB statistics.

Covenant University academic programmes runs in four Colleges namely College of Business and Social Sciences (CBSS), College of Leadership Development Studies (CLDS), College of Engineering (COE) and College of Science and Technology (CST). School of Postgraduate Studies Covenant University runs postgraduate programmes in the entire courses listed above.

Its sports facilities are swimming pool, football pitch, lawn tennis, table tennis, basketball, volleyball courts, etc. Covenant University is also one of the affiliated universities of the Nigeria Private University Games Association.

Covenant University is a leading private institution in Nigeria based on number of prospective students/applicants that seeks to get admitted; Its admission requirements, cited scholarly journals and annual rankings. In January 2015, it was ranked as the best university in Nigeria according to Webometrics.

Scholarship Number :

Not Specified

Eligible Nationality:

The scholarship is open to all African students.

Who IS Eligible for The Jim Ovia Foundation Leaders Scholarship

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 the higher level by the University.

Application Deadline:

28th June 2018

Application Procedure: 

To qualify for the Jim Ovia Foundation Leaders Scholarship at Ashesi University, students must complete the application process, including submission of a General Scholarship Form and for Covenant University, students must complete the application process for admission.

You can begin the application by clicking on Scholarship Link

To access other opportunities, click Africa Scholarships


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