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Jim Ovia Scholarship For Nigerian Students 2016

The Jim Ovia Scholarship was founded and funded by Mr. Jim Ovia since 1998, to provide financial aid to outstanding Nigeria youths. The scholarship was previously known as the MUSTE scholarship. The awardees are given funding for undergraduate study for the duration of the undergraduate program. The award includes tuition and maintenance allowance. The scheme offers an average of 100 opportunities every year. The Financial records show that as at October 2010, Mr. Ovia has invested 100 Million Naira in the program on 1500 beneficiaries.

Applications are invited for:

Jim Ovia Scholarship For Nigerian Student 2016

Location: Nigeria


  • To promote access to tertiary education
  • To invest in the future leaders of Nigeria
  • To provide a platform that encourages competitiveness and promotes equal opportunities in workplace
  • To bridge the knowledge gap among Nigerian Youth

Eligibility and Criteria

  • The scholarship is open to all potential students of Nigerian citizenship.
  • One hundred (100) awardees are selected each year from a pool of eligible applicants.
  • 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.

Jim Ovia Scholarship Application Guide

New and Renewing Applicants

  • Completed online application
  • Valid Government ID (e.g. International passport, Voter’s Card, National ID or Driver’s License) Please note that a certificate of origin or birth certificate will not be accepted as a valid form of ID. The only exception will be for minors below the age of 18 years who are unable to apply for a government ID. In which case, a birth certificate will be accepted in lieu of a government ID for such minors.
  • An official original letter (not photocopied) letter from your school/Head of Department stating the following:
    • Your full-name
    • Course Title
    • Department of Study
    • CGPA
    • Gender
    • Matriculation number

Newly matriculated who have not yet received a matriculation number or school ID must provide a provisional admission letter to their institution of study.

  • Original Secondary School Certificate (WAEC or NECO)
  • Original JAMB certificate
  • A valid student ID for your host institution (University/College)
  • A passport photograph

Application Closing Date
Not Specified. 

Method of Application 
Interested and qualified candidates should

Click here to apply online

Click here for more Information 


  • When the page opens Click on ‘LOG IN’ or ‘REGISTER NOW’ at top right hand corner of the homepage. Create a new account or login with your existing credentials if you already have a Jim Ovia Scholar Account.
  • Between September 15 and November 15 when the scholarship application form becomes available, you can begin your application. Ensure to fill out all the data completely and accurately on your application.

Posted by Jim Ovia Foundation / Posted 3 years ago

4 Comment(s)

eze frank | 3 years ago

hi good morning I have a few questions concerning the jovia scholarship. .. 1: according to the post where it said that FORMS will be made available from September to November.... does it mean that the deadline will not be drawn/decided to be a date before that time.. 2: Does it require us to buy any form to apply for the scholarship.....? Thanks.

Grace Abikoye | 3 years ago

Are high school graduates who are yet to be admitted into the University and who are of great intelligence, have great leadership skill and strong desires to create a positive change in Nigeria eligible to apply?

Eze frank | 3 years ago

hello good evening, I have two questions to ask concerning the jim ovia scholarship, they are as follows... 1: the post I read this morning stated that the application form will be available as at 15th of September to 15th of November. .... does it mean that the deadline will not be drawn/decided before that period of time ? 2: As an interested student for the jim ovia scholarship, do I have to buy or pay for the application form, if yes, how much does it cost ? Thanks..

echi clifford | 3 years ago

Sir! Please I must appreciate what your company is doing, by helping finiancial challenge nigeria studentS. Expecially at this hardtimes.but sir what is my faith for this one? Because I remember using my feeding money to register for this 2016 agbami scholarship,and I stay hungry for days but was not shortlisted.and it pains after giving so much and acheiving nothing at the end of the day.well no problems tanx.

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