- UNITED STATES ACHIEVERS PROGRAM (USAP)
USAP students represent the best and brightest students of their nation. They aspire to broaden their horizons and share ideas and perspectives with a diverse array of people. USAP participants are selected for embodying all of the following four qualities:
• Academic excellence • Demonstrated leadership potential • Ethos of giving back to community • Economic disadvantage
USAP began in Zimbabwe in 1999 with the aim of providing access to higher education for determined, bright, low-income youth, thus producing highly-skilled and liberally-educated leaders for tomorrow’s Zimbabwe. More than a decade later, more than 200 Zimbabwean USAP students have excelled as students at America's top colleges and universities, and many are continuing graduate studies or are working all over the globe. There are now active USAP programs based at EducationUSA advising centers in 17 countries on 4 continents: Bangladesh, Brazil, Bulgaria, Colombia, Ecuador, Jamaica, Latvia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mongolia, Nigeria, Serbia, South Africa, Uganda, UK, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Mozambique and Ethiopia launched USAP programs in 2011. Several other countries are considering launching USAP programs in 2012.
confidence and bonding them as a supportive family who share similar backgrounds and will be facing similar challenges while studying in the US. In the US, USAP students run an active listserv, yearly conferences, a trust fund to support application and preparation costs of future USAP students, and provide intensive support for one another. USAP expects a commitment from students to give back of their energy and time to the "USAP family" and to their own communities at home and in school.
USAP provides many benefits to colleges and universities – pre-screened, well-rounded applicants, focused, committed and involved students, and economically-diverse international students.
USAP does not provide scholarships but help students secure funding into US colleges and Universities
Click link for official USAP Nigeria Website
The AU Emerging Global Leader Scholarship is targeted to high-achieving international students who wish to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in the US and who are dedicated to positive civic and social change. It is intended for students who will be to returning home to improve under-resourced, undeserved communities in his/her home country.
AU Emerging Global Leader Scholarship
Course of study:Any course of study offered in the university
University:American University, Washington DC.
The AU EGL scholarship covers all billable AU expenses (full tuition, room and board). The scholarship does not cover non-billable expenses such as mandatory health insurance, books, airline tickets and miscellaneous expenses (approximately US$4,000).
It is renewable for a total of four years of undergraduate study, based on continued satisfactory academic performance.
This scholarship is highly competitive. You must have a minimum 3.8 GPA equivalent and minimum 90 TOEFL or 6.5 IELTS English proficiency score in order to qualify for this scholarship. Only apply if you meet these criteria.
Applicants should submit the common application, EGL scholarship application, and AU supplement forms and apply before deadline.
Majority of funding for undergraduate and graduate studies in the US come directly from the school. Many schools offer one kind of scholarship or the other to international students. Need based aid or merit scholarship is awarded based on your merit (although need-based aid, especially for international students, has a correlation to merit as well). Merit-based aid does not depend on family income, and oftentimes is grant money (money that does not have to be repaid).
The following is a list of Need blind schools in the US
These universities claim to have met on the average a 100 per cent needs of admitted students. Intending applicants should visit university website because requirement vary with universities