The Jim Ovia Foundation Leaders Scholarship (JOFLS) is a partnership between the Jim Ovia Foundation and the Africa-America Institute that will have a long-term impact in creating a better and brighter future for young Africans. The (JOFLS) is by the generous donation of a $2 million pledge by Mr. Jim Ovia, Founder/Chairman of the Jim Ovia Foundation. Through University partners, the Jim Ovia Foundation Leaders Scholarship will provide comprehensive scholarships to the selected high-achieving students from under-resourced backgrounds, a full education that will provide them with the necessary skills for a dynamic and innovation-driven career.
This scholarship is made possible through the generous philanthropy of the Jim Ovia Foundation and is currently offered through
- Ashesi University in Ghana and,
- Covenant University in Nigeria
The Jim Ovia Foundation Leaders Scholarship will offer 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 counseling 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 connected to this network for potential opportunities, mentorship and the ability to collectively continue towards developing the continent.
Students must 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
To be considered for the Jim Ovia Foundation Leaders Scholarship at Ashesi University, students must complete the application process, including submission of a General Scholarship Form, as detailed on http://www.ashesi.edu.gh/admissions/how-to-apply.html
To be considered for the Jim Ovia Foundation Leaders Scholarship at Covenant University, students must complete the application process for admission at the following link: http://covenantuniversity.edu.ng/