Jim Ovia Foundation Scholarship Application 2023

The Jim Ovia Scholars Program was founded in 1998. Mr. Jim Ovia fully funds it to provide financial aid to outstanding Nigerian youths.

The scholarship was previously known as the MUSTE scholarship.

Eligible awardees are supported for their undergraduate and graduate study for the duration of their program and include tuition and maintenance allowances.

The scheme offers an average of 100 opportunities each year for new applicants, while renewing applicants are supported annually, conditional on meeting all eligible scholarship requirements.

Since October 2010, Mr. Ovia has invested over 100 Million Naira in the program to support 1500 beneficiaries and counting.

Jim Ovia ScholarshipInformation
Scholarship Sponsor(s)Jim Ovia Foundation
Scholarship TypeTuition Fee
Awards100 Students
Host InstitutionNigerian Universities
Scholarship Worth₦150,000
Study Level100 – 500 Level & Postgraduate
Minimum CGPANot Specified
Application StartsDecember 2021
Application DeadlineJanuary 31, 2022
Exam DateNot yet out
Application WebsiteJim Ovia Scholarship Portal

Scholarship Goals

  • 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 the workplace
  • To bridge the knowledge gap among Nigerian Youth

Jim Ovia Scholarship Requirements

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.

a. Completed online application

b. 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 this case, a birth certificate will be accepted in lieu of a government ID for such minors.

c. 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.

d) Original Secondary School Certificate (WAEC or NECO)

e) Original JAMB result certificate

f) A valid student ID for your host institution (University/College)

g) A passport photograph

The scholarship selection committee will verify all submitted documents.

Applicants found to have submitted false information or unverifiable or forged documents will no longer be eligible to apply for the Jim Ovia Scholars Program.

Application Instructions

  • There are no fees required to file an application fee
  • Your application will not be reviewed until all required documents are submitted.
  • Application processing generally takes up to 12 weeks; please be patient and do NOT email or call customer service for this information.
  • Applicants may track their status online by logging into their online MUSTE account.
  • Applicants should also watch for any email messages from the Jim Ovia Foundation regarding their application and its processing.
  • Applicants who submit False or Forged documents will be blacklisted and unable to apply for future awards.
  • Application opens September 15 and Closes November 15, annually. Please plan accordingly to meet deadlines, as no applications will be accepted after the firm cut-off date given.
  • Shortlisted applicants will be notified by email. Applicants should be alerted to these messages. Be sure to add both [email protected] and [email protected] to your safe sender’s list.
  • Ensure to compile all required documents before you begin the application.

Jim Ovia Scholarship Application Process

Here are the application procedures for the Jim Ovia scholarship;

  1. Visit the Jim Ovia scholarship portal
  2. Enter your name and email address
  3. Select your date of birth
  4. Click on the CAPTCHA button
  5. Create new account
  6. Verify your email address
  7. Create new password
  8. Upload your passport
  9. Click on Save
  10. Visit your scholarship account
  11. Click on Apply Now

Scholarship Deadline

Application opens September 15 and Closes on November 15, annually. Please plan accordingly to meet deadlines as no applications will be accepted after the firm cut-off date given.

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