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How to find a scholarship to study outside of Nigeria?

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Ashley’s Answer

If you are interested in studying in the United States, here is the link to a video by a youtuber who is from Nigeria who studied in the US talking about different types of funding available to international graduate students:
She also has lots of other great content on her channel for international students (and just graduate students in general)!

In addition, the best way to find scholarships is by looking them up for the country you plan on going to school in. Consider including that you are an international student in your application -- this will make your application more interesting and help you stand out! In addition, don't shy away from small scholarships -- not as many people apply for them and so there is less competition for them, and some of them do not even get awarded because they are overlooked by applicants.

Hope this helps -- best of luck!

Thank you very much Chinonso E.

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Nailah’s Answer


There are sooo many resources online for obtaining scholarships, and the good thing about many of them is that they allow you to filter out various aspects that may or may not apply to you. This allows you to directly identify the perfect fit for you, your academic career thus far, and your academic plans in the future!

Some websites I suggest are:

- The U.S. Federal Government's scholarship search:

- Sallie Mae's scholarship search engine:

- Cappex/College Greenlight:

- Niche:

- Gates Millennium Scholars:

- Fast Web

- Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

- Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholars

(The following are for highschoolers)
- Posse Foundation: (Students must be nominated by school or community-based organization in 11th grade)

- Questbridge: (Applications for Questbridge’s College Prep Scholarship are due in 11th grade; applications for Questbridge’s National College Match are due in September of 12th grade)

Some great one time scholarships:
American Indian Graduate Center ($1,000-$10,000)
Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund ($2,500-$15,000)
AXA Achievement Scholarship ($10,000-$25,000)
Coca-Cola Scholars ($10,000-$20,000)
Davidson Fellows ($10,000, $25,000, or $50,000)
Dell Scholars ($20,000)
Hispanic Scholarship Fund ($1,000-$20,000)
Horatio Alger (up to $21,000)
United Negro College Fund ($2,500-$10,000)

Last but not least - if you have a prospective school in mind, familiarize yourself with their financial aid office staff! They can inform you of internal scholarship opportunities that may be a perfect fit, for you. :-)

Remember - persistence is key! Try to create a daily practice of searching and applying for the best fits, as expansively as possible!

Best of luck to you!
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Laury’s Answer

A good place to start would be look for schools that have global scholarship programs like Babson College. This school offers need-based scholarships to highly talented international students through their Global Scholars Program. The selected students receive four-year, full-tuition scholarships and could receive additional funds based on need, to help cover other expenses (room and board, books etc...)
I know a couple of African students who attended Babson through this program and they were very happy with the experience. I have included the link below where you can fill the application.

Good Luck!

Thank you very much Chinonso E.

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Judith’s Answer

You may go on the Fast Web site for information about this.