U.S. EMBASSY EDUCATIONUSA SCHOLARS PROGRAM – Applications Due Friday, June 2nd
U.S. Embassy Kampala seeks to identify 30 academically gifted Ugandan students to join the 2023 EducationUSA Scholars Program. The EducationUSA Scholars Program facilitates access to U.S. higher education through advising and mentoring during the application process. Please note THIS IS NOT A SCHOLARSHIP.
EducationUSA Scholars Program students will work with the EducationUSA office at the U.S Embassy as they navigate the admissions process for colleges and universities in the United States. Selected students will attend regular seminars that will assist them through the application process. Students will work with our educational advising staff over this year and the next year to try to secure admission and financial assistance to begin studies in the United States in August 2024.
Students will be selected based on academic records, essay writing, leadership skills and a virtual interview. Among the total 30 finalist candidates, 10 highly qualified, economically disadvantaged students will be selected to benefit from a sub-cohort called the Opportunity Fund Program.
The Opportunity Fund Program is part of the EducationUSA Scholars Program and supports academically talented but economically disadvantaged international students who are highly competitive for full financial aid but do not have the financial means to apply to universities in the United States. Students are assisted with the up-front costs of applying to U.S. colleges and universities, including application fees, standardized testing, internet data costs, visa fees, and international airfare. Opportunity Fund program only covers the costs associated with the application process to degree programs at accredited colleges and universities in the United States and offers no guarantee of acceptance or financial aid awards at U.S. institutions.
Opportunity Fund Program eligibility:
To be eligible for Opportunity funding in Uganda, a student must:
- Be a citizen of, or officially recognized refugee residing in Uganda;
- Demonstrate that a candidate and their family are not able to pay for the application process;
- Apply to Bachelor’s/Master’s/PhD programs at accredited higher education institutions in the United States in the fall of 2024;
- Apply for full financial aid
- For those applying for Bachelor’s, 18 points to 20 points in UACE is required
- A first degree is required for those applying for graduate studies
EducationUSA Scholars Program students who are not selected for the Opportunity Fund program should be prepared to pay for the costs of the university application process, which may include but is not limited to: registration fees for required SAT and TOEFL examinations; college application fees; and SEVIS/VISA fees.
HOW TO APPLY FOR THE EDUCATIONUSA SCHOLARS PROGRAM:
If you’re interested in being considered for the EducationUSA Scholars Program, please complete the online form.
You must fill out the form in one sitting, so we recommend preparing your answers using the pdf document attached and copy/pasting the responses into the form for faster submission.
You will also be required to upload a scanned copy of your S.4 certificate or pass slip, S.6 certificate of pass slip or an updated copy of your university transcript if you are a graduate student.
The 2023 U.S Embassy Uganda EducationUSA Scholars Program application Form can be found at: https://sites.google.com/view/educationusa-scholars-program/hom
Application deadline is Friday, June 2nd at 5:00pm EAT.