December 22, 2015

Peace Corps Nigerian Girls Scholarship Program

PCNAF/ICEADA Nigerian Girls Scholarship Program

Course(s) Offered: Any field
Course Level: Secondary school
Country to Study in: Nigeria

Scholarship Description
The Peace Corps Nigeria Alumni Foundation (PCNAF) established its first scholarship program for Nigerian girls in 2003. The scholarship recipients were selected from each of the six regions of Nigeria, giving the program a well-rounded national scope.

The program targeted girls enrolled in the final level of junior secondary school (grade 9), and supported the scholarship winners for the full three years needed to complete their secondary school education.

Building upon the success of the inaugural program, PCNAF launched two new scholarship programs for female Nigerian students: the PCNAF's Nigerian Girls Scholarship Program for secondary school girls in northern Nigeria, and the Young Women's Scholarship Program for college students in the United States.

This scholarship article describes the Nigerian Girls Scholarship Program.

PCNAF is collaborating with the Kano-based Inclusive Community Education and Development Association (ICEADA) to implement the program.

Each scholar will be chosen on the basis of her academic record, financial need and service to her community.

Eligible groups
Needy girls entering senior secondary school in Kano and Katsina states of northern Nigeria

Participating Institutions
Any accredited secondary school in Kano and Katsina states

Number of awards
Not specified by providers

Sponsorship duration
Full three years needed to complete the senior secondary school education (i.e. until graduation)

Scholarship benefits
This program provides financial assistance to needy girls entering senior secondary school in Kano and Katsina states of northern Nigeria, where the number of girls out of school is extremely high. The program supports the scholarship recipients until they graduate.

Method of Application
If you fulfill the eligibility as on this page, then contact Scholarship Provider for more information via the address options under Contact below

This program has no specific deadline. It is an ongoing project.

With estimates of the literacy rate for women in Nigeria reaching above 50%, the disparity in basic education enrollment, retention and completion among girls in Nigeria represents a serious constraint to its development.

Educating girls is widely viewed as the most effective investment a developing country can make.

P.O. Box 18514
Washington, DC 20036-9998
Telephone: (703) 924-1474

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Application Deadline: Varies/Ongoing
Open to International students: No (ONLY Nigerians)

More Scholarship Information and Application

Related: PCNAF Young Women's Scholarship Program in the USA

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