February 4, 2016

Nigeria: David Oyedepo Foundation Scholarship Program for Young Undergraduate African Students

David Oyedepo Foundation Scholarships

Course(s) Offered: All fields
Course Level: Undergraduate
Provider: David Oyedepo Foundation
Country to Study in: Nigeria

Scholarship Description
The David Oyedepo Foundation scholarship program is the major platform for promoting the vision and goals of the David Oyedepo Foundation, DOF.

The scholarship program awards scholarships to qualified individuals who are indigenes and residents of African countries, and have been offered admission to specific universities in Nigeria. The scholarship program can essentially be divided into 3 categories: 1). DOF Scholars; 2). DOF Leadership Scholars; and 3). DOF Farmers Scholars.

The DOF scholars program grants individuals the opportunity to acquire a first degree at top schools in the African continent. It grants individuals the opportunity to build up the leadership potentials that are so evidently lacking in the leaders of our today’s society, through the yearly programs and community development initiatives.

In order to apply for any of the three scholarship programs, you must:
  • Be a Citizen of an African Country
  • Resident of an African Nation
  • Between the ages of 18 and 25
Each scholarship awardee becomes a David Oyedepo Foundation Scholar (DOF scholar) and is expected to meet up with the requirements each year for maintaining the scholarship program.

Eligible groups
Citizens of ANY African country

Participating Institutions
Scholarship is available for pursuing undergraduate program at the following universities:
  • Covenant University, and 
  • Landmark University
Fields of study
Candidates can apply to their choice course of study. However, special consideration would be given to candidates whose courses fall under the following categories:
  • Agriculture and allied courses
  • Medicine
  • Para Medical science
  • Political science
  • Education and allied courses
Number of awards
Not specified

Sponsorship duration
All applicants are awarded full scholarship for the duration of their study, however a yearly review of scholarship is carried out every year to ensure candidate remains worthy of scholarship award.

Each scholarship awardees:
  • Must maintain a continuous standard of excellence as measured by the David Oyedepo Foundation
  • Carry out a yearly summer community project that fulfil the following criteria:
    • Must be focused on community development
    • Must be a community based project
    • Must engage a volunteer base of class and schoolmates
    • Must engage knowledge in current field of study
  • A video & document report of the project must be generated and submitted to the foundation at the end of every school year.
  • The school will be required to generate and send the foundation a semester by semester report of academic progress.
Scholarship benefits
The scholarship program covers all study and travel expenses for the duration of the course of study.

Method of Application
The DOF Scholars are between the ages of 18-25. They are either
  • Recipients of the university or secondary school scholarship programs, or
  • Fresh graduates who are applying for post graduate study scholarship
Application forms need to be filled in and submitted online. To apply, visit the David Oyedepo Foundation Scholarship Program Application Portal.

It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on this scholarship program.

Applications for the 2016/2017 academic session commences 12th January 2016. The deadline is Thursday March 31st 2016 at GMT +01.00.

Covenant University is located in Ota, Ogun State in Nigeria. It is a Private Christian University and a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities. In January 2015, it was ranked as the best university in Nigeria according to Webometrics.

Landmark University is located in Omu-Aran, Kwara State in Nigeria. It is a Private Christian University, and has colleges with state of the art facilities in place. Colleges include: College of Agricultural Sciences, College of Business and Social Sciences, and College of Science and Engineering.

Application Deadline: 31 March 2016
Open to International Applicants: No (ONLY Africans)

More Scholarship Information and Application

Related: Undergraduate Scholarships for Nigerian Students

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