Applications are now open for the EducationUSA Opportunity Funds Programme. Through regular meetings and seminars, this programme, funded by the United States Mission to South Africa, supports talented and determined learners and students from low-income backgrounds, to apply for scholarships and admission to colleges and universities in the United States.
The EducationUSA Opportunity Funds Programme for undergraduate studies is open to current matriculants and gap year students only. The programme finances the cost of the application process, including registration fees for the required standardised examinations. South African citizens or permanent residents with a strong academic record, robust participation in extracurricular activities, involvement in leadership roles, and an excellent community service record are encouraged to apply.
Students who wish to pursue postgraduate studies in the United States are requested to complete the graduate application form.
Successful applicants will work with a team of EducationUSA Advisers from July 2020 to August 2021 to try to secure places and financial assistance to begin study in the US in August 2021. Participants must have access to the internet on a bi-weekly basis during the programme for full participation.
Entrance into the EducationUSA Opportunity Fund Programme does not guarantee a scholarship or financial assistance to study in the United States but over the last eight years the dedicated EducationUSA team has helped more than 200 South African students make their dream of studying in the United States come true.
For more information and to apply, please visit za.usembassy.gov/education-culture/educational-advising. Applications close on 15 June 2020.