The EducationUSA office of the United States Embassy seeks to identify and recruit 20 Zimbabwean students from low-income families who score at least 13 points (out of 3 subjects) “A” level examinations to join the EducationUSA Opportunity Funds Program (OF). The program is open to all Zimbabwean students who intend to begin their undergraduate studies in the US in August 2021.
The Opportunity Fund program is an initiative by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs to make U.S. higher education more accessible to non-elite international students from low income backgrounds.
EducationUSA advisers in Harare, Gweru, Mutare and Bulawayo, through regularly scheduled training sessions, will assist students throughout the application process to secure admission and financial aid from universities in the United States. Specifically, the program will:
provide group and individual advising sessions with EducationUSA advisers,
finance all costs involved in the application process, including registration fees for required standardized examinations
provide assistance with preparing for required standardized examinations,
access to the U.S. Embassy Educational Advising Center and library resources.
Qualifications: Candidates should have a VERY strong academic record (mostly A’s at both “O” and “A” level); be actively involved in co-curricular and leadership activities; have a strong record of giving back to their community; and able to demonstrate financial need.
Please complete this application form and submit it together with the required documents listed at the end of the application form by Email or in person, to reach our offices on Friday, February 14, 2020
American Corner at NUST
55 Jason Moyo, at 4th & 5th Avenue
Gweru Memorial Library
8th Street, corner of Lobengula Avenue
United States Embassy
2 Lorraine Drive
Turner Memorial Library
Civic Center Complex, Mutare
Due to the high volume of applications expected, we will ONLY respond to those who are successfully selected to participate in the program.
ENTRANCE INTO THIS PROGRAM DOES NOT GUARANTEE ADMISSION OR FINANCIAL AID TO STUDY IN THE U.S. ONLY CANDIDATES WHO WROTE 2019 “A” LEVEL EXAMS ARE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY.
2020 EducationUSA Opportunity Program application deadline: Friday, February 14, 2020
The EducationUSA Opportunity Program application consists of four components, all of which must be fully completed in English. We will not evaluate applications that are incomplete.
Short Answer Questions
A complete application will include:
The complete application form, with your name on each page of the application form
Answer sheets to the short Answer questions (section C)
Answer sheets to the Personal Essay Prompt questions (section D)
Photocopy of “O” level certificate(s), “A” Level and/or SAT results (only if you have taken the test)
Photocopy of your high school reports and/or report book(s)
One teacher recommendation letter
All sections should be completed in English.