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The U .S . Embassy in Nigeria has disclosed that over 110 Nigerian students would be beneficiaries of scholarships worth $5. 3million ( about N 2bn ) by more than 15 leading American universities , starting in Fall 2018 Academic Calendar.
Some of the schools that offered the scholarship included Stanford University , Dartmouth University , Duke University , Tufts University , Bowdoin College, University of Rochester , and George Mason University .
Others are Arizona State University , Drexel University , Alcorn State University , Howard University , New York University , and Whitworth University , among others.
According to NAN, the the scholarship , which would afford both rich and poor students to study in various universities of their choices in U .S. , was facilitated through Education USA Abuja .
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Education USA centres in Nigeria provide accurate , comprehensive and current guidance on accredited U .S . colleges and universities to highly qualified students from both rich and poor families .
Through its cohort and opportunity programmes , the centres’ advisors identify academically talented students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds and assist them in identifying appropriate U .S. institutions .
The advisors also advised them on how to strengthen their applications and provide guidance on accessing scholarship and financial aid.
According to the embassy, it is organising a pre- departure orientation for the departing students on Friday July 20.