Educationist Shares Step-by-Step Guide On How Nigerians Can Secure scholarships in US, Canada

Educationist Shares Step-by-Step Guide On How Nigerians Can Secure scholarships in US, Canada

  • Nigerians who graduated with a 2:2, 3rd class and HND can secure fully-funded scholarships in the United States and Canada
  • An Education expert, Saheed Kolawole, shared a step-by-step guide to help Nigerian graduates achieve their dream
  • Kolawole said securing a scholarship with 2:2, 3rd class and HND be challenging, but it's not impossible. journalist Adekunle Dada has over 5-year-experience covering basic and tertiary education in Nigeria and worldwide

An Education expert, Saheed Kolawole, has given hope to Nigerians who graduated with a 2:2, 3rd class and HND about securing scholarships in the United States and Canada

Kolawole said securing a fully-funded scholarship with such levels of grades can be challenging, but it's not impossible.

Education expert shares step-by-step guide on how Nigerians can secure scholarships in US, Canada
Nigerians graduates can secure scholarship into US or Canada universities with a 2:2, 3rd class, HND Photo Credit: Eros Hoagland
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In a post shared via his X page (formerly known as Twitter) @temabef, he shared a step-by-step guide to help achieve the dream of studying abroad under a scholarship programme.

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Research and Choose Your Program

  • Target universities with strong international students and value diversity and experience over just grades.
  • Consider research-oriented programs, as they often have more funding available for research assistantships.

2. Strengthen Your Application:

  • Focus on your achievements and skills outside of your grades. Highlight relevant work experience, volunteer work, research projects, and any awards or recognitions you've received.

3. Scholarship Options

  • Research the scholarship opportunities available at your target universities.

4. Apply Early and Meet Deadlines

Start your application process early, as most scholarships have strict deadlines.

5. Seek Additional Support:

  • Connect with alumni from your target universities who have similar backgrounds. They can offer valuable insights and advice.

Some additional tips

  • Network with professors and researchers in your field. Building relationships with academics can open doors to research opportunities and scholarships.
  • Demonstrate your financial need. If you come from a disadvantaged background, be sure to highlight this in your application.
  • Don't give up! The application process can be competitive but don't get discouraged. Keep applying and eventually, you will find the right opportunity.

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US-based educationist lists 10 ways to secure scholarship abroad with low CGPA

Meanwhile, reported that a teaching assistant at the University of Iowa, Ugochukwu Madu, highlighted steps students who graduated with a low CPGA can take to improve their chances of securing a fully-funded scholarship abroad.

Madu said scholarships abroad are not meant for only first-class graduates, hence, there’s no need to write themselves off because they graduated with a low CGPA.

He explained that CGPA is just one out of many other requirements as some first-class graduates are still struggling to get scholarships because they have yet to get the other requirements right.

UK-based educationist lists 13 steps on how to secure Int'l scholarships also reported that an award-winning educationist, Collins Ezem, revealed the several steps involved in securing international scholarships for Nigerian students who are willing to further their studies abroad.

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Ezem said applying to multiple scholarships increases interested applicants' chances of success.

In an exclusive chat with, the United Kingdom-based scholarship consultant said persistence is key.


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Adekunle Dada (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Adekunle Dada is a journalist with over 5 years of working experience in the media. He has worked with PM News, The Sun and Within Nigeria before joining as a Politics/Current Affairs Editor. He holds a B.Sc. in Mass Communication from Lagos State University (LASU). He can be reached via

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