In the second half of 2019, an altruistic Nigerian man in diaspora made a post on his Facebook Wall; he wanted to sponsor three (3) ambitious young graduates by paying for their GRE fees.
Many like-minded Nigerians Home & Abroad saw his post and reached out to him as they were also interested in contributing; this led to an increase in the number of beneficiaries. Just with the Facebook post, the initial three (3) beneficiaries increased to twenty (20) by December 2019, and seven (7) of these students were also sponsored for the TOEFL test.
As more altruistic Nigerians showed interest in joining the course, the Initiative – international Scholar Initiative (iSI) was established and registered in the USA in January 2020. The iSI Board of Trustees, Management Committee and Partners, were interested in sponsoring more candidates with a vision to mentor and empower young African students in fulfilling their dreams to pursue graduate studies in world-class foreign universities. Today, the Initiative has sponsored about fifty (50) candidates for GRE/GMAT, TOEFL, or a combination of both tests in 2020. i-Scholar Initiative has grown to ensure they help as many candidates as possible.
The 2021 iSI Scholarship Application will open in early Q1 2021. It is impressive to know the Initiative has identified that scholars may face challenges with paying their graduate school application fees after writing the Standardized tests. The Initiative will increase their support for ambitious young students by including payment of a pre-determined number of application fees.
Specifically, the value of the 2021 i-Scholar Initiative Scholarship will be the
- Payment of standardized tests (GRE/GMAT/MCAT and TOEFL) fees.
- Payment of a pre-determined number of graduate school application fees.
- End to end mentoring: scholars are assigned mentors
- Networking opportunities with various professionals
- Dedicated workshops and webinars
As a proactive Scholar, you should start putting together all the requirements to set you on track to win the i-Scholar Initiative Scholarship in 2021. Make it a case of ‘Opportunity meets Preparation.’
There will be an iSI Scholarship Application Information Session in the first week in January 2021. To better position yourself to win the Scholarship, don’t miss it!