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EGBE OMO YORUBA of Delaware Valley (Association of Yoruba Descendants of Delaware Valley) hereby invites applications from qualified students for the Delaware Valley “Egbe Omo Yoruba Full Ride Scholarship Program.”

Egbe Omo Yoruba is a non-partisan, non-sectarian organization of Yoruba descendants in North America. It is an organization that has dedicated itself to the political, economic and social development of Yoruba people at home and in the Diaspora. It is also our goal to encourage excellence in the education of our young people.

The intention of our program is to award up to five (5) scholarships to students who have been admitted to universities and assist them with the payment of tuition and books for a period of no more than three (3) years to cover their undergraduate education. To qualify for this award, an applicant must meet the following requirements:

1. Be in the second academic session and above at an accredited institution in Nigeria;

2. Be in the first 10% in the field of study;

3. Submit a one page typed autobiographical essay stating goals, place of birth and state of origin;

4. Submit a 2-page typed essay on the role of Aare Ona Kakanfo in Yoruba land;

5. Submit two letters of recommendation from two professors, attesting to their identity, character, academic achievements and leadership qualities; and

6. Latest official academic transcripts (sealed).

Application Method:

In addition to the above, the following information should also be provided on a separate cover page detailing:

1. Full name (with last name underlined) and a recent passport photograph;
2. Name of institution currently attending;
3. Matriculation Number;
4. Course and year of study;
5. Latest cumulative Grade/Score;
6. Postal Address and/or E-mail address; and
7. Mobile phone number if available.

All required documents should be received by The General Secretary, Egbe Omo Yoruba of Delaware Valley, P. O. Box 34286, Philadelphia, PA 19101-4286 no later than January 31, 2018. Only completed and qualifying applications will be considered.

The General Secretary

Egbe Omo Yoruba of Delaware Valley

P. O. Box 34286

Philadelphia, PA 19101-4286