PCNAF Young Women’s Scholarship Program Nigeria 2019/2020 and How To Apply

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PCNAF Young Women’s Scholarship Program Nigeria 2019…The Young Women’s Scholarship Program is for female Nigerian undergraduate college students in the metropolitan Washington, DC area.  It was created in an effort to help ease the financial burden of students with outstanding academic and leadership potential who are facing difficulties finding the money to stay in school because they have an international student visa.  These students are not allowed to seek outside employment to finance their education.  The program provides financial support to young women entering their junior or senior year at a participating college or university.

PCNAF Young Women’s Scholarship Program Nigeria 2018


The Peace Corps Nigeria Alumni Foundation (PCNAF) was founded in 2000 in the USA, Washington, DC area. PCNAF was formed by a small group of prior Peace Corps Volunteers with the mission to help reduce poverty in Nigeria, as well as to increase the economic growth of the country by way of programs that ensure access to quality education.

More than 10 million Nigerian youth (of primary school age) are denied access to basic education, of which most of them are girls. PCNAF believes that educating and empowering female is the key to Nigeria’s economic development.

About PCNAF Young Women’s Scholarship Program

PCNAF will be awarding 2 scholarships worth $2000 each (approximately 620,000 Nigerian Naira) to deserving female college students with Nigerian heritage. Students will completed their studies in Washington, DC metropolitan area.


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Please ensure that you meet these minimum entry criteria before applying:

  • Female college student
  • Of Nigerian heritage
  • Proven financial need
  • In possession of an international student visa (F1)
  • Enrolled in full time studies at a participating tertiary institution (listed below)
  • Starting junior or senior year at the university in 2018 OR completing community college and entering university full time in 2018
  • Achieved a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Strong desire to contribute to prosperity and development of Nigeria

Partner participating tertiary institutions:

  • Baltimore City Community College
  • Bowie State University
  • College of Southern Maryland
  • Community College of Baltimore County
  • Coppin State University
  • George Mason University
  • Montgomery College
  • Morgan State University
  • Northern Virginia Community College
  • Prince Georges Community College
  • Towson University
  • University of the District of Columbia
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Maryland Baltimore County


Download the Application Form Below;

Apply For Scholarship.

Attach the following items to your application:

  • Latest official academic transcript
  • Financial Aid Worksheet (page 6 of the application form)
  • International student visa (copy only)
  • Recommendation letter from a faculty member
  • Recommendation letter from someone outside of the educational institution who knows you in a professional or personal capacity
  • Answers to the 3 essay questions (page 4 and 5 of the application form) (max 150-200 words)

Complete application forms and supporting documentation must be mailed to:
Mr. Albert Hannans
Peace Corps Nigeria Alumni Foundation
c/o 10462 Kelso Court
Waldorf, MD 20603


For any queries, please contact:
The Peace Corps Nigeria Alumni Foundation (PCNAF)
Tel: 301-632-5895

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