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U.S. Mission to South Africa announces EducationUSA Opportunity Funds Program

U.S. Mission to South Africa announces EducationUSA Opportunity Funds Program


The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Consulate in Cape Town of the U.S. Department of State announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out a project focused on promoting U.S. higher education opportunities for high-achieving, financially disadvantaged South African students.

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This project supports the U.S. Mission to South Africa’s 2020/2021 EducationUSA Opportunity Funds Program, which assists highly qualified students who wish to pursue an undergraduate or postgraduate degree program at an accredited post-secondary institution in the United States, and who are likely to be awarded full financial aid from such U.S. colleges and universities, but lack the financial resources to cover the up-front costs. U.S. Government-sponsored Opportunity Funds provide qualified students with financial support for the costs of required standardized admission tests, university or college application fees, international and domestic airfare, visa fees, SEVIS fees, and settling-in allowances.

Funding Information

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Award amounts: awards may range from a minimum of $80,000 to a maximum of $90,000
Total expected funding: $90,000
Length of performance period: 18 months
Anticipated program start date: June 15, 2020
Participants and Audiences

The intended audience is high achieving, low income South African high school and university students.

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Priority Region: Project activities must take place in South Africa and the United States and be directed at South African audiences/participants.

Eligibility Criteria

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The following United States and South African organizations are eligible to apply:

Not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/nongovernmental organizations;
Public and non-profit educational institutions.
For more information, visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=326114

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