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PCNAF Young Women’s Scholarship Program Nigeria 2018 – 2019



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.


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.


Any field


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 PCNAF Young Women’s Scholarship Program Application Form (pdf).

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


28 April 2018.


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

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