HOCIC with the support of EducationUSA will be assisting 15 Zimbabwean Students with resources to study in the United States through the USA Opportunity Fund Program for their Undergraduate education in the USA in 2024. The opportunity is open to ALL Zimbabwean students who would like to pursue under-graduate Studies in the USA from August 2024. This initiative seeks to encourage excellence, innovation and creativity amongst students. The program is centered on making US-higher education accessible to non-elite international students, especially highly academically talented individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.

The OPPORTUNITY Fund covers the following:

  • 1 – way flight ticket to the United States
  • Visa Application Fees
  • SEVIS fees
  • Medical Examination and Vaccination fees
  • Mentorship  for the application process
  • Settlement allowances

The program will be assisting “A” Level graduates with the opportunity of getting:

  • Assistance in the application process, securing admission and financial aid from Universities in the USA.
  •  Scheduled training sessions for acceptance tests
  • Financial support for all administrative costs linked to the application process, including registration fees for the standardized examinations.
  • Access to the US Embassy Educational Advising Centre and library resources.

Qualifications/Selection Criteria

Candidates should:

  • have successfully completed their “A” Levels in 2022 with straight A’s
  • be willing to take a gap year to complete the application process.
  • be actively involved in extracurricular activities.
  • demonstrate a good track of leadership abilities.
  • be able to demonstrate a need for financial aid.