Scholarships of up to $5,000 each may be offered for each academic year to students who intend to pursue a degree program at the University of Oregon, USA, and were established by Dr. John Haines, a Eugene ophthalmologist with a particular interest in overseas students.
The John Haines African Scholarship program is designed for new and continuing international students at the University of Oregon, although African scholars will be given priority.
The College of Arts and Sciences, Charles H. Lundquist College of Business, College of Design, College of Education, Robert D. Clark Honors College, School of Journalism and Communication, School of Law, School of Music and Dance, and the Graduate School comprise the University of Oregon. Furthermore, the University of Oregon offers 316 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The 10 week Quarter System is used by the majority of academic programs.
The university is classed as “R1: Doctoral Universities with Very High Research Activity” and is a member of the Association of American Universities. UO has been administered by its own board of trustees since July 2014.
UO student athletes participate as Ducks in the National Collegiate Athletic Association as part of the Pac-12 Conference (NCAA). The Oregon Ducks, which have eighteen varsity teams, are most recognized for its football team and track and field department. The design of the school's “O” logo incorporates these two teams. UO will host the 2022 World Athletics Championships in the summer of 2022. The event was staged for the first time in the United States.
Nike, Inc., and Nike co-founder Phil Knight, have a long and complicated relationship with the University of Oregon. As a result of governmental disinvestment in higher education beginning in the 1990s, the University of Oregon has adopted a “University of Nike” image. This tendency has accelerated in recent years, fueled by substantial investments in athletic infrastructure. Knight, an alumnus, has lobbied for both athletic prominence and expanded university privatization, and has donated more than $1 billion to UO since the late 1980s. Nike developed the school's “O” emblem in 1998, and most campus sports facility renovations involve both Knight and Nike.
John Haines African Scholarship Eligibility Criteria
Applicants must be African students, both new and returning.
Applicants must meet the admission and academic requirements of the program at the University of Oregon that they wish to enter.
Applicants must provide the following English language proficiency exam results:
IBT TOEFL – 88
International countries are eligible.
Undergraduate and postgraduate degrees are available.
Awards are worth up to $5,000.
The number of awards is unknown.
Method of Application: To be considered for the scholarship, candidates must first complete an online entrance application. When applying, all qualified students will be considered.
The deadline for applications is January 15, 2023.