Mentor and guide exceptional Nigerian university graduates through their application process to top US graduate programs, and provide them with the resources they need to be successful applicants.
Provide opportunities for students in the US to connect with Nigeria for internships, jobs, development initiatives or to pursue their own entrepreneurial endeavors.
The Bridge Initiative foresees a Nigeria where our future leaders, business professionals, scientists, engineers, and other career leaders are educated in the best universities in the world, and use their foreign educational experience to forever change the course of the nation.
We are a network of graduate students at top US universities dedicated to helping talented Nigerian students gain admission to highly-ranked US graduate programs.
Most of us had our first degrees in Nigeria, and we know that the experience and perspective gained here in the US is something more Nigerians should have.
Having been through the admission process ourselves, we can advise prospective students in all aspects of their application.
Should you take the GRE? How many schools should you apply to? How hard is it to get into MIT? Is grad school for me? I don't even know where to start. Have any of these thoughts ever crossed your mind? Some of the articles in our resources section might just be the thing to read.
Mentors are the pillars of our initiative. They'll read your essays, answer your questions, do your laundry... ok, maybe not your laundry but pretty much anything they can to ensure your grad school goals are met. Most importantly, they are living examples that your lofty ambitions are within reach. See who we have on board.