WHY WE DO IT
Our journey unknowingly began in 2006 when I signed up with a top international educational agency company in Nigeria. At the time, I was 16 years old, too young and uninformed to realize that the chosen schools selected by the agency were not a good fit for me but were selected because they were partner schools.
Fortunately for me, I had a good SAT score; 1390/1600 that allowed me to still secure scholarships to all the universities I applied to. I chose the school that offered me the most scholarship which was Illinois College in the United States. Unfortunately, upon arriving, things became incredibly difficult for me, it was clear that the school was not the right fit for me. I was young, financially unstable (the scholarship secured although substantial was not sufficient), and I was at a school with little to no diversity.
I couldn’t withstand the heat so I transferred to the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) in my second year. It was a much better school with a more enabling environment for me but all of these meant I lost my scholarship from the previous school. I had to work the time at UMBC to contribute to my tuition. While at UMBC I did loads of research and found out that with my SAT score 1390/1600 I could have received a full scholarship to a top university.
Unfortunately for me, the international educational agency company I trusted and used lacked the expertise to help me access and secure opportunities but instead were focused on their commission rather than clients’ needs and interest. My experience with this international educational agency in Nigeria is not one that is unique to me, a lot have faced similar challenging situations. I made up my mind to cater to the educational needs of people from African and developing countries like Nigeria who nurse a dream of schooling overseas.
Edward Consulting kicked off properly in 2019 with a sole aim to make quality higher education overseas affordable for people from African and developing countries and help them reach their full potential. And to ensure that applicants receive reliable and expert advice that can help them make the best decisions when it comes to school and program selection, scholarships, personal statements, transcript issues, and so on. We are the ultimate bridge to global education!
With Edward Consulting, you gain a competitive edge – we give you the best chance at finding substantial scholarships you’re eligible for and more importantly, securing those scholarships. With us, you can be rest assured of the peace of mind and confidence that you will be submitting the strongest, most competitive, and personalized application possible, enabling you to secure admissions and scholarships to your dream schools overseas.
In 4 years we’ve secured over $12.5 million/N5.6 billion in scholarships and we have only just begun. We can’t wait to work with you!
Founder and CEO