100 Mandela Centennial Scholarship Programme for African Students at ALU 2018

African Leadership University (ALU) is proud to partner with the Graça Machel Trust and the Mandela Institute of Development Studies (MINDS) to launch the Mandela Centennial Scholarship Programme, a landmark scholarship that will celebrate the 100th birthday of one of the greatest African leaders of the last century – Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, fondly known as Madiba.

President Mandela firmly believed in the transformative power of education and its ability to bring dignity, self-actualization, and prosperity to Africans. Throughout his presidency and after, he dedicated much of his efforts to ensure that children from all walks of life had equal access to education, regardless of their economic background.

The objective of the Mandela Centennial Scholars Programme is to honor President Mandela’s legacy and carry forward the important work he began in education by identifying 100 outstanding young Africans from disadvantaged backgrounds to attend ALU. These students will benefit from a scholarship and unparalleled opportunities for leadership development.

Worth

The scholarship covers full tuition, travel, housing, and a stipend to cover food and other living expenses for citizens of all African countries. For Rwandans living in Kigali, it will only cover tuition fees.

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Eligibility Criteria

Candidates should have approval to study at ALU in Rwanda for any degree programme, and should be an African national.

Selection Criteria

 

  • The Mandela Centennial Scholarship selection process strives to understand candidates as individuals and to assess them within their own academic, professional and cultural contexts.
    ALU will look at your application essay as a key tool in understanding your personal experience and approach to leadership.
    ALU wants candidates to provide specific examples of their leadership that explore their abilities to understand challenges and opportunities, envision solutions, take initiative to act, inspire others to join an effort, and push through resistance and/or challenges in reaching results. The admissions simulation Knack will also be taken into consideration.
    Once admitted, eligible candidates can access and submit their application for the Mandela Centennial Scholarship on the ALU Admitted Student Portal. Candidates for the scholarship will be required to take an Artificial Intelligence admissions simulation called Knack, and submit a 500-1000 word essay for review by the scholarship committee.

Guide for Applicants

The scholarship application will be made available on the ALU Admitted Student Portal under the Finance section. Access is only granted to candidates who have applied, have been accepted to ALU and are approved for study at ALU in Rwanda. Click here to apply.

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Deadline

15th May 2018.

Award Providers

The Scholarship Programme is a joint partnership between the Graça Machel Trust, the Mandela Institute for Development Studies, and African Leadership University.

Further Information

Visit the scholarship website for more details.

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