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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Zawadi Africa Education Fund-Applications Now Open

Providing Scholarships to Academically Gifted Girls in Kenya, Uganda & Mozambique
Deadline: 31 March 2017

The Zawadi Africa Education Fund is a program designed to provide scholarships to academically gifted girls from disadvantaged backgrounds from Africa to pursue higher education.
The Zawadi Africa Education Fund is based on the highly successful Kennedy/Mboya Student airlifts of the 1960s, through a partnership with individuals and institutions with an interest.
Eligibility Criteria
§  A girl who has completed her secondary school examination e.g. The Kenya Certificate of Secondary Examination (KCSE)
§  Has demonstrated academic excellence (A Plain or A Minus)
§  Has demonstrated leadership qualities e.g. in school as a prefect, in the community, church, leadership in peer related activities etc.)
§  Has overcome insurmountable odds such as serious financial challenges, oppressive social-cultural practices such as early marriages and Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) etc. in order to attain academic excellence.
§  Come from a financially disadvantaged background
§  Has demonstrated clear financial need
How to Apply
Applications must be submitted via postal mail at the address given on the website.
Eligible Countries: Kenya, Uganda and Mozambique.
For more information, please visit Zawadi Africa Education Fund.

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