zawadi africa scholarships 2021
Zawadi Africa Education Fund is a non profit organization started by students of African descent who are pursuing higher education in the United States.
The Zawadi Africa Education Fund is a non-profit organization that was started by students of African descent who are pursuing higher education in the United States.
Zawadi means “gift” in Swahili, and the organization seeks to provide educational opportunities to academically gifted and financially needy high school students from underprivileged backgrounds in Africa.
Our goal is to make higher education possible for these young people, who otherwise would not be able to afford it. We are committed to making sure that every student has a chance at a brighter future!
Zawadi Africa awards scholarships to outstanding high school female students from Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda (in East Africa) to support them pursue university education in their home countries.
If you are a current high school senior in Kenya, Tanzania, or Uganda and you will be enrolling at a university in your home country in the 2021 academic year, you are encouraged to apply for the Zawadi Africa Scholarship.
The scholarships will be awarded for the academic year 2021 – 2022 only.
- The scholarship application deadline is June 30, 2021.
- The scholarships will be awarded for the academic year 2021 – 2022 only.
- Zawadi Africa Education Fund’s goal is to award at least five scholarships every year.
- The recipient of this scholarship must be a young woman who is a citizen and resident of Kenya, Tanzania or Uganda (residents are understood as having lived in these countries for at least 5 years).
- Students studying in the U.S. or Canada should have an undergraduate GPA of 3.2 or higher on a 4-point scale; those studying elsewhere should have a GPA of 2 or higher on a 4-point scale.
The Program is open to young women who not only have been academically successful but also show leadership potential, demonstrate financial need and are committed to giving back to their communities through community service.
The applicant must be a young woman aged 17 years or below as at October 1st 2020
The applicant must be a Kenyan, Tanzanian or Ugandan national (applicants who are nationals of these countries but not living there should specify this in their application).
The number of scholarships awarded each year will vary based mainly on funding and may increase or decrease with each applicant pool.
The number of scholarships awarded each year will vary based mainly on funding and may increase or decrease with each applicant pool. There are no limits on the number of scholarships we award. The scholarship covers full tuition fees for four years (where applicable) at any institution of higher learning in the country to which you were accepted. It also includes a living stipend, as well as medical insurance, during your degree program. You will be required to join a specific program/field with which we have contracted because you are expected to return home upon completion of your studies, and work in that field for a period equivalent to the duration of your study period, after which point you are free to pursue other career options.
The scholarship covers full tuition fees for four years (where applicable), a computer, books and other academic related expenses. Note that this does not include living/boarding expenses or any other type of allowance.
I. The scholarship is not transferable to another person.
II. The scholarship does not cover any expenses for a semester or year abroad for exchange students and students on double-degree programs.
III. The scholarship does not include living/boarding expenses and other types of allowances; this responsibility lies with the student (and their parents, where applicable).
IV. The scholarship cannot be transferred to any other university besides the one in which the applicant had initially been accepted into. This is because the value of full tuition at private universities can often exceed $20,000 per year while tuition at public universities are generally under $3,000 per year; it would be unfair to expect Zawadi Africa Education Fund donors who believe they’re funding full tuition scholarships to only be paying for partial tuition at a private university when that same amount could have sent several qualified students from public universities through school instead!
Applicants must be young women aged 17 years or below as at October 1st 2020 who have been accepted into an undergraduate degree program at an accredited university in Kenya, Tanzania or Uganda starting the academic year 2021-2022.
The Zawadi Africa Education Fund, Inc. is proud to offer scholarships to young women aged 17 years or below as at October 1st 2020 who have been accepted into an undergraduate degree program at an accredited university in Kenya, Tanzania or Uganda starting the academic year 2021-2022.
Scholarships are awarded for up to four years of undergraduate studies and are based on merit. Scholarships will be awarded to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, leadership qualities, community involvement and financial need. The scholarship application will open on December 2nd 2020 and close on March 31st 2021. No applications will be accepted after this date, so interested candidates should apply early enough. You can learn more about the Zawadi Africa Education Fund here or you can visit their website directly by clicking here
Applicants must pursue Science subjects only at a public university approved by the National Council for Science and Technology of the respective country (Private universities are NOT considered).
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