The following are 5 major scholarships for young Africans in 2022 which are currently open.
Powered by BeyGOOD, the Global Citizen Fellowship Program
Powered by BeyGOOD, the Global Citizen Fellowship Program is designed to unearth African youths with remarkable potentials. Through the program, 15 young people, five of them from Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya, will each engage in a paid, year-long fellowship aligned to one of Global Citizen’s four pillars of activity – creative, campaigns, rewards and marketing.
To be eligible for the scholarship award, applicants have to be between the ages of 21 and 25 years by time of application and have to be residents or citizens of these three countries. You have to prove to be an active Global Citizen, either through the work you do in your community or through Global Citizen’s website and/or app. Applicants also have to be available full-time from 19 July 2022 to 30 June 2023.
To apply, interested participants are to submit a 2-3 minute video, or 500-700 word essay answering the following questions:
- What qualities do you identify with as an active citizen of the world?
- If selected, what lasting change would you like to achieve through the program?
- What specific socio-economic issues are you taking action on, and why?
Application closes 29 April, 2022.
Ingressive for Good’s 1000 women in design scholarship 2022
Ingressive For Good, an ed-tech nonprofit organization, recently announced a partnership with Zuri Team to train 100,000 African youths in software development. The training, aimed at complete beginners, will help participants learn and build a career in coding/software development (backend, frontend, mobile) and UI/UX design skills for free. The program also provides opportunities for in-program mentorship during and after the program, while top finalists will be given laptops and a job. . Apply here – https://bit.ly/I4GZuri
Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme 2022
The Tony Elumelu Foundation, a leading philanthropy empowering young African entrepreneurs across 54 countries has opened applications for the 2022 TEF Entrepreneurship Programme. African entrepreneurs with business ideas or existing businesses under 5 years are encouraged to apply now for $5000 seed capital, mentorship, business management training, and more.
In 2021, the Tony Elumelu Foundation disbursed USD$24.75 million to 5000 African entrepreneurs across Africa for its 2021 Entrepreneurship Programme. The Foundation’s Entrepreneurship Programme remains one of the largest private sector responses to driving the economic recovery of African youth, women and SMEs given the effects of the covid19 pandemic across Africa. Across Africa, the Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme beneficiaries are starting and growing trailblazing businesses that have collectively created over 400,000 direct and indirect jobs.
Stanford Africa MBA Fellowship Programme
Each year, the Stanford Africa MBA Fellowship Program welcomes up to eight African students from Sub-Saharan countries to pay all tuition costs and associated academic fees for approximately $145,000 apiece in achieving a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the prestigious Stanford Graduate School.
Three criteria are evaluated when considering candidates for both the Stanford Africa MBA Fellowship and the MBA Program. These include intellectual vitality, demonstrated leadership potential, personal qualities and contributions that will add to the class.
Eligible candidates must show financial need, maintain good academic standing and agree to return to Africa to work for at least two years full-time in a professional role that contributes to their country’s economic growth.
Ingressive for Good x DataCamp’s Data Skills training for African youths
Recently, Blessing Abeng, the Director of Communications and Co-founder at Ingressive for Good revealed the foundation’s goal to train thousands of African youths through its partnership with DataCamp Donates. Just like last year, it will provide participants with access to the I4G DataCamp Program, thereby helping them transition into Data Analysts, Data Engineers, Data Scientists, Machine Learning Scientists, Statisticians, Python programmers, R Programmers, and more. Over 4000+ people have started learning already. Final application ends soon.
Apply now – bit.ly/I4GDataCamp