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LDI Africa Emerging Institutions Fellowship Program | Young African Leaders, 2018

The LDI Africa Emerging Institutions Fellowship Programme (EIFP) provides hands-on service opportunities for global young business and development leaders at Africa’s leading profit and nonprofit firms. The programme is designed to match financial capital invested in emerging African businesses with the human capital needed to take these institutions to scale.

Eligible Countries: African countries

Type: Fellowship

Award Provider: LDI Africa.

Eligibility: Fellows come to the EIFP with diverse backgrounds and skill sets. However, all fellows are required to have an undergraduate degree, a commitment to excellence, and be fluent in English. Host organizations may also designate other specific skill requirements for their Fellows. Other requirements include:

  • Two to ten years of professional experience
  • Early to mid-level professional with interest in/familiarity with emerging markets
  • Professional background in business, management consulting, strategy, finance, and social enterprise and international development.

Selection Process: Interviews are mainly conducted via Skype video. Shortlisted applicants undergo a preliminary interview with LDI Africa selection board member, and if successful will undergo a second interview round with a host organization(s). Based on these two interview rounds the fellowship decision will be reached by LDI Africa.

Finalists will be notified via email by LDI Africa that they have been selected as a Fellow.

Number of Awardees: Not specified

Value of Fellowship: LDI Africa through its EIFP recruits organizations that are doing excellent work particularly in the financial and investment industries across Africa. Partners range from mid-level to large global institutions; with capital investment of $200,000 and above.

While working with their organization, Fellows enjoy the following benefits and more;

  • Experience the growth of Africa’s most innovative businesses
  • Direct exposure to emerging markets
  • Paid positions, housing and travel
  • Training and professional development opportunities
  • Potential consulting, employment and seed capital investment after fellowship
  • Access to the global LDI Africa network

Duration of Fellowship: 12 months

How to Apply

Interested candidates should go through the Application instructions before applying.

Visit the Fellowship Webpage for details.

Application Deadline: 15th November, 2017

Oprah Winfrey’s African Women’s Public Service Fellowship | New York, University

African Women’s Public Service Fellowship, sponsored by Oprah Winfrey, seeks to prepare African women with experience working on issues facing Africa for public service careers in their home countries.

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: Countries in Africa

To be taken at (country): New York University  Wagner, USA

About: The African Women’s Public Service Fellowship, made possible by a donation from the Oprah Winfrey Foundation, expands the opportunity for African women to impact for public service in their home countries.

Fellowship recipients commit to return to their respective home countries at the conclusion of the program with the goal of assuming a leadership position on the continent where they can meaningfully contribute to the challenges currently confronting Africa.

Offered Since: 2016

Type: Fellowship

Eligibility: 

  • Citizen and resident in an African country at the time of application.
  • Strong academic record
  • Demonstrated commitment to public service

Number of Awardees: Not specifed

Value of Fellowship:

  • The Fellowship provides full tuition, fees, housing or a housing stipend (if enrolling in the Global EMPA program), travel to and from the United States, and a small stipend to cover books and miscellaneous expenses.
  • A NYU Wagner education would significantly enhance your ability to have a deep and lasting impact on public service issues in your home country and region.

Duration of Fellowship: 1 year

How to Apply: 

  • Submit your Fellowship Application Essay along with your Online Application to NYU Wagner for Fall 2018. The Fellowship Application Essay is included in the fellowship section of the online application; there is not a separate application.  Fellowship applicants must also submit the one-minute video essay in the application in order to be considered.

Those selected as fellowship semi-finalists will be invited to participate in Skype interviews with the Fellowship Selection Committee in mid-to-late February 2018.

Visit the Fellowship Webpage for details

Application Deadline: 1st December, 2017.

Richard J. Van Loon Scholarship for African Students, 2018 | Carleton University, Canada

Applications are invited from African Students for Undergraduate/Graduate study at Carleton University for the Richard J. Van Loon Scholarship.

About: The Richard J. Van Loon Scholarship, valued at $5,000 for the 2017/2018 academic year, is awarded annually to an outstanding international student from an African country. The award was endowed in 2005 by friends, family and colleagues in honour of Richard J. Van Loon, Carleton’s 10th President.

Eligible Countries: African Countries

To Be Taken At (Country): Canada

Type: Undergraduate, Masters

Eligibility: To be eligible, candidate:

  • must be a citizen of an African country.
  • must be an international student, who is required to have a valid Study Permit for Canada.
  • must be registered as a full-time student at Carleton University and be successfully proceeding from one year to another in any program of study.
  • must be in good academic standing.

Number of Awards: 1

Value of Award: $5,000

How to Apply

  1. Please complete all 5 sections of the Application Form.
  2. Enclose with your application an essay (500-600 words) on the topic provided.
  3. Enclose with your application a sealed recommendation from an academic referee.
  4. Enclose with your application proof of citizenship and a copy of your study permit for Canada

Acceptable referees would include:

Professor who has taught a class you successfully completed
Thesis advisor
Graduate Supervisor
Dean of a Faculty
A Director of a School or Institute
A Chair of a Department or Program

Visit the Program Webpage for Details

Application Deadline:15th November 2017.

100% (Visa Free) Scholarships For The Less Privileged Foreign Students, November 2017 – Send Your Application

100% Scholarships Less Privileged Foreign Students – 2018. A Japanese based, non-for-profit institution, Ashinaga, is offering a range of fully funded scholarships to students who are considered as ‘poor’, less privileged and maybe orphans. Applications are hereby invited from all such students to join classes under 100% scholarships in 2018.

The Ashinaga scholarships are targeted for students from Sub-Saharan African countries and other developing nations to study in either of Japan, US, UK. The target is to select brilliant international undergraduate students who cannot afford their education themselves.

Eligible Countries: Angola, Botswana, Cape Verde, Ethiopia, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Scholarship Value: The Ashinaga (100-Year Vision) Scholarship provides a full scholarship that covers the cost of tuition, accommodation (during the terms and vacation), insurance, flight, and provides monthly stipend which covers food and necessary academic costs.

To be eligible for this scholarship program, Applicants must:

  • Be an orphan, having lost one or both parents
  • Be 23-yrs or younger, having been born after October 1, 1995
  • Have graduated high school within the past two years
  • Be committed to returning to Sub-Saharan Africa once they have finished their studies abroad

To apply, visit the Application Website to apply online.

APPLY NOW: African Union Youth Volunteer Corps (AU-YVC) Application Form – October 2017

The African Union Youth Volunteer Corps (AU-YVC), is a continental development program that promotes youth volunteerism in Africa. Young African Professionals are recruited to serve for a period of 12-months as AU Volunteers in an AU Member States other than their own. The next intake of volunteers for deployment in 2017 will be 02nd – 22nd December 2017.

Eligibility Criteria:
Applicants have to meet the following criteria:

1) Citizen of AU Member State or African Diaspora;
2) Age 18 – 33 years;
3) Has a post-secondary certified qualifications (TVET, Bachelor’s degree or equivalent)
4) Available to dedicate 12 (twelve) months for volunteer work;
5) Willing to live and work in another AU Member State;
6) Is proficient in at least one official AU language (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese);
7) Has at least one year verifiable volunteering experience and one year professional work experience.

Application Process:
1. Register on the AU-YVC Database (www.africa-youth.org/auyvc)
2. Read carefully the information on the website
3. Build Your Profile
4. Attach the following:
– Scanned copy of identity page on your passport
– Highest qualification degree
– Letter of Recommendation
5. Submit application (latest by 31st October 2017 midnight Addis Ababa time)

*Late applications and applications that do not contain all requested documents will not be considered
*THOSE WHO HAD APPLIED BEFORE ARE REQUESTED TO RE-APPLY

Recruitment Process:
1) 23rd October – eligibility Check;
2) 15th November: Successful applicants will be notified;
3) 15th December – 01st January: AU-YVC pre-deployment training;
4) 2018: Deployment of trained volunteers.

Volunteer Entitlements:
For the successful candidates, the African Union Commission and partners will cover the full costs of their pre-deployment training and cost of their deployment.

On deployment, the African Union Youth Volunteers receive the following:
1) Economy return air ticket from home town to place of deployment
2) A modest monthly stipend
3) Health insurance cover
4) Separation allowance on successful completion of twelve months

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