A non-profit organization known as Ashinaga is offering the 100-Year Vision Scholarship Program for orphan or bereaved students from African countries to enroll for undergraduate studies at the world’s top universities in countries such as United States, United Kingdom, Japan and others.
ABOUT THE SCHOLARSHIP
Since 2014, the scholarship has provided intelligent orphaned students from Sub-Saharan African countries with the chance to enroll for undergraduate studies at the world’s top universities in countries such as United States, United Kingdom, Japan and others.
Every year,highly intelligent bereaved students from Sub-Saharan African countries who will not have the chance to study in their home country will be selected and provided full scholarships to study abroad.
The aim of the program is to grow leaders of the future who will contribute to the development of their country after completing their studies abroad.
For the 2016|2017 academic session the number of scholarships to be awarded has been increased to 35 from 25 last year and 10 the year before last.
The scholarship duration is for the whole period of the undergraduate studies and comes with the following benefits:
Covers full tuition
A monthly allowance to cover food and other expenses
FIELD OF STUDY
The scholarship is awarded for all available courses at the institution chosen by the student
Students from the following 35 Sub-Saharan African countries, they include: Malawi, Angola, Djibouti, Sudan, Burundi, Botswana, Madagascar, South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mauritius, Cameroon, DR Congo, Somalia, Nigeria, Gambia, Comoros, Republic of Congo, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Ghana, Cote ‘lvoire, Gabon, Benin, Mozambique, Senegal, Togo, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Zambia.
Also students will be eligible if they meet the following requirements
- Should have lost one or both parents and should provide evidence of this
- Should have completed 12 years of education comprising of primary and secondary school within the last 2 years
- Should not be more than 22 years old when applying
- Should be a citizen and should have completed secondary school in any one of the countries listed above
- Not able to afford university education
- Should be proficient in English, Portuguese or French
- Should have an excellent academic record
- Do not have dependents that can disturb their academic activities
- Ready to help develop their country after graduating
- Can take part in two Ashinaga preparatory programs before starting university
- Be in good health condition
HOW TO APPLY
There are three ways students can submit their applications along with all necessary documents, they are by online, by post or by e-mail. All documents should be submitted in English, Portuguese or French. If this is not possible, documents must be translated. Click here to contact the scholarship provider for more information on how to apply
Deadline for application is February 29 2016. Candidates who are successful will be informed through mail by end of March 2016 and will be invited for an interview in their home country by April 2016