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Apply for the IE - KISTEFOS “Young Talented Leaders Scholarships Program” For Africa

Brief Description

The IE - Kistefos Young Talented Leaders Scholarship for Africa ” was set up to remove financial

barriers to education for high-potential individuals from Africa, helping them unleash their innovative business vision. Founded by Christen Sveaas, Kistefos AS is an investment company with a rich history in pursuing philanthropic projects committed to public service and academic development.


There are both full and partial scholarships available, including room and board, up to a maximum of six (6) awards per year. The amount of aid will be determined on the basis of financial need.


Open to candidates with limited financial means who demonstrate academic excellence, strong

leadership capabilities and an entrepreneurial mindset. We are looking for candidates who are seeking a dynamic, global experience and are passionate about using their insights to positively impact their home countries after graduation. They must have an outstanding academic record, with a minimum GPA of 75/100 or equivalent; demonstrate outstanding achievements in their personal and professional lives that have had an impact on their country or community; demonstrate an international outlook, leadership qualities and a vision to better their home country after graduation

and demonstrate a need for financial assistance. An additional essay will be requested and preference will be given to candidates with greater financial need.


For fall intake (September and October), the deadline is May 1st. For spring intake (February), the deadline is November 1st.

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