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Ashinaga Fully-Funded Undergraduate Scholarships 2024 For Orphans From Sub-Saharan African Countries



Summary

Ashinaga presents the “Ashinaga Africa Initiative” aiming to provide higher education to 20 brilliant students from Sub-Saharan African countries each year, some of which are among the poorest in the world, and encourage them to become leading professionals in their own countries.

We search and screen for potential candidates: orphaned or bereaved students with academic potential but who cannot afford to apply to university. We provide them with a concentrated study camp for six months at Ashinaga’s facility, Kokorojuku, in Uganda and Senegal, where they are given dedicated support and assistance with their study of various subjects and languages, as they prepare to apply to highly ranked universities around the world. We also provide them with a full scholarship and living expenses for four years during their studies abroad.

We expect to see these young, educated people go back to their own countries and establish democratic and fulfilled societies, bringing people a higher national income and high-quality education. This movement will eventually contribute to the overall wellbeing of Sub-Saharan countries by helping to break the cycle of poverty, even though the effects will not be immediate, as they are when food or equipment is donated.


Benefits:

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.


Eligibility:

Applicants must:

  • Have lost one or both parents.

  • Have completed secondary school and received the results of their national secondary school examination (technical and vocational degrees not accepted) within the last two years (any date after 1st August 2021, including all of 2022 and 2023) or will have completed secondary school and received final exam results before February 9th, 2024.

  • Be born after 1st September 2001.

  • Not have the means to attend university abroad without external financial support.

  • Be proficient in English, French or Portuguese.

  • Be regularly ranked in the top 10% of their class during their last 2 or 3 years of secondary school.

  • Be able to participate in the two Ashinaga preparatory programs, over the course of one year, before attending university.

  • Be committed to return home, or to Sub-Saharan Africa, and contribute to society in Sub-Saharan Africa after graduating from university.

  • Have no dependents who could interfere with academic progress.

  • Have a good enough health condition to be able to study abroad.


Deadline: January 19, 2024


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