The Shakira Choonara Young African Scholarship Award 2023
Apply now for the Shakira Choonara Young African Scholarship Award 2023 and get a chance to be granted a fully-funded scholarship.
The Shakira Choonara Young African Scholarship Award 2023 offers an opportunity to deserving young African students who show academic potential, leadership qualities, and financial need to further their higher education dreams.
In 2022, Shakira Chiinara ushered the Shakira Choonara Young African Scholarship Award. The scholarship is an investment in young people a prosperous Africa and African excellence. The first awardee, Ms Goitsemodimo Ditsele graduated with a Master of Arts in Development Studies from the University of Botswana in 2022.
The Shakira Choonara Young African Scholarship Award will be granted each year to an excellent final-year student at either the undergraduate or postgraduate level (Honors, Masters, PhD).
ELIGIBILITY CONDITIONS FOR THE SHAKIRA CHOONARA YOUNG AFRICAN SCHOLARSHIP AWARD 2023
- Youth between the ages of 21-35 years old
- The applicant must be a citizen of any of the 54 African states
- The applicant must be in the final year of studies (undergraduate or postgraduate) at an African university
- Demonstrate financial need i.e. require the scholarship to settle final year tuition fees in order to complete their academic degree
- A proven track record of academic excellence (70% or more in the current and previous years of study).
The scholarship supports final-year tuition fees for disadvantaged students.
PROCEDURES FOR APPLICATION
- Young women and youth from marginalized populations are highly urged to apply.
- Only online applications will be accepted, incomplete applications will not be considered.
- Due to the high volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Application Deadline: September 15, 2023