Advance Africa Newsletter
A free e-zine bringing you inspirational articles, great tips on studying abroad as well as jobs and scholarships alerts.
March 20 2008, ISSUE #070.
March 2008 Part III
Assert your right to make a few mistakes. If people can't accept your imperfections, that's their fault. - Dr. David M. Burns
***How to Get Your Scholarship in 2008
First Weir Scholarship for Africa
A Competitive $25,000 First Weir Scholarship for tuition/living expenses is available at Westminster. Only first-year International Students from Africa are eligible. There is no deadline, applications are invited until the scholarship is awarded.
Sustainable Housing Scholarships
The Sustainable Housing Scholarships are awarded to successful students originating from developing countries. The scholarships include at least one year at a university in their home country. The enrolment fee for a master’s course shall be provided. Travel costs (ticket, visa, insurance) can be reimbursed up to a reasonable amount.
The Kavilwa Scholarship is awarded to girls in high schools. Any graduating primary school girl who meets academic standards may apply for this four-year award, designed to support each recipient from her first to her last day of secondary school.
The Madeira Scholarship supports students already enrolled in secondary school. Upon recommendation from the principal, these students may apply for the Madeira scholarship to fund the remaining years of their secondary school education.
HIV/Aids Conference Scholarships
More than 500 citizens of developing countries, NGO workers, members of marginalized communities, PLHIV, young scientists and other youth will receive HIV/Aids Conference Scholarships to participate in the 15th ICASA. Priority will be given to those whose participation will enhance their work in their own communities, to those who are able to transfer skills and knowledge acquired at the conference and to those whose abstracts have been selected for the Conference Program.
Sir Richard Stapley Educational Trust Scholarships
The Objectives of Sir Richard Stapley Educational Trust Scholarships are to provide financial assistance to graduates with a First or Upper Second class degree, over the age of 24, who register for a higher degree or equivalent academic qualification, at a university in the United Kingdom.
Full Tuition Fee Waiver Scholarships in UK
University of Westminster is offering Full Tuition Fee Waiver Scholarships in UK. These awards are aimed at fully funding students from developing countries to study a full-time degree at the University of Westminster.
MSc Community Eye Health & Opthalmology Scholarships, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
The MSc Community Eye Health & Opthalmology Scholarships will cover full tuition fees and £10,000 towards maintenance costs. The application deadline is 31 March 2008.
MSc Corona Fellowships, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
MSc Corona Fellowships are open to those holding an offer of admission at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. The application deadline is 31st March each year.
International Students House scholarships, University of Westminster
The International Students House scholarships are awarded jointly with International Students House. The International Students House scholarships will offer full tuition fee waivers, accommodation at International Students House, living expenses and flights to and from London.
MSc Integrated Health Informatics scholarship, University of Westminster
The MSc Integrated Health Informatics scholarship will offer full tuition fee waiver, accommodation, living expenses and flights to and from London. You must be an international student and hold an offer at the University of Westminster.
Association for Women in Mathematics Travel Grants
The Association for Women in Mathematics Travel Grants will provide the following; the Mathematics Travel Grants provide full or partial support for travel and subsistence for a meeting or conference in the applicant's field of specialization and allowances for both domestic travel and foreign travel.
Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Scholarships - Sir Halley Stewart Fellowship
All applicants holding an offer of admission to the Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene are invited Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Scholarships. Candidates must be resident in Africa and must be returning to Africa, following completion of the Diploma in Hygiene & Tropical Medicine course.
Environment, Food, Health and Technology Scholarships
The University of Nottingham will offer SIX Scholarships for new students registering on its Taught programmes. The scholarships are intended to assist students from developing Commonwealth countries who, though of high academic calibre, would not be eligible for other British Government awards to enable them to study in Britain and would not otherwise be able to afford to do so.
Kellogg Foundation Grants
The mission of the Kellogg Foundation Grants is to help people help themselves through the practical application of knowledge and resources to improve their quality of life and that of future generations. Grants are made in the four areas of: Health, Food Systems and Rural Development, Youth and Education, and Philanthropy and Volunteerism.
Each year, a number of VLIR Scholarships are available to students of developing countries, giving high-potential students the opportunity to study in Belgium. These scholarships cover all costs.
Shell Nigeria University Scholarship Awards
Every year, more than 4,000 undergraduates write aptitude tests to join the evergrowing list of students which Shell supports in Universities. The application process for the Scholarship Awards commences in May each year.
King Faisal Foundation Scholarships
King Faisal Foundation Scholarships (KFF Scholarships) are awarded to outstanding students from any country to undertake their studies in science, medicine and engineering. The Scholarship includes a personal monthly allowance to cover residence and cost of living expenses, and all tuition fees.
International Student House Residential Scholarships
International Students House and International Students Trust provide a range of Residential Scholarships for students from the developing world. The Residential Scholarship provides free accommodation at International Students House for up to one year. The scholarships provided are worth £600,000 a year.
Refugee Academic Grants
CARA-refugee academic grants aim to help refugee academics who are looking to take academic or professional qualifications to improve their employment prospects in the UK. A CARA grant can be used to cover tuition fees and related expenses.
Dan David Scholarships
The Dan David Prize laureates annually donate twenty scholarships of US$15,000 each to outstanding students of exceptional promise in the chosen fields. The Dan David Prize is granted according to merit, without discrimination based on gender, race, religion, nationality, or political affiliation.
Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF) Scholarships
Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF) Scholarships are awarded by EREF to recognize excellence in research and education. All qualified men and women will be considered for EREF Scholarships without regard to race, religion, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, or disability.
Memorial Fund Scholarship
The Memorial Fund provides a scholarship for one year at a Norwegian folk high school. This scholarship is established to promote cultural exchange between foreign countries and the Norwegian folk high schools. The Scholarship will cover food, lodging and some excursions.
Shell Nigeria Secondary School Scholarship Scheme
Every year, an average of 2,600 post-primary scholarships are awarded. The Secondary School Scholarship Scheme is to help students pay through school, as well as enhance academic achievement in host communities.
Call for film submission
Lola Kenya Screen, is calling for film entries in all genres, lengths, and formats from all over the world for the 3rd Lola Kenya Screen that runs August 4-9, 2008 in Nairobi, Kenya. In other words, Lola Kenya Screen accepts films made by professionals and amateurs that focus on children and youth. Lola Kenya Screen also accepts family films.
Technology for Women in Business (TWIB) Awards
Technology for Women in Business (TWIB) is calling for the 2008 Awards nominations. Women who have successfully used distinctive technology to operate, innovate and develop new business products and services will be nominated to receive Technology for Women in Business (TWIB) Awards.
ANSTI Conference Grants
Applicants for the ANSTI Conference Grants will benefit from conference grants (a maximum amount of award being $2,500) to attend international meetings where they will present papers. You are required to mail in a curriculum Vitae (C.V), an abstract of the paper you are going to present, as well as the application letter for the conference grant.
MPAGS Prize Studentships
Two Midlands Physics Alliance Graduate School (MPAGS) Prize Studentships are offered in Nottingham from October 2008. MPAGS will cover fees and support for up to four years for students of any nationality.
Namibian Government Scholarship
The Namibian Government Scholarship program provides academic training in neighboring South Africa and in United States for students in priority subject areas established by the Namibian Government.
Rural Social Sciences Scholarship Fund
The Africa-America Institute (AAI) administers the Rural Social Sciences Scholarship Fund (RSSSF). The program also provides undergraduate training specifically for who had not received prior formal university education.
Africa Venture Capital Fellows
The Africa Venture Capital Fellows (AVCF) is aimed at promoting venture capital in Africa by educating and training future venture capitalists and leaders of high-growth and early stage companies based in Africa. Participants will receive an educational stipend to help them with living arrangements, as well as insurance and other benefits.
MSc in E-Business & Innovation Scholarships, Lancaster University
This Scholarships programme has a limited number of bursaries to award each year. There is no special bursary application form - candidates are asked to note that they wish to be considered for a bursary on their application form. These bursaries are open to Overseas applicants.
PhD studentship at University of Limerick
The Dept of Psychology at the University of Limerick invites applications for a three year studentship commencing September 2008. The studentship is worth €16,000 per year, plus payment of full registration fees.
PhD Studentships at the University of Warwick
University of Warwick invites application for this 3 year studentship which starts in October 2008. This studentship is available to International candidates. Funds are only available to cover Tuition Fees.
Wingate Scholarships, PHD
The average total award for Wingate Scholarships is about £6,500 and the maximum in any one year is £10,000. There is no upper age limit and the Scholarship Committee welcomes applications from mature candidates and those from non-traditional academic backgrounds.
B: NGO Grants
Isivande Women's Fund
The Isivande Women's Fund aims to provide small, women-owned businesses with more affordable, usable and responsive financial solutions. The fund, which targets black women in small businesses as well as female entrepreneurs who are running their own enterprises.
The Courageous Leadership Award
The Courageous Leadership Awardin AIDS will be given to local churches that are strategically impacting the AIDS pandemic. The winning church will receive $100,000 toward their ongoing AIDS work. The two runners up will receive $40,000 each to continue their efforts against the AIDS pandemic.
C: Upcoming deadlines
Research Jobs in Africa - Every Country
Software Programmers, Baytech Software
Sales Executive, Soilex Prosolve Ltd - Nairobi
Financial Manager, AMERA - Egypt
Executive Assistant, AMERA - Egypt
Local Security Assistant, United Nations Development Programme - Somalia
Assistant Country Director Programmes, Concern, Angola
Section Head Oracle Data Base, MTN - Uganda
Accounts Assistant, Dar es Salaam - Techno Brain Ltd
Business Development Manager and Enterprise Sales Manager, Dar es Salaam, Nairobi, Mozambique
Systems Administrator, ICT Solutions - Nairobi, Dar es Salaam
Manager, Information Communications Technology
Network Administrator - Kenya National Assembly
ICT Systems Designer, Management Sciences for Health, Nairobi, Kenya
Computer Programmer II, County Council of Kilifi - Kenya
Systems Strengthening Advisor, CDC - Rwanda
Youth Rights Adviser, Progressio - Somalia
HIV/AIDS Advisor, HIV and AIDS Advisor, Management Systems International - Sudan
Research Associate, Center for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia
Deputy National Director, World Vision - Kenya
Health & HIV/AIDS Director, World Vision - Kenya