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Some Very Good News. Are you next? # 049.
August 29, 2007
A free e-zine bringing you inspirational articles, great tips on studying abroad as well as jobs and scholarships alerts.

August 29 2007, ISSUE #49.


Almost every week, I receive amazing good news from subscribers who have won scholarships that they would not otherwise have known but for this newsletter and Advance-Africa.Com

The emails from these scholarship winners are fantastic. The great thing about them and all the emails I receive is that they capture the spirit of the mood the writer was in when writing the email.

The subject line of this one from Agnes simply stated:

"Arrival in Korea"

Hi. I am happy to inform you that through your good work of sending the scholarships, I managed to get scholarship to do master in computer science in Korea and I am already in Korea and the classes are starting on 27/8/07. May God bless you for the good work you are doing.

Agnes Owuato Odongo.

I love this one from Mabel:

Hello Joe.

Thanks for all the newsletters you have been sending me. I am glad to inform you that I got a full Erasmus Mundus scholarship for a Masters in Human Rights practice. I leave for studies on the 24th of August. Thank you so much for all the updates. I have shared your newsletter with nearly all my family and friends. I am confident they will also benefit from your news.

Kind Regards.


The above students know what my regular readers know: 90% of the people who receive this newsletter (and other information products) do not take the next step or do anything about it. That gives a great advantage to the 10% who follow through. Please follow through, and always remember to dig the well before you thirst.

I have posted details of recent scholarship winners from Africa in this forum thread - Successful Scholarship Applicants. Click here to see the list. I will be updating regularly. Visit it often for great news and feel free to make a response.

Incidentally, many of the scholarships on the newsletter are recurring. A scholarship whose application deadline was January may have the same deadline if you see it once again on the newsletter. At times I receive information that applications are being accepted for next year, but the sponsors/grant organization may not have updated their website to reflect the next deadlines.

I also include all the contact details for all the scholarships in the website. I am not in possession of any application forms and cannot influence the decision of the sponsors in any way. Most readers intrinsically understand this. When you read the newsletter, you simply follow the links and you will get all the information you need to successfully apply for the scholarship.

It is difficult to deal with emails that ask for application forms or basic stuff like list of colleges/universities in a certain country or continent. Such information is available via Google onsite search. Click here to visit the search. .

"Please recommend a good university/college," appears in emails more times than I would expect. It is difficult to answer that. Good in what context? Good for whom? Good because they are cheap or good because they are the best? Good because they are local - if so local to who? And what are the academic grades for the prospective student?

If I responded to all mails that ask for such information, I would be left with no time for anything else!

Today’s list has scholarships for undergraduate and masters students in all areas of study. KAUST Discovery Scholarships are very attractive to new undergraduate or continuing undergraduate students. They are also very good for masters’ students. King Abdullah Scholar Award will enable PhD students to study in any country or country of their residence and receive up to $ 60000 in stipends.

Also available are:

- Google Europe Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship

- Funded Internships

- LLM in Human Rights Law Scholarships

- Master's in International Management

- Five College African Scholars Program

- Sauve Scholars, McGill University, Montreal Canada.

- Equitas International Human Rights Training Program (IHRTP) Grants

- MediaTek International Student Fellowship

- DAFI Scholarship Programme

- Theodora Bosanquet Bursary

- Society for the Humanities Fellowship Program at Cornell University

- Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants

Click here to read the newsletter.

This week’s thought - Fate

"The future is not set. There is no fate but what we make for ourselves."

- - The Terminator (movie)

Thank you and have a great day!

Kind regards,

Joe Ngugi.

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P.P.S. Please spread the word, recommend or forward this free newsletter to friends and family.

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