PATHWAYS International Leadership Training Programme

Deadline: July 30, 2013

Applications are now being accepted for the PATHWAYS Leadership for Progress International Training Programme (currently only available in Kenya). Highly qualified undergraduate students with financial need commencing studies in October 2013 are invited to apply. The program will cover most of the student’s university expenses toward a Bachelor’s degree not covered by any government or private grants for 2 semesters per year contingent upon satisfactory progress each year.

The program that a leadership training opportunity to disadvantaged youth in developing countries (AIDS orphans, women, others); provides mentoring to shepherd motivated students who want to improve their countries; builds tomorrow’s leaders in their own communities; and offers an ongoing support network.

The goals of the PATHWAYS program are to;

  1. develop the student’s leadership ability through supporting their efforts to improve their community,
  2. facilitate the education and encourage career development of individuals who are highly qualified academically, motivated, and dedicated to improving their country,
  3. provide mentoring to establish the future leader in his/her career and to assure the successful implementation of the community project and
  4. foster lifelong civic-minded collaborations among youth from different ethnicity.

What the Program Covers

  • The program will cover most of the student’s university expenses toward a Bachelor’s degree not covered by any government or private grants for 2 semesters per year contingent upon satisfactory progress each year.
  • The student is expected to offer a cost share plan to outline how much they can contribute to their university expenses.
  • The student is also expected to apply to PATHWAYS for a small grant to support progress on their project annually.
  • Along with participation in this program is the availability fee assistance to those accepted to the University of Nairobi or Kenyatta University (only for students under the regular/module I programme)

Requirements

  • KCSE overall grade average of B+ or higher.
  • Financial need.
  • Strong interpersonal and educational skills.
  • Written project proposal (Rationale, Background, Objectives, Methods, Anticipated Problems and Solutions, Implications), written in collaboration with a community group, that can be made sustainable during the 4 years of university education. The proposal may focus on any area (e.g. economic development, infrastructure, food production, conservation), but it must in some direct way seek to improve the country and its people. Include letter of support from the community group.
  • Three letters of recommendation from secondary school teachers/education professionals (or equivalent) familiar with the student’s abilities (attach).
  • Copies of KCPE/KCSE official results certificate and recent school reports (attach).
  • Copies of acceptance letters from UoN/Kenyatta U or completed application form (attach).
  • Estimated university expenses and a cost share plan (see below).
  • Recent photo of student (will not be returned).

Preference will be given to students from disadvantaged groups such as AIDS orphans and girls. Please be mindful that this is a leadership program not a scholarship only. Those selected will be expected to obtain good grades, work on their community projects, and contribute to the successful running of the PATHWAYS program while in university and throughout their lives. Success in meeting these expectations will be required for continuation in the program.

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