Deadline: February 29, 2016
Ashinaga is pleased to announce its educational support opportunity for young orphaned students in sub-saharan Africa. The “100-Year Vision: Educational Support for Orphaned Students from Sub-Saharan Africa” aims to provide higher education to 49 brilliant students from 49 Sub-Saharan countries, some of which are among the poorest in the world, and encourage them to become leading professionals in their own countries.
This is open to potential candidates: orphaned or bereaved students with academic potential but who cannot afford to apply to university. Ashinaga provides these orphans with a concentrated study camp for six months at its 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.
Ashinaga is a Japanese NGO that supports orphaned students from around the world. They provide the emotional care, educational support, and financial backing that allow them to overcome their adversity and bring positive change to their societies. Through ‘100-Year Vision’ Scholarship, they hope to provide a generation of future African leaders with an education that will aid them in the fight against poverty.
- This scholarship opportunity is open to orphans under 22 years old, who have already received their high school certificate.
- Are proficient in either English, French or Portuguese.
- Applicants must have completed 12 years of education (primary and secondary school) within the last two years, or those who will complete 12 years of education by December 31, 2015.
- Are able to participate in the two Ashinaga preparatory programs before attending university.
- Are willing to contribute to society in Africa after graduating from university.
- Have no dependents who could interfere with academic progress.
- Be in good condition of health and capable of studying abroad.
- Open to the following students from the following countries : Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Ghana, Cote ‘lvoire, Gabon, Benin, Mozambique, Senegal, Togo, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Angola, Djibouti, Sudan, Burundi, Botswana, Madagascar, South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mauritius, Cameroon, DR Congo, Somalia, Nigeria, Gambia, Comoros, Republic of Congo, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde
- Full scholarship and living expenses for four years will also be provided.
- Scholarships can be applied to schools at the following regions in the world: EU, US, South America, Australia and Canada
How to Apply
Applications forms can be submitted online or via email or by post. You can find the application forms in either English, French or Portuguese. You can find application form here. The following documents are required for a complete application process:
- Application forms with 1 photo,
- 2 essays,
- Copy of term reports / school transcripts (the last 2 years),
- Copy of General Certificate of Secondary Education(GCSE) / Baccalaureate,
- Copy of death certificate of deceased parent(s) or alternative official document,
- Copy of birth certificate 7,
- Recommendation letter from a principal or a class teacher.
For more information visit 100-Year Vision Educational Support.