The Zawadi Africa Education Fund is a program designed to provide scholarships to academically gifted girls from disadvantaged backgrounds from Africa to pursue higher education in the U.S.A, Uganda, Ghana, South Africa and Kenya.
The Zawadi Africa Education Fund is based on the highly successful Kennedy/Mboya Student airlifts of the 1960s, through a partnership with individuals and institutions with an interest.
Application Deadline: March 31st 2017
1. A girl who has completed her secondary school examination [i.e. The Kenya Certificate of Secondary Examination (KCSE) within the last two years (2015 and 2016)].
2. Has demonstrated academic excellence (A Plain or A- KCSE scores that will be subject to verification).
3. Has demonstrated leadership qualities e.g. in school as a prefect, in the community, church, leadership in peer related activities etc.)
4. Has overcome insurmountable odds such as serious financial challenges, oppressive social-cultural practices such as early marriages and Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) etc. in order to attain academic excellence.
5. Has demonstrated a clear financial need.