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A Tribute to Madiba

African Leadership University (ALU) in partnership with the Graça Machel Trust and the Mandela Institute of Development Studies (MINDS) launched the Mandela Centennial Scholarship Programme, a landmark scholarship that will celebrate the 100th birthday of one of the greatest African leaders of the last century – Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, fondly known as Madiba. President Mandela firmly believed in the transformative power of education and its ability to bring dignity, self-actualization, and prosperity to Africans. Throughout his presidency and after, he dedicated much of his efforts to ensure that children from all walks of life had equal access to education, regardless of their economic background.

The objective of the Mandela Centennial Scholars Programme is to honor President Mandela’s legacy and carry forward the important work he began in education by giving the opportunity to 100 outstanding young Africans from disadvantaged backgrounds to attend ALU. These students will benefit from a full scholarship and unparalleled opportunities for leadership development.

“Given that African Leadership University aspires to groom African leaders like Nelson Mandela, we thought there was no better way for us to really signify our values as a university than to award a 100 scholarships in the year Nelson Mandela will turn 100 years.”

-Fred Swaniker, ALU founder

“Africa needs a new generation of leaders to unlock the huge reserve of latent potential for socio-economic development that our continent is endowed with. The Mandela Centennial Scholarship Programme is contributing 100 young people, who we expect to complete their tertiary studies and step up to this task.”

Ian Mashingaidze, MINDS

Scholarship Provision

Each Mandela Centennial Scholar will receive a grant each year for the duration of their degree covering full tuition, airfare and living expenses. Rwandan students will receive a grant each year for the duration of their degree covering full tuition fees.

Fred Swaniker (CEO & Founder)
talks about the scholarship

Graça Machel
talks about the scholarship

What students will learn?

Undergraduate Degree Program

1

One year mandatory Leadership Core Programme before moving on to degree programmes of their choice.

2
Bachelor’s degree, accredited by the Higher Education Council of Rwanda and awarded by ALU.
– BSc (Hons) Computer Science
– BA (Hons) Entrepreneurship
– BA (Hons) Global Challenges
– BA (Hons) International Business and Trade
3

8 months on campus and 4 months of internships every year

Scholarship Winners in Numbers

100 winners have been chosen from the total of 756 candidates, consisting of 50% male and 50% female.

Move your cursor over the colours of the pie chart to see more information about each countries candidates.

Scholarship Winners

We are releasing 10 new names of the scholars every 90 minutes between 03:00 to 18:30 (BST).
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The full list of scholars will be released on this page at 19:00 (BST)

First NameLast NameGenderCountry
AlaaAbdoFemaleEgypt
SamuelAbijuruMaleRwanda
EphraimAdongoMaleGhana
NatnaelAlemayehuMaleEthiopia
Amancio SergioAlvaroMaleMozambique
AntoinetteAndohFemaleGhana
StephenAnjeloMaleSudan
DoreenBaidooFemaleGhana
AlaaBen AbdallahFemaleTunisia
BlessingCaineFemaleLiberia
CharlineChikomoFemaleZimbabwe
MabelChilesheFemaleZambia
ShelziaCossaFemaleMozambique
JoséCumbeMaleMozambique
TsholofeloDialeFemaleSouth Africa
SilindileDlaminiFemaleSwaziland
BuhleDlulaneFemaleSouth Africa
AlaeEl-DarazMaleMorocco
WendyEssumanFemaleGhana
IreneFumoFemaleMozambique
AgnesFuseseFemaleGhana
IrakozeGhislainMaleRwanda
Tashinga EvanthiaGwendereFemaleZimbabwe
ZiitheHiwaFemaleMalawi
SiwaphiweHlazoFemaleSouth Africa
Désiré Amèvi IsidoreHoungnigbeMaleBenin
DianaImaliFemaleKenya
DenyseIradukundaFemaleRwanda
AbakarIssaMaleChad
First NameLast NameGenderCountry
LeilaKadouriFemaleAlgeria
ThabithaKamaloFemaleGhana
NelsonKamangaMaleMalawi
MwikisaKanguyaMaleZambia
FabiolaKanyoni IsimbiFemaleRwanda
GaongalelweKeorapetseMaleBotswana
StacyKiokoFemaleKenya
Chrysosom AgyeiKumiMaleGhana
CarolineKuriaFemaleKenya
ChristopherKuzagbeMaleGhana
BertrandKwibukaMaleRwanda
JaafarLaaljMaleMorocco
MandegMahamoudFemaleDjibouti
GoodluckMalataMaleTanzania
Paul MichaelMaluguluMaleTanzania
SiehMansarayMaleSierra Leone
Domingos AfonsoManuelMaleAngola
DavidMasoperhMaleGhana
Ababacar SadikhMbengueMaleSenegal
ShangalisoMbiliMaleSouth Africa
MannoakgotlaMedupeMaleBotswana
AhmedMeshrefMaleEgypt
LineoMileFemaleLesotho
ThabangMmeseMaleBotswana
AurelioMofugaFemaleTanzania
HafsaMohamedFemaleSomalia
TumisoMokakangweMaleBotswana
Patrick MetuschelahMokoMaleDRC
Gogontle LynetteMonnaatlalaFemaleBotswana
MichaellaMpunduFemaleBurundi
ZuberyMsemoMaleTanzania
JoiceMsolokaFemaleTanzania
DaisyMukasaFemaleKenya
NathanMusweuMaleZambia
CosmasMwamwembeMaleZambia
WenseslausMwitaMaleTanzania
SimonMzaziMaleTanzania
First NameLast NameGenderCountry
Kangah VenanceN’GuessanMaleCote d’Ivoire
FatoumataNagibFemaleGambia
OliviaNassuunaFemaleUganda
TakudzwaNdoroMaleZimbabwe
LeahNgariFemaleKenya
KondwaniNgulubeMaleZambia
FatumaNjuwilaFemaleTanzania
AdaezeNkemeluFemaleNigeria
XolaniNkosiMaleSouth Africa
LindokuhleNkunaFemaleSouth Africa
Kebuya PamelaNuchaFemaleCameroon
SharleenNyakundiFemaleKenya
ClideOdhiamboMaleUganda
ChimfekaOgboMaleNigeria
JimmyOnyaiMaleUganda
KatlegoPaakanyoFemaleBotswana
MahalinoroRazafimanjatoFemaleMadagascar
NyeleshiRebeccaFemaleTanzania
Yasmina Chelcis WendensoSavadogoFemaleBurkina Faso
HafidSenhajiMaleMorocco
KellysonSiamunjoMaleZambia
Bayo Andrea Rita ArmandeTanoFemaleCote d’Ivoire
NouhanToureMaleGuinea
Jean PaulTumusifuMaleRwanda
AloysiusTumusiimeMaleUganda
DianeTuyisengeFemaleRwanda
EbereUkohFemaleNigeria
GloriaWafulaFemaleKenya
EdenWagariFemaleEthiopia
FrancisWalkerMaleSouth Africa
EricWamuguMaleKenya
JoyWamunyuFemaleKenya
AndrewYoungMaleGhana
Kodjovi ApélétéZotogloMaleTogo

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A Joint Partnership

The Scholarship Program is a joint partnership between the Graça Machel Trust, the Mandela Institute for Development Studies, and African Leadership University.

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