The East African Development Bank and the Africa-America Institute in the USA announce the call for applications for the 2018-2019 EADB Math, Science, Technology, and Engineering University Scholarship Program.

In partnership with the Africa-America Institute (AAI), the East African Development Bank (EADB) launched the EADB Math, Science, Technology and Engineering University Scholarship Program in 2015 to support the capacity of regional faculty teaching in fields (science, technology, engineering and math) which are critical to local employment and the growth of national economies.

The fast-track, 12-month scholarships provide experienced teachers and lecturers from EADB member countries (Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda) to earn a Masters’ degree in science, technology, engineering and Math (STEM) at Rutgers University in New Jersey, USA.

Worth of Award

  • The fast-track, 12-month scholarships provide experienced teachers and lecturers from EADB member countries (Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda) to earn a Masters’ degree in science, technology, engineering and Math (STEM) at Rutgers University in New Jersey, USA.
  • Since 2015, eight students have received this full scholarship to pursue a graduate degree at Rutgers University.
Eligibility

To be eligible for this prestigious scholarship, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a citizen of one of the following countries: Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Uganda
  • A university graduate with a bachelor’s degree with first class/upper second honors in mathematics, sciences or engineering
  • Have at least three (3) years of teaching experience in a STEM-related field at a public institution in East Africa;
  • Currently working full-time in public, government-owned educational institutions
  • Committed to returning to their home country, to teach in a public government-owned institution which is a mandatory requirement.
  • Diligent in successfully completing the application process by the allotted deadlines at Rutgers University

How to Apply

To apply, please submit these:

  • A copy of your Bachelor’s degree
  • Transcripts of your grades
  • A completed application form
  • A copy of your valid Passport
  • A copy of your GRE scores**** (due in phase 2 with your application to Rutgers University, April 1)
  • One-page essay on how you imagine the masters level education would advance your own career; and how you would then make a positive impact in advancing STEM skills development in your home country; also specify why you should be added to the pool of the applicants to apply to Rutgers University?
  • Letter of support from your employer committing to employ you on completion of studies and confirming that your role is currently that of a teacher or lecturer in the STEM field.

All submissions must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format. Terms and conditions apply.

Deadline: application closes March 7, 2018.

Click here for more details and to apply

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