The Zawadi Africa Education Fund calls on academically outstanding African females from indigent backgrounds to apply for the 2013 Zawadi Africa Education Fund Scholarships tenable in the United States of America.

The program is designed to provide scholarships to academically gifted girls from disadvantaged backgrounds from Africa to pursue higher education in the US. The Zawadi Africa Education Fund is based on the highly successful Kennedy/Mboya Student airlifts of the 1960?s, through a partnership with individuals and institutions with an interest in creating leadership opportunities for girls in Africa.

Worth of Awards

  • On average, the program pays for less than 10% of the total cost of a 4-year education, with the balance funded by merit based college grants and scholarships.
  • The students are all required to be partners in this initiative, by holding down on- campus jobs to pay for books and incidentals


Applicants must:

  • Be a girl
  • Has demonstrated academic excellence (A)
    • · Has demonstrated leadership qualities.(A prefect, demonstrates initiative)
    • · Has overcome insurmountable odds to attain academic excellence (financially)

  How to Apply

  • · If you meet the above criteria please download Application Form and Fill it out
  • Attach a one page Biography TYPED of yourself with a passport photo highlighting your family background, educational background, hobbies and activities you have undertaken in school and in your community and your aspirations.
  • Short listed candidates will be called for an interview a month after the submission of this application.
  • Email completed application to Zawadi adminstrator in your country , with the subject “Zawadi 2013 application”

Email addresses are:

Kenya : [email protected]

Uganda: [email protected]

Ghana: [email protected]

Deadline: applications are still open and deadline will be announced by the organizers, hurry up and apply.

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