Iduka “LinkedIn® Challenge” Scholarship

25 Sep

To celebrate President Barack Obama’s visit to LinkedIn Corporation on Monday, Iduka is excited to offer through its African Pilot Project, a number of “LinkedIn® Challenge” Scholarships.

President Barack Obama

Iduka was formed in response to the need to make college more affordable in our communities, our nation, and the world. In early December 2008, a group of Obama For America volunteers from Port St. Lucie, Florida met to organize a program to help students reach their goal of higher education. The group established a financial aid process that can bring meaningful change in our society.

The purpose of these Iduka “LinkedIn® Challenge” Scholarships is to make post-secondary education more affordable for our African Pilot Project students and to give them a chance to pay back by volunteering in their local communities. Scholarship recipients must agree to volunteer at local Iduka Chapters to promote our programs and the value of professional social networking that LinkedIn has to offer to college students around the world.

“LinkedIn is expanding rapidly. We have two new members joining every second.” Said Miguel Martim, Iduka’s volunteer Excutive Director and a LinkedIn employee. “Everyone from top CEO’s to President Barack Obama has a LinkedIn profile. We want our students to learn the basics of LinkedIn and start to develop a strategy for success while they’re still in college.”

We encourage all eligible African students, including our student volunteer interns to participate in this challenge. For more information about eligibility and application instructions, please click here.


(Image source: The White House. Author: Pete Souza. LinkedIn is a registered trademark of LinkedIn Corporation.)


14 Responses to “Iduka “LinkedIn® Challenge” Scholarship”

  1. Burton Danet, Ph.D. September 25, 2011 at 11:48 pm #

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    What is required is the participation and support from all corners of the globe. Half of the world’s population is age 30 and under. It is the children of the world whose futures are at stake and who can be encouraged to become the leaders of the future who will avoid the squandering of billions of dollars rather than taking existing resources, IDUKA is a prime mover for supporting education!

  2. ssenyonjo wilberforce September 26, 2011 at 12:44 am #

    When does it start?

    • Iduka September 29, 2011 at 10:35 pm #

      The way it will work best is for serious candidates to:

      1. Create a LinkedIn profile.
      2. Submit initial application.
      3. Perfect the LinkedIn profile.

      The absolute deadline is Dec. 31, but those that apply now will have a chance to get proper training in how to build a “qualifying” profile that meets this challenge’s criteria. This training will be provided through local Iduka chapters.

  3. KABINE September 29, 2011 at 5:30 am #

    The back school in Mali is scheduled for Monday, October 3, 2011.

    • Iduka September 29, 2011 at 10:30 pm #

      Kabiné, We want to see many applications from Mali! They can all be done in French.

  4. felcia November 27, 2011 at 2:16 am #

    Bonjour a l’équipe.
    je n’arrive pas a retrouver mon document Google. Je suis Felicia du Cameroun. Que dois je faire?
    Je suis en retard par rapport aux informations, puis je les avoir en français dans ma boite?

  5. felcia November 29, 2011 at 12:43 am #


  6. UWAYO Laurien. October 3, 2012 at 1:52 pm #

    what are required conditions to gain scholarship in IDUKA CORPORATION?
    Anyone who is aware of that can please inform us we’ll be pleased.
    Thank you for everybody to respond to my question.


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