Iduka “LinkedIn® Challenge” Program

As part of this program, Iduka will be awarding “LinkedIn Profile Completeness” service grants and “LinkedIn Profile of Excellence” awards.

These grants and awards target underserved, underprivileged, and underrepresented  African students who live and intend to pursue post-secondary education in an African country participating in the Iduka Africa Pilot Project.

The Iduka “LinkedIn Challenge Program” starts with a “LinkedIn Profile Completeness” service grant. This grant will evaluate the strength of your LinkedIn, which must be 100% completed before it may be considered for the “LinkedIn Profile of Excellence” award.

This is a terrific opportunity for you to complete your LinkedIn profile and be nominated to receive one of Iduka’s “LinkedIn Profile of Excellence” awards of up to USD $1,000.00.¹

Application Guidelines

Applying to Iduka’s “LinkedIn® Challenge” program requires that you:

  • Are eligible and committed to the conditions of eligibility indicated below.
  • Have a complete LinkedIn public profile.²
  • Submit the Application Form to show your intention to participate in the challenge.

Note:  Since all applicants must have a LinkedIn profile to apply, the Application Form is only available through Iduka’s LinkedIn Company Page.


As an applicant you must:

  • be a resident of an African country participating in the Iduka Africa Pilot Project (iAPP).
  • be enrolled or applying to a post-secondary education institution/program accredited by the local government.
  • pay back the scholarship by volunteering³ at local Iduka Chapter or Iduka Field Partner.4
  • follow Iduka Corporation company page on LinkedIn.
  • join your region’s Iduka Group and your country’s Iduka National Council Group on LinkedIn.
  • invite you trusted connections on LinkedIn.
  • ask for a recommendation from teachers, professors, and direct supervisors who can confirm your qualifications to pursue post-secondary education.
  • share your career goals on the Summary section of your LinkedIn public profile.
  • fill out and submit the Application Form after creating a LinkedIn profile.

Submission Deadline


Application Form

To complete and submit your scholarship application, please visit Iduka Corporation LinkedIn Company Page.5

“LinkedIn® Challenge” Evaluation Criteria

To participate in Iduka’s “LinkedIn® Challenge” program, you must first create a LinkedIn account and then request a “LinkedIn Profile Completeness” service grant. Each LinkedIn profile will be evaluated according to a rigorous criteria, before you can be considered for a “LinkedIn Profile of Excellence” award. For more information about the evaluation criteria, please click here.

LinkedIn is a registered trademark of LinkedIn Corporation.

¹_ Amount of award will vary according to your needs and volunteer work.

²_ Please create your LinkedIn profile in the official language of your country, if supported by LinkedIn. LinkedIn currently supports all European languages spoken in African as official languages, but does not support Arabic.To create a LinkedIn public profile, please visit

³- Volunteer activities will include Iduka student outreach campaigns and workshops on how to use LinkedIn®.

4- You may have to start local Iduka Chapter.

5 – You must have a LinkedIn profile before submitting your scholarship application.


7 Responses to “Iduka “LinkedIn® Challenge” Program”

  1. Patrick Kmaotho September 26, 2011 at 4:51 pm #

    Amazing and exemplary.Looking forward to applying this amazing opportunity.
    Patrick Kamotho

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

      Good luck!

  2. Guyson October 2, 2011 at 9:47 am #

    I am in.


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