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Scholarship Contest: Step 2

19 Feb

Eric Gitta, Uganda Coordinator

Step 2: Evaluation

Iduka’s local representatives, like Eric Gitta in Uganda, are responsible for initial screening of applicants. Applicants will be evaluated based on: financial need, academic performance, leadership, volunteerism, character, creativity, and neatness of application. Upon this preliminary evaluation, all eligible applicants will advance to the second evaluation tier.

If your application makes it to the Scholarship Committee, you are considered to be a good fit for Iduka’s scholarship program. The committee will then evaluate all application essays and conduct the personal interviews. The Scholarship Committee will make final recommendations by the end of May, based on the following point system:

Nominator’s recommendation – 20 pts

Nominee’s application – 20 pts

Nominee’s essay – 30 pts

Interview – 30 pts

Do not forget that to qualify your nomination, application, essay, and petition must be completed by April 29, 2011. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Please contact our representative(s) in your country should you have additional questions. You may also send your queries to info (at) iduka (dot) org. Please type “Scholarship Contest” on the subject line.

The best of luck to all applicants!

Iduka Uganda - improvised poster!

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Scholarship Contest: Step 1

16 Feb

David Takawira, Zimbabwe Coordinator

Step 1: Nomination & Application

The nomination & application is the first step in a four-part process of our scholarship contest. To become an applicant you must be nominated by a third party. The nominator should be someone who can confirm your desire to pursue your post-secondary education and your qualifications, strengths, and abilities to meet the demands of a rigorous curriculum. Examples of nominators include, but are not limited to, teachers, college professors, community & religious leaders, and officers at a local community based organizations.

In order to be considered for the Iduka Scholarship Contest, you also need to fill out the online application form and write a 500 word essay. You are also required to sign Iduka’s online petition by requested deadline.

All nominations, applications, essay, and petition must be completed by April 29, 2011.

Please contact our representative(s) in your country should you have additional questions. You may also send your queries to info (at) iduka (dot) org. Please type “Scholarship Contest” on the subject line.

The best of luck to all applicants!

Mag Ngwira, Mozambique Coordinator

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Scholarship Deadline Extension

11 Feb

Raphael Njararuhi, Somalia Coordinator

We have extended our application deadline for the Iduka Scholarship Contest from February 28 to April 29. To apply, be sure to submit the online nominee application form, the nomination form, and the essay form. Also, please make sure to sign our current online petition by requested deadline.

Click on the link to learn more about the Iduka Scholarship Contest.

Best of luck to all students!… and a word of appreciation to all our student outreach members, including those not pictured below!

SOME OF OUR STUDENT VOLUNTEER INTERNS WORKING HARD TO MAKE IT HAPPEN


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Need more time to apply?

8 Feb

Joseph Waweru, Raphael Njararuhi, Mohamed Elmi - Iduka Somalia

Joseph Waweru, Hussein Hosh, Raphael Njararuhi - Iduka Somalia

TO APPLY…


Shehab Mekky, Egypt Coordinator

…JUST FOLLOW THESE TWO LINKS.


1) Click here to sign online petition.

2) And here for application instructions.


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Call For Scholarship Nominations

4 Feb

Junior Kashala, D.R. Congo Student Volunteer Intern

The 2011 Iduka Scholarship Contest is now accepting nominations.

Iduka will be awarding two scholarships to underserved, underrepresented, and/or underprivileged African students who reside and intend to pursue post-secondary education in an African country participating in Iduka’s Africa Pilot Project (iAPP).

We encourage all eligible African students, including our student volunteer interns to participate in this contest.

  • Student application must be completed and submitted by February 11, 2011.
  • The nomination, the student essay, and the online petition signing are due on February 28, 2011.

To learn more about the 2011 Iduka Scholarship Contest, please visit this…

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Neville Albert, Kenya - Scholarship Recipient

Micro-financing education, one student at a time.

Do not hesitate to contact our representatives in your country if you need any assistance regarding this initiative. You may also leave your queries or comments on this blog page.

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Survey Results

24 Jan

Thanks for the survey! This shows your openness to the project, but also it instills trust to members. Bravo and keep it up when it comes to issues of decision-making!” – one survey respondent

Survey results are in! We had 54 people fill out the online survey. Pretty good, considering it was only posted on our blog over this past weekend and only lasted three days.

Although this survey involved a small sample and was non scientific, it does offer a good range of opinions about the process among a group of people highly committed to the project.

The overall results are mixed, but quite instructive. Roughly half of you want Iduka to award the scholarships the non-traditional way, while the other half prefers us to stick to the traditional method of having a scholarship committee select the grantees. However, the majority of you indicated that you’d like to nominate a student and is willing to participate in the selection process if requested to vote in an online voting contest.

Some argue that the traditional way is boring and tedious, while the supporters of the traditional selection method voice their concern about the fairness of the online contest. Some respondents fear the possibility that the winner will end up being the “most popular” and not necessarily the most deserving underserved, underrepresented, and/or underprivileged student.

We would like to finish by sharing one comment from the survey. One person wrote: “What about a selection process that combines both the traditional and non traditional options?” We find that this suggestion will guarantee the integrity of the process while still enabling participation of our online supporters.

Thank you to those of you who provided your opinions. We will work hard to make the process fair, transparent, and fun. We will soon announce the application guidelines. So, please stay tuned if you are interested in participating in our upcoming round of scholarships.

Scholarship Process Survey

21 Jan

Iduka is planning to award more scholarships as part of its Pilot Project. We would like to know your opinion about our scholarship process.

Make sure to give us your opinion below and tell us your name and e-mail so we can notify you of the results.

Your opinion matters to us!









This survey was created to give you the opportunity to give us your opinion about our scholarship process. So, please feel free to share your thoughts, comments, and suggestions under additional comments.

Thank you for your time and participation in this survey!


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