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Scholarship Contest: Step 3

27 Feb

Bevis Omondi, Kenya Coordinator

Step 3: Selection

The iAPP scholarship committee will review, score, and interview all applicants that have advanced to the second round. Scholarship application reviewers will be given application package with personal information hidden from view to guarantee an honest and unbiased review and scoring.

Applicants who are asked to interview will be contacted by Email during the month of May to schedule an interview.

What are we looking for?

In order to be best considered, you should know that we are looking for the following criteria when evaluating your application:

  • How well you match our scholarship target areas.
  • Demonstrated service and commitment to your community.
  • Long-term goals and aspirations.
  • Leadership potential.
  • Well written essay with examples that showcase your passion for higher education.

Iduka’s Scholarship Committee will make the final selection of the five (5) female and five (5) male applicants to be submitted for peer-voting based on need and who best meets the established criteria. Applicants will be informed no later than Tuesday, May 31, 2011 of the scholarship committee’s decisions.

Deadline reminder

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!

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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!

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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Scholarship Contest: Application Guidelines

1 Feb

Satang Nabaneh, The Gambia Coordinator & Regional Secretary

Many of you have requested more information about our upcoming scholarship contest. So we decided to compile a sample of your queries and share with all of our online friends. Applying to Iduka’s scholarship contest is as easy as 1-2-3:

1. Make sure you are eligible.

2. Ask someone familiar with your academic and leadership abilities to nominate you.

3. Fill out and submit the Nominee Application Form.

Am I eligible to participate in this scholarship contest?

  • Applicants must be residents of an African country participating in our Iduka Africa Pilot Project (iAPP).
  • Applicants must be enrolled or applying to a post-secondary education institution/program accredited by local government.
  • Applicants must agree to pay back grant by volunteering at Iduka and/or at other local nonprofit organizations.
  • Applicants must be nominated by someone who can confirm your qualifications to pursue post-secondary education.
  • Applicants must submit a typed, taped or videotaped essay addressing one essay question, your career goals and the reason why a particular post-secondary institution was chosen.
  • Applicants must submit one photo.

Can interns also participate?

Yes. We encourage all our eligible student volunteer interns to apply.

When is the deadline for the application?

Both nomination and student application need to be submitted by April 29, 2011, midnight Easter Standard Time.


Wilfred Tanibum, Cameroon Coordinator

 

 

When can I apply?

The Application Form as well as the Nomination Form will be available online on Monday, February 7, 2011.

In the meantime eligible students who are interested in participating should contact prospective sponsors to act as their nominators. Applicants can also start  signing our current online petition requesting African leaders to protect and revitalize higher education.

How will Iduka evaluate applicants?

The Country Coordinator(s) overseeing Iduka’s pilot project in the country of residency of student will be responsible for initial screening of applicants. Upon initial evaluation, Country Coordinator(s) will submit all eligible applicants to the Scholarship Committee for further evaluation.

Iduka will use the following guidelines to evaluate each applicant:

Nominator’s recommendation – 20 pts

Nominee’s application – 20 pts

Nominee’s essay – 30 pts

Interview – 30 pts

Saida Ounissi, Tunisia Coordinator

How will Iduka select finalists?

Iduka in consultation with Country Coordinators and Sub-Region Coordinators will make the final selection by the end of May. A total of five (5) male and five (5) female applicants will then be submitted for popular voting.

When will Iduka select finalists?

Applicants will be informed by the end of May of the Scholarship Committee’s decisions.

When will voting take place?

Voting will take place online during a period of 30 days starting on June 1, 2011.

How will Iduka choose the winner?

The male and female candidates with most votes will be awarded an Iduka scholarship to be disbursed the following school term.

If you have any questions, please contact our representative in your country or email us at info (at) iduka (dot) org.

Good luck to y’all!

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