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Shakira Choonara 2023 Young African Scholarship Award For African Students

In 2022, we piloted the Shakira Choonara Young African Scholarship Award. The scholarship is an investment in young people a thriving Africa and African excellence. The first awardee, Ms Goitsemodimo Ditsele graduated with a Master of Arts in Development Studies from the University of Botswana in 2022.

The Shakira Choonara Young African Scholarship Award will be awarded each year to a deserving final year student at either the undergraduate or postgraduate level (Honors, Masters, PhD). The scholarship supports final year tuition fees for a disadvantaged student. The student must be pursuing a university degree and have a track record of academic excellence (70% or more in the current and previous years of study). Studies in the broader development field will be supported, desirable fields include health sciences and gender studies.


Shakira Choonara Young African Scholarship Award

Application DeadlineSeptember 15, 2023
TypeUndergraduate
SponsorShakira Choonara
GenderMen and Women
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Benefits of Shakira Choonara Young African Scholarship Award

The scholarship supports final year tuition fees for a disadvantaged student. 

Requirements for Shakira Choonara Young African Scholarship Award

  • Youth between the ages of 21-35 years-old
  • The applicant must be a citizen of any of the 54 African states
  • The applicant must be in the final year of studies (undergraduate or postgraduate) at an African university
  • Demonstrate financial need i.e. require the scholarship to settle final year tuition fees in order to complete their academic degree
  • A proven track record of academic excellence

We strongly encourage young women and youth from marginalized populations to apply. Only online applications will be accepted, incomplete applications will not be considered. Due to the high volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The student must be pursuing a university degree and have a track record of academic excellence (70% or more in the current and previous years of study). Studies in the broader development field will be supported, desirable fields include health sciences and gender studies.

Application Deadline

September 15, 2023

How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Shakira Choonara on form.jotform.com to apply

For more details, visit Shakira Choonara website


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