MINDS Diamond Empowerment Fund Scholarship 2019/2020

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Applications for invited from interested and suitably qualified candidates for the MINDS Diamond Empowerment Fund Scholarship 2019/2020. The Mandela Institute for Development Studies (MINDS) has partnered with the Diamond Empowerment Fund (DEF) to establish the first in a series of Diamond Empowerment Fund Scholarships.

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The Fund was inspired by Nelson Mandela who encouraged DEF’s co-founders to tell the world the positive impact Africa’s diamonds were having in building healthy and educated communities on the continent.

MINDS’ unique approach develops Pan-African leaders who have a lived understanding and experience on the continent and who, in turn, can facilitate regional economic integration and social cohesion. DEF is interested in contributing to creating a pool of young leaders committed to playing a critical role in achieving a more integrated African economy. The MINDS Diamond Empowerment Fund Scholarship will be earmarked for students from a diamond producing country whose chosen post-graduate study will be in a field that meets the needs for improving the quality of life for Africans.

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MINDS Diamond Empowerment Fund Scholarship Eligibility

  • Applications are open to qualifying students in the following eligible countries: Angola, Botswana, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Liberia, Namibia, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania and Zimbabwe;
  • Preference will be given to students who want to gain critical skills in short supply on the continent, e.g. in STEM areas like biotechnology, robotics, aerospace, nanotechnology, neuroscience, artificial intelligence, ICT law, mining taxation, agriculture technology, etc.

How to Apply for MINDS Diamond Empowerment Fund Scholarship

Candidates who have met the above criteria should CLICK HERE to apply.

For more information, visit MINDS Africa.

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Application Deadline: May 31, 2019

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