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African Youth Excellence (AYE) Awards 2016

Deadline: April 14, 2016

Applications are invited for the 2016 African Youth Excellence (AYE) Awards. AYE honors young Africans pursuing outstanding projects in their respective fields, while providing a platform for the discussion of pressing issues affecting the youth.

Award Categories: Young African in Arts, Young African in Public Service, Young African in ICT, Young African Scholar,Young African Entrepreneur, Young African in Leadership, Top High School Student.

Eligibility: To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age and not older than 35
  • Be of an African descent (Applicant was born in Africa or born in the US but parents are originally from Africa).
  • Be a resident in the United States. No Exceptions!
  • Show leadership, innovation, creativity, and/or entrepreneurship in their area of focus.
  • High School students must be 18 or turning 18.
  • High School applicants must be graduating students. AYE will verify the academic background of students who are nominated.


Hot Jobs: The Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program – US Embassy Nigeria

Deadline: April 30, 2016

The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy Abuja invites applications from qualified Nigerians wishing to teach Hausa or Yoruba languages and cultures to American students in U.S. universities and colleges.

The Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) program is a nine month non-degree course funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by the Institute of International Education. The objective of the program is to strengthen foreign language instruction at U.S. colleges, universities, and some high schools, while providing future teachers from abroad the opportunity to refine their skills, increase their English language proficiency, and expand their knowledge of U.S. society and culture.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must be teachers of English or in training to become teachers of English.
  • Applicants must possess a university degree in English, Language Arts, or combined honors.
  • Applicants must be fluent in English, demonstrated by a TOEFL score of 79-80 (Internet based testing) or 6.0 (overall score International English Language Testing System-IELTS).
  • Applicants must be between 21 and 29 years old at the time of application.
  • Applicants must demonstrate maturity, dependability, integrity and professionalism.
  • Applicants must be physically present in their home country throughout the nomination and selection process.
  • FLTA fellows must return to their home countries upon completion of their programs to teach English at the secondary or university level.

NWAG Scholarship in Nigeria – Worth N50,000!

Deadline: May 31, 2016

Female Undergraduates in Nigerian Universities are invited to apply for the 2016 NWAG Scholarship. The Nigerian Women Association of Georgia (NWAG) is awarding 37 one-time scholarships, one per state of origin as well as one for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), to students in Nigerian universities.

So far, NWAG has shipped over $1m (One million dollars) worth of medical supplies to various states in Nigeria. In addition, NWAG supports ten orphanages with their nutritional program all across Nigeria and in Atlanta, Georgia.

Scholarship: Worth N50,000 each

Eligibility: Candidate should be a Nigerian Female Undergraduate Student in a Nigerian University.


Total Energy Summer School 2016 (Fully-funded)

Deadline: April 15, 2016

Do you want to join 80 fellow students as well as leading faculty from around the world for four days of stimulating learning and discussion on the energy industry? Apply for the Total Energy Summer School (TESS) 2016.

The Total Energy Summer School (TESS) is your chance to join a dynamic community of current and future energy leaders, working with industry stakeholders and leading academics and experts. The programme for the Summer School will focus on new global challenges and their impact on both the energy sector and the world of education. Through a stimulating mix of lectures and group activities, students will work together with educators and industry stakeholders to explore the energy of the future.

The Summer School will take place in Fontainebleau (near Paris), France, from 10 to 13 July 2016.

To be considered for a place at TESS, funded by Total, you will need:

  • To be at or above the age of majority in your country
  • To be registered as a student at a recognised degree awarding institution
  • To have an excellent level of speaking and understanding in English
  • To be able to demonstrate your interest in energy and motivation to attend the event
  • To be available for travel (at Total’s expense) to France from 10 to 13 July 2016


TEG Postgraduate Training Fellowship in Medical Statistics

Deadline: April 17, 2016

The TEG Postgraduate Training Fellowship in Medical Statistics which is funded by the UK Medical Research Council (MRC), provides support for two years training in medical statistics. For the first year the successful applicant will study for the MSc degree in Medical Statistics at the London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (LSHTM).

This will be followed by a one-year professional attachment at one of the African centres associated with the research programme of the Tropical Epidemiology Group (TEG) at the School. During the professional attachment, training Fellows will develop their statistical and research skills by working on studies with guidance from TEG staff.

Fellowship Award: The fellowship will provide costs for fees, stipend (GBP 15,000 per annum) and return air travel. This support is intended to foster excellence in the field of medical statistics and epidemiology in sub-Saharan Africa.

Eligibility: Candidates must

  • Be resident in and a national of a country in sub-Saharan Africa;
  • Be in possession of an excellent first degree with a background in mathematics, statistics or a related subject;
  • Have at least 1 year of work experience in medical statistics or epidemiology.
  • Support will not be given as a supplement to other funding, nor to students who have funding from other sources.

World Bank Group Analyst Program 2016

Deadline: April 5, 2016

The World Bank Group Analyst Program is a new and unique opportunity for exceptionally talented young people with a passion for international development to contribute to solving some of the world’s most pressing problems.

To be competitive for this highly selective program, you need to demonstrate a commitment to development, analytical thinking, proven academic success, and leadership potential.


  • Citizenship of a member country of the World Bank Group
  • Passion to contribute to the World Bank Group mission to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity
  • 28 years of age or younger (i.e., born on or after January 1st, 1988)
  • Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in relevant field. Candidates who are currently pursuing a degree are eligible if the degree will be awarded by December 31, 2016
  • One to three years of work experience in one or more specialty areas (see Application and Selection Process )
  • Analytical thinking, proven academic success, strong written and oral communication skills, and leadership potential
  • Experience working or studying in developing countries is preferred
  • Fluency in English is required. Fluency or proficiency in other languages, in particular Arabic, Chinese, French, Portuguese, Spanish or Russian, is preferred.


2016 Sussex Nigeria Scholarships – Award amount up to £5,000

Deadline: August 1, 2016

As part of a wider initiative to invest in excellence, the University of Sussex is delighted to offer scholarships to overseas fee paying students from Nigeria admitted to start an eligible Masters course in September 2016. The scholarship is worth £3,000 for applicants that meet the eligibility criteria and will be awarded as a fee reduction upon registering at Sussex.

For applicants holding/expecting to achieve a First Class degree, equivalent to a British Bachelors Honours degree from a Higher Education Institution in Nigeria, the award will automatically be enhanced to £5,000.


  • Candidate must be a national of Nigeria;
  • Be a self-financing student and have accepted an offer of a full-time place on a Masters course at the University of Sussex commencing in September 2016.
  • Must meet the published academic requirements for chosen course.
  • If your offer of a place is conditional you will need to meet the conditions of your offer before you are admitted to the University and awarded the scholarship;
  • To receive the enhanced award, you will be required to provide evidence of your First Class degree from a recognised institution in Nigeria;


University of Sheffield’s Charitable Trust Masters Scholarships 2016

Deadline: May 13, 2016

University of Sheffield in collaboration with the Allan and Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust and the Sheffield Institute for International Development, is offering 12 scholarships (over 3 years) targeted at international students from developing countries for a number of courses that are affiliated with the Sheffield Institute for International Development.

Scholarship Worth

There are four scholarships available to academically strong individuals from developing countries. Each scholarship offers the following:

  • A full tuition fee waiver
  • Maintenance for University accommodation and a monthly stipend

Eligibility : You must hold an offer for one of the eligible courses to study at the University of Sheffield in 2016 by Friday 29th April 2016.

Scholarship For MSc. Public Health for Eye Care at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine(Fully-Funded)

Deadline: May 13, 2016

The Commonwealth Eye Health Consortium is offering scholarships for candidates from low- and middle-income African Commonwealth countries who have been accepted to study for a Masters Public Health for eye care at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

The Masters in Public Health for Eye Care at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine aims to train world leaders in prevention of blindness and to strengthen research and academic capacity for eye care programmes and training facilities, particularly in low- and middle-income countries.


The applicant must:

  • come from low or middle income Commonwealth countries that are less represented in the alumni body of the MSc Public health for eye care
  • work in regions where there are severe constraints in human resources for eye health
  • work in regions where there are no / limited training opportunities in PHEC / community eye health
  • demonstrate previous involvement / commitment to community eye health activities or VISION2020 programmes
  • present a clear career plan in public health for eye care, which they will realistically
  • be able to follow on completion of the MSc
  • have experience in public health for eye care based research and/or training in eye care
  • fulfil the UK Border Agency English Language Requirement by passing the LSHTM English language requirement by 13 May, 2016.

World Summit Youth Award 2016 for Young Social Entrepreneurs

Deadline: July 15, 2016

Applications are now open for the 2016 World Summit Youth Award (WSYA). This is a unique global contest which brings together young developers and digital entrepreneurs who use internet and mobile technology to put the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into action and make a difference. The WSYA selects and promotes best practice in e-Content.

Are you younger than 30? Have developed a social project with Internet or Mobile Technology? Do you want to make a difference in the world, your country or community? Are you committed social entrepreneur and are eager to give your project a new drive? Then you should apply for the World Summit Youth Award and get the chance to bring your project on a global stage!

Formal Criteria are:

  • Age:you have to be younger than 30 (born after January 1, 1986)
  • Category:your project must fit into one of the WSYA Categories
  • Language:The project itself can be in any language. The Application has to be in English as the Jury has to understand what your project is about to be able to evaluate it properly.
  • Application form:Personal and project information needs to be complete. You don’t have to write endless texts but please make sure that we as outsiders can understand what you want to achieve with your project and why you think your project is outstanding.
  • The Youthaward accepts only launched projects or beta versions, no ideas.

All Bar None 2016 Scholarship to attend One Young World Summit – Ottawa, Canada

Deadline: April 25th, 2016 (Scholarship deadline)

Apply to attend the annual One Young World Summit! This Summit brings together the most valuable young talent from global and national companies, NGOs, universities and other forward-thinking organisations. Delegates to the Summit meet and make lasting connections with peers from almost every industry, sector and country. No youth led movement outside of the Olympic Games represents as many nationalities as the One Young World Summit.

During the Summit delegates debate, formulate and share innovative solutions for the pressing issues the world faces. They will hear and be heard by world leaders acting as the One Young World Counsellors. Past Counsellors include Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, Bob Geldof, Kofi Annan, Sir Richard Branson, Professor Muhammad Yunus, Mary Robinson, Jack Dorsey and Arianna Huffington.


If you are a leader aged 18 – 30 with a passion for global issues and a track record of making a significant impact in your community, country or organisation then you could be part of this year’s One Young World delegation 2015.