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Pitch AgriHack West Africa – Win Investment For your Startup

Deadline: July 9, 2017

Pitch AgriHack West Africa 2017 is open for young ICT start-ups from the West African region offering services to the agriculture sector. The entrepreneurs should be owners of an already developed e-agriculture/ICT4Ag application or platform.

Pitch AgriHack will:

  • provide a business training boot camp to selected start-ups
  • conduct a pitching competition
  • offer grants and facilitate access to investments, additional capacity building, and promotional opportunities


Winning teams will receive from CTA a cash prize of up to €15,000, as well as promotional support, additional capacity building and networking opportunities. They may also benefit from investments from supporters of Pitch AgriHack.

World Economic Forum Global Leadership Fellows Programme

Deadline: August 15, 2017

As a Global Leadership Fellow at the World Economic Forum, your job will combine on-the-job
training in roles that vary from knowledge creation to project management to insight generation
to community curation. You will benefit from rigorous training in Systems Leadership through a
customized learning programme established in partnership with leading global universities, and
you will have the opportunity to work on your individual development with an experienced executive
coach. Throughout the three-year programme, you can expect to rotate at least once to another
role in the Forum giving you the opportunity to experience different parts of the organization.

Eligibility Requirement

  • Between four and eight years of full-time work experience
  • Master’s degree, from an accredited university, in any discipline
  • A high level of intellectual curiosity and humility
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Ability to think conceptually and globally about a broad range of issues
  • Experience in writing briefs, capturing information and generating insights
  • Ability to engage and interact with high-level stakeholders and present information with confidence
  • Adaptable and resilient; able to thrive in an ambiguous and dynamic environment
  • Ability to empathize with others and see the world through their lens
  • A high degree of energy, enthusiasm and positivie

Short Story Day Africa Prize

Short Story Day Africa’s theme for 2017 is “ID”. This year, we’re looking for innovative short fiction that explores identity, especially (but not limited to) the themes of gender identity and sexuality.

First prize: $800
Second prize: $200
Third prize: $100


  • Any African citizen or African person living in the diaspora*, as well as persons residing permanently (granted permanent residence or similar) in any African country, may enter.
  • Writers may only submit one story for the competition. Repeat entries by the same writer will be disqualified.
  • Writers are welcome to submit stories in any fiction genre.
  • Stories must be between 3000 and 5000 words in length.
  • Stories must be submitted in English. While you are free to incorporate other languages into your story, the story must be able to be understood fully by its English content.
  • Stories must be submitted online via Submittable between 1 July 2017 – 3 1 July 2017. The link to the submission form will be made live on 1 July 2017.

* Citizens of African countries or former citizens who have given up citizenship for whatever reason, and second generation Africans whose parents are/were African citizens.

** Please reread the guidelines on the submission’s platform before submitting your story as they may change depending on sponsorship.

MasterCard Foundation Scholarship Program – University of Pretoria

Deadline: August 30, 2017

The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program (MCFSP) targets academically qualified, yet economically disadvantaged young people in South Africa, SADC and the rest of Africa, who will contribute to the transformation of the continent. Community service is a necessary component of the Program with all students giving back to disadvantaged communities.

The identified scholars need to demonstrate a commitment to making a difference in their communities, having faced significant barriers to accessing and completing quality tertiary education. The Program provides a comprehensive scholarship, mentoring and counseling, academic support and access to work readiness skills.


  • Candidates should be citizens from Sub-Saharan African country.
  • Applicants should come from economically disadvantaged backgrounds and demonstrate financial neediness.
  • Candidates should demonstrate leadership potential and ought to be involved in a giving back project eg. in a community, at school, church etc
  • Academic excellence is paramount and students have to maintain a high academic average at all times.
  • Candidates need to be first time applicants as first year students in the degree programme.

If your MCFSP application is successful the Program will cover the following:

  • Full tuition fees
  • Accommodation in a UP residence
  • Meals
  • Books and printed material
  • A modest monthly stipend
  • Medical aid (Ingwe only)
  • Travel costs (one return trip for the duration of the study period)
  • Cost of one visa application for the duration of the study period.

How to Apply

  • Apply online at www.up.ac.za/apply. Alternatively, you can submit a hard copy of your application form. For more information, dial +27 (0)12 420 4297/6621 or send an email tomcfsp@up.ac.za for undergraduates and asanda.vumazonke@up.ac.za for postgraduates enquiries.
  • After your application has been submitted, it will be evaluated by members of the relevant faculty. The faculty will inform you whether you have been admitted.
  • Once you have been admitted, please contact mcfsp@up.ac.za to commence the process to apply for The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program immediately.

Columbia Business School Partial-tuition MBA Scholarships

Deadline: Varies with MBA Entry Dates

Columbia Business School is offering partial-tuition scholarships to qualified candidates, both domestic and international. Scholarships are mostly need-based, however, certain named scholarships have a merit component.

Amounts range from $7,500–$30,000 for those who qualify and based on funds available.

August-entry scholarship applications and related materials are due by January 17 or three weeks from the date of admission, whichever is later. January-entry scholarship applications and related materials are due by October 15 or three weeks from the date of admission, whichever is later


Entry: August ’18*
Early: Oct 4, 2017
Merit Fellowship Deadline: Jan 5, 2018
Final: Apr 11, 2018

Entry: January ’18*
Deadline: Oct 4, 2017

*All deadlines are at 11:59 PM New York Time

Entry: January ’18*
Deadline: Oct 25, 2017

EMBA-New York Saturday
Entry: May ’18*
Early: Jan 10, 2018
Final: Feb 21, 2018

EMBA-New York Fri/Sat
Entry: August ’18*
Early: Mar 21, 2018
Final: May 30, 2018

*All deadlines are at 11:59 PM New York Time

Sheffield Hallam University Tuition Fee Discount For Nigerians (Undergraduate & Postgraduate)

Deadline: 4 July 2017 || 20 Sept 2017 (UG) || Rolling (PG)

Sheffield Hallam University (SHU) is offering an automatic fee discount to all Nigeria domiciled students who are high-achieving when they apply to any of the full-time taught undergraduate or postgraduate degree courses starting in January or September at the university. In addition, Nigerian students get the chance to apply for a scholarship – the Transform Together Scholarships – which is exclusively for international and European Union (non-UK) students starting a full-time taught course at Sheffield Hallam University.

Sheffield Hallam University (SHU) is a public university in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. It is based on two sites; City Campus is located in the city centre, close to Sheffield railway station, and Collegiate Crescent Campus is about two miles away, adjacent to Ecclesall Road in south-west Sheffield. The university is the eighth largest university in the UK


  • You must be permanently domiciled in Nigeria
  • You must be a self-financing student eligible to pay international tuition fees
  • This offer is applicable to all full-time taught undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes. It will be applied pro rata to the Graduate Certificate International Pre-Masters Business and English (£1,500)
  • You must not have previously studied at Sheffield Hallam. If you have, visit our discounts for international alumni web page
  • You will only receive the discount for your first year of study
  • Your fee cannot also be discounted by another arrangement such as a corporate contract or partnership discount
  • You may qualify for both a discount and a scholarship but you will only be eligible to receive one of these offers. You would be able to accept the highest discount or scholarship that you are offered
  • You must meet the entry requirements in your offer letter before you can enroll
  • If you are eligible for the discount, you are still required to pay any relevant deposits and 50% of the remainder of the discounted fee before or at enrollment
  • All decisions on eligibility for these discounts are at the University’s discretion and are final