African Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship Program
Description: The African Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship Program is currently open for citizens of Senegal and South Africa. The deadline to apply is April 28, 2015 for study programs starting in September 2015.
Date: 22 April 2015
The African Leaders of Tomorrow (ALT) Scholarship Program commemorates the late Nelson Mandelaís commitment to social justice and equity by supporting young African professionals to become leaders in public policy and administration. The ALT Scholarship Program will grant scholarships to young African women and men to pursue a Masterís degree in public administration, public policy or public finance in Canada. Scholarships will be awarded based on merit to young professionals from a range of sub-Saharan countries. The Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) in collaboration with The Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC) will implement the ALT Scholarship Program with the objective of contributing to a strong and effective public sector in sub-Saharan Africa. Special consideration will be given to equitable representation across the continent and to the advancement of women leaders.
This program is undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD), and The MasterCard Foundation.
The ALT Scholarship Program has two components:
- An academic component where the recipient of the scholarship will complete a one to two year Master level program in public administration, public policy or public finance at a Canadian university;
- A professional development component where the recipient of the scholarship will carry out a comprehensive professional development plan which will include the development of a case study focusing on their home country, as well as exposure to Canadian knowledge, innovation and best practices in public administration and policy through mentoring, webinars and networking events.
2015 Competition (for program of study starting in September 2015): the deadline to apply was extended to April 28. Only citizens from South Africa and Senegal will be eligible.
2016 Competition (for program of study starting in September 2016) will be launched in August 2015 and will be open to citizens from most countries in sub-Saharan Africa.
For application details, please see: http://www.cbie-bcei.ca/what-we-do/student-portal/eligibility/
We encourage student applicants to consider UBC and our professional Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs program, which will begin in September, 2015.