Applications for the 2018 Rolex Awards for Enterprise are now open. Five Rolex Awards will be offered to Young Leaders, between the ages of 18 and 30 years old, who have a ground-breaking proposal or initiative that will help to expand knowledge of our world and improve the quality of life on the planet.
List of African Youth Empowerment Programmes
Ahead of 2017, 3 new universities have currently been added to the 19 universities (6 USA universities, 3 Canadian Universities, 7 African Universities and 3 universities from other regions) which have been participating in the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program since 2012.
On Wednesday September 26, 2012, the MasterCard Foundation announced the launch of the 10 years MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program.
Application Deadline: 18 May 2016
Offered annually? Yes
Eligible Countries: All
Brief description: The Google Science Fair is a global online science and engineering competition open to individuals and teams from ages 13 to 18. Submit a science or engineering project and win unbelievable prizes.
The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders will empower 1,000 outstanding young people from sub-Saharan Africa through academic coursework, leadership training, and networking.
Application Deadline: 11 November 2015
Offered annually? Yes
Eligible Countries: Sub-Saharan Africa (see list below)
To be taken at (country): United States
Area of Study: Youth Leadership Development
The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders,
Brief description: With support from the United States Government, Youth Square Nigeria launches its call for application for the Accountability and Good Governance program for Women. The program aims to build the capacity of young FEMALE leaders in Nigeria on accountability, good governance and local policy development.
Field of Study: Accountability and Good Governance and Local Policy Development Program
The program will be held in 2 phases:
- An intensive 1-day capacity building session in June 2015.
This scholarship is now renamed Jim Ovia Scholarship program. Click here to learn more.
Scholarship Name: The Mankind United to Support Total Education (MUSTE) program is for undergraduate and higher degree studies only.
The Youth Empowerment and ICT Foundation is offering its MUSTE Scholarship funding for undergraduate study in Nigerian higher institutions for the duration of the program 2015
Accepted Subject Areas?
First it was ‘Tuke Tuke’, a car built by students of the University of Benin in May 2014. A car that, according to the Media Manager of Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria, Mr Precious Okolobo, passed international technical evaluation in Rotterdam, Netherland.
The car was to race at the 2014 Shell Eco-Marathon in Netherlands along with cars from 25 mostly advanced countries.
MasterCard Foundation CEO Reeta Roy announced in Cape Town on 3 December that Four African universities are to receive US$86.6 million over the next eight to 10 years from the MasterCard Foundation in scholarship funds and other support for economically disadvantaged young people.
Makerere University in Uganda, the universities of Pretoria and Cape Town in South Africa,
The Commonwealth Secretariat has launched a Young Professionals Programme as part of its ongoing commitment to youth development and empowerment.
Under the programme, qualified young people from Commonwealth member countries are given the opportunity to contribute to the Commonwealth’s work in international development and democracy, and to build their skills in its culturally diverse,
The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programmme is awarded to young people from the UN member States interested in contributing to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide.
UNV contributes to peace and development by advocating for recognition of volunteers, working with partners to integrate volunteerism into development programming, and mobilizing an increasing number and diversity of volunteers,