Monthly Archives: September 2009

Xtend foundation fellowships for African students

[UPDATE: Just communicated with the scholarship founder, and the deadline for application is October 31, so there is still time.... APPLY!!!]

I’m sorry for the long delay in posting to this blog! I have been travelling and busy and have not had as much news to update.

Here’s something a bit late (the deadline is October 1–UPDATE–Make that October 31), but which still might be useful (there are still a few days left in September!). A friend of mine has started a small scholarship fund to help exceptional African students fund their undergraduate education in Africa. According to the Xtend foundation website, they

“granted 6 (six) scholarships [...] in 2008 and hope to award an additional 25 (twenty five) scholarships to exceptional African undergraduate students during the 2009/2010 academic session.

The applicants awarded last year were all from south-western Nigerian universities; however, the goal of the founders is to help fund students throughout Africa.

Applicants must have a 3.5/5.0 GPA and come from families with an annual income less than $10,000. The application must include personal university information like a student ID number, name of department, and GPA, as well as reference information from the Head of Department and another lecturer. There is also a short 500 word essay explaining why you deserve the fellowship.

The application window is between August 1 and October 31. You can find out more information and download the application file at http://www.xtendfoundation.org/application.