10 Amazing Scholarships in the USA for African Students in 2023
1) The Fulbright Scholarship
The Fulbright Scholarship offers grants for students, teachers, researchers and professionals to conduct research or study abroad. The scholarship program is sponsored by the United States Department of State and is one of the most prestigious awards available today.
Only recently has there been a scholarship specifically aimed at providing education opportunities to African students interested in studying in America. It’s worth noting that while many countries have Fulbright scholarships, not all provide assistance to international students—only a few are earmarked specifically for non-U.S. citizens.
2) Harvard Scholarship
The Harvard Scholarship is awarded to one or more qualified applicants each year. Preference will be given to residents of Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa and Swaziland who have demonstrated significant leadership potential and have a record of high academic achievement. The scholarship amount may vary from $5,000 to $8,000 per year.
Scholarship recipients may pursue studies in any field at any institution with which Harvard has an educational affiliation worldwide. If you are interested in applying for this scholarship then make sure you submit your application before March 15th 2023.
3) American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH)
The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) is a scientific and professional organization that promotes global health through innovation, research, education, advocacy, service and leadership.
With over 6,000 members worldwide, ASTMH’s mission is to improve human health by advancing knowledge about disease in Africa and other underserved regions. The society works towards these goals through publishing multiple journals as well as holding conferences every year.
4) University Of Michigan, School Of Public Health Summer Research Fellowship Program
The University of Michigan School of Public Health offers a variety of fellowship programs for those interested in summer research, including our Global Health and International Development Fellowship Program. Candidates should have an interest in global health and development-related issues.
Previous academic interests may include anthropology, economics, geography, history, international relations, political science/international affairs or public health/health policy/environmental health/global health. The deadline to apply is February 14th.
5) Chevening Scholarship
The Chevening Scholarship offers a unique package of financial support, mentoring and networking to outstanding students from around 100 countries who wish to study or research at postgraduate level in a UK university. Successful candidates will be able to study an MA, MSc, MBA, MRes or PhD anywhere in the UK.
The scholarship is open to both UK and international students. Applicants should demonstrate academic excellence, leadership potential and active participation in their communities through activities such as voluntary work, student societies etc.
6) Kennedy Memorial Fellowships
The Kennedy Memorial Fellowships award a $25,000 annual stipend to young men and women from disadvantaged backgrounds who demonstrate outstanding intellectual promise and dedication to public service. Preference is given to those intending a career in public service.
Criteria: Those interested must be U.S. citizens; however, international students may apply if they are already permanent residents or hold student visas that will allow them to study full-time at an accredited college or university throughout academic year 2022-2023
7) Ford Foundation Foreign Study/Research Grants Program
The Ford Foundation Foreign Study/Research Grants Program (FS/RGP) supports opportunities that provide a rigorous academic experience through exposure to other cultures and countries. The program supports full-time study or research abroad at U.S. or non-U.S. universities, in any area of social sciences, humanities, arts, or education; provides funding up to $25,000 per year; and may be awarded up to three times over a career.
8) Department of State Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS)
The Department of State Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS) provide funding to undergraduate students of exceptional promise who are pursuing intensive foreign language training in less commonly taught languages.
FLAS scholarships support high-achieving undergraduate students at colleges and universities around the world, who have completed two years of study or demonstrated proficiency in a foreign language deemed critical to U.S. national security or economic interests; or area studies disciplines critical to U.S.
9) US Department of Energy International Student Research Fellowship (ISRF) Program
The ISRF program is one of many fellowship programs sponsored by DOE’s Office of Science and managed by Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU). The program provides opportunities for international students to pursue research careers that focus on basic scientific questions related to energy science.
Fellow stipends are provided at levels comparable to those available at US national laboratories and universities. If you are interested, you can apply until February 12, 2023.
10) Fulbright-Ngara Teaching Assistantship Program
This program is sponsored by The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and provides opportunities for American graduate students to live, study, and teach abroad while experiencing another culture.
In addition to providing a financial stipend, you’ll receive year-round support from Fulbright advisors as well as financial literacy training before you go abroad. Funding is available through UGA Study Abroad.
If you are planning to go abroad in pursuit of higher education, then getting a scholarship is a great way to finance your study. It’s also one of several reasons why you should choose universities and colleges that offer scholarships to international students.
Luckily, there are lots of scholarship programs available for African students, so you have a better chance at landing one. The following 10 top scholarships are designed specifically for students from Africa who wish to study abroad in America, but any student with clear passion and vision can apply.