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Ambassadors

This is a space for our Africademics Scholarship Ambassadors to share their thoughts, ideas, and projects, to tell their stories, and to inspire others to join the Africademics community. If you would like to learn more about our Scholarship Ambassador Programme, or if you would like to join our team, please get in touch with us via our contact form!

Launched in May 2020, the pilot round of our Ambassador Programme consisted of 24 students, alumni, researchers and lecturers from 22 different universities in 10 African countries. In February 2021, we welcomed the first official cohort of 30 Scholarship Ambassadors who are currently in the final stages of their 6-month online training course which will prepare them for their role as scholarship advisors and mentors.

Meet our team of Scholarship Ambassadors below and let us know if you would like to book a personal consultation with one of them!

Edwin from Kenya, Commonwealth Distance Learning Master's Scholarship holder at Leeds Beckett University in the UK.
Jenninah from Kenya, Ruforum scholarship holder and Master's student in Agronomy at the University of Eldoret.
Ibraheem from Nigeria, Banach scholarship holder and Master's student at WorldQuant University in Poland.
Lize-Mari from South Africa, LLM graduate and recipient of several scholarships and travel bursaries.
Mary from Zambia, Master's graduate in International Business and Mandela Rhodes Scholarship alumna.
Ernest from Zimbabwe, Master's graduate in Supply Chain Management and DAAD scholarship alumnus.
Deborah from Ghana, Master's graduate in Water, Environment & Sanitation and World Bank scholarship alumna.
Mukundi from South Africa, PhD student in Insect Science and recipient of DAAD and NRF scholarships.
Mapaseka from Lesotho, Social Work graduate and National Manpower Development Secretariat scholarship alumna.
Marilyn from Zimbabwe, Master's graduate in Development Studies and aspiring academic.
Obakeng from Botswana, Master's student and Indian Council for Cultural Relations scholarship holder.
Nthuseng from Lesotho, undergraduate student and scholarship recipient at the National University of Lesotho.
Felix from Zimbabwe, PhD student at the University of Birmingham, UK, and alumnus of various scholarship programmes.
Caroline from Zimbabwe, PhD student at UKZN and recipient of several scholarships and fellowships.
Mary from Nigeria, Master's student at the University of Stirling, UK, and Commonwealth Shared Scholarship recipient.
Sandra from Ghana, Master's graduate, farmer, prospective PhD student and Government of Ghana Bursary alumna.
Thabiso from South Africa, LLM student and scholarship holder at Yenching Academy of Peking University in China.
Moloko from South Africa, postgraduate student at Tshwane University of Technology and EWSETA Bursary alumna.
Olga from Zimbabwe, Master's graduate, researcher at Midlands State University and AERC Scholarship alumna.
Join our next cohort of Africademics Scholarship Ambassadors - applications will be open until 25 January!