PATHWAYS Leadership for Progress Awards for Developing Countries in Kenya, 2013

Kenyatta UniversityDescription: PATHWAYS Leadership for Progress is a leadership program and is now accepting applications from highly qualified undergraduate students with financial need commencing studies in October 2013. The goals of the PATHWAYS program are to 1) develop the student’s leadership ability through supporting their efforts to improve their community, 2) facilitate the education and encourage career development of individuals who are highly qualified academically, motivated, and dedicated to improving their country, 3) provide mentoring to establish the future leader in his/her career and to assure the successful implementation of the community project and 4) foster lifelong civic – minded collaborations among youth from different ethnicities. Along with participation in this program is the availability fee assistance to those accepted to the University of Nairobi or Kenyatta University (only for students under the regular/module I programme).

Eligibility:-KCSE overall grade average of B+ or higher.
-Financial need.
-Strong interpersonal and educational skills.
-Written project proposal (Rationale, Background, Objectives, Methods, Anticipated Problems and Solutions, Implications), written in collaboration with a community group, that can be made sustainable during the 4 years of university education.
-The proposal may focus on any area (e.g. economic development, infrastructure, food production, conservation), but it must in some direct way seek to improve the country and its people.
-Include letter of support from the community group.
-Three letters of recommendation from secondary school teachers/education professionals (or equivalent) familiar with the student’s abilities (attach).
-Copies of KCPE/KCSE official results certificate and recent school reports (attach).
-Copies of acceptance letters from UoN/Kenyatta U or completed application form (attach).
-Estimated university expenses and a cost share plan.
-Recent photo of student (will not be returned).

How to Apply: The mode of applying is electronically or by post.

Subject: Various Courses

Level: It is an international leadership training program. Along with participation in this program, applicants can pursue undergraduate degree at University of Nairobi or Kenyatta University in Kenya.

Provider: PATHWAYS

For Which Country: Kenya and Nairobi (Africa)

For Whom: Open for disadvantaged youth (AIDS orphans, women, others) in developing countries (Afghanistan, Gambia, Mozambique, Bangladesh, The Guinea, Myanmar, Benin, Guinea-Bisau, Nepal, Burkina Faso, Haiti, Niger, Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Cambodia, Korea, Dem Rep., Sierra Leone, Central African Republic, Kyrgyz Republic, Somalia, Liberia, Tajikistan, Comoros, Madagascar, Tanzania, Malawi, Togo, Congo, Dem. Rep, Eritrea, Mali, Uganda, Ethiopia, Mauritania, Zimbabwe, Albania, Indonesia, Samoa, Armenia, India, São Tomé and Principe, Belize, Iraq, Senegal, Bhutan, Kiribati, Solomon Islands, Bolivia, Kosovo, South Sudan, Cameroon, Lao PDR, Sri Lanka, Cape Verde, Lesotho, Sudan, Congo, Rep., Marshall Islands, Swaziland, Côte d’Ivoire, Micronesia, Fed. Sts., Syrian Arab Republic, Djibouti, Moldova, Timor-Leste, Egypt, Arab Rep., Mongolia, Tonga, El Salvador, Morocco, Ukraine, Fiji, Nicaragua, Uzbekistan, Georgia, Nigeria, Vanuatu, Ghana, Pakistan, Vietnam, Guatemala, Papua New Guinea, West Bank and Gaza, Guyana, Paraguay, Yemen, Rep., Honduras, Philippines, Zambia, Angola, Ecuador, Palau, Algeria, Gabon, Panama, American Samoa, Grenada, Peru, Antigua and Barbuda, Iran, Islamic Rep., Romania, Argentina, Jamaica, Russian Federation, Azerbaijan, Jordan, Serbia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Seychelles, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Latvia, South Africa, Botswana, Lebanon, St. Lucia, Brazil, Libya, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Suriname, Chile, Macedonia, FYR, Thailand, China, Malaysia, Tunisia, Colombia, Maldives, Turkey, Costa Rica, Mauritius, Turkmenistan, Cuba, Mexico, Tuvalu, Dominica, Montenegro and Uruguay).

Number of award (s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): Awards are granted for 2 semesters per year contingent upon satisfactory progress each year.

What does it cover? PATHWAYS offers the opportunity for students to apply for modest annual awards ($500) to help them move their projects forward and assists them with university fees. The program will cover most of the student’s university expenses toward a Bachelor’s degree not covered by any government or private grants for 2 semesters per year contingent upon satisfactory progress each year. The student is expected to offer a cost share plan to outline how much they can contribute to their university expenses. The student is also expected to apply to PATHWAYS for a small grant to support progress on their project annually.

Selection Criteria: Not Known

Notification: Not Known

Deadline: July 30, 2013.