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Eligibility

What financial information is required on to application?

If I have already graduated from high-school, am I eligible for this scholarship?

If you are under 25 years old by the application deadline, you must disclose and submit your parent(s)/guardian(s) annual salary. If your parent(s)/guardian(s) are not employed for any reason, you must provide estimated income of your parents as well as an explanation.
Not likely. Students who have already graduated from high school are not eligible for our scholarship. However, they can apply to our leadership and entrepreneurship program. Please head to the leadership program section to learn more.

Application Process and Deadlines

Where can I find the scholarship application?

Please create your account in the student center section and apply to our program from your account.

When is the application deadline?

Applications close on January, 31st 2021 at 11:59 GMT in your local time zone.

What the Scholarship Covers

If I am selected as a Leading Change Scholar, what would be expected of me?

During the summer before you officially start your journey with us, Leading Change Scholars are required to participate in a Leading Change - Africa sponsored Scholars Weekend in Burkina Faso. In addition, Leading Change - Africa expects Leading Change Scholars to communicate and work closely with their designated Leading Change - Africa educational adviser. Lastly, the Leading Change - Africa also expects Leading Change Scholars to:
• Maintain a strong academic record (cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better) while taking an appropriately challenging course load.
• Act with honesty and personal integrity.
• Demonstrate character and leadership.
• Be concerned about and engaged in their community.
• Maintain a good disciplinary record.
• Work cooperatively with Leading Change - Africa staff.
• These responsibilities are outlined in a Scholar Agreement, which each selected scholar is required to sign.

How will I receive my scholarship?

Scholarship amounts are sent directly to your school. If a stipend is included as a portion of your scholarship, the school will release the funds to you.

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