Africa funding

africa plain and 2 giraffesSIT Study Abroad Announces Five $10,000 Access Africa Scholarships for Fall 2016

SIT has five $10,000 scholarships available for students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) member institutions, SEO Scholars and/or Bonner Scholars/Leaders programs to attend SIT programs in the Africa, South of the Sahara portfolio for the Fall 2016 semester. These scholarships are intended to support students who are specifically interested in contemporary Africa, but who face significant financial barriers in making this possible and so may not have considered applying for a semester abroad.

Students should submit an application for the program in which they are interested in and complete the standard SIT scholarships process.  In addition, applicants should submit a 250-500 word essay about why they consider it essential for US students to have firsthand experience in Africa in the 21st century.  The essay should be sent to with a subject line of “Access Africa Fall 2016 Scholarship”.  Access Africa Scholarship applications will not be reviewed until a student has been offered admission to SIT Study Abroad.  All program and scholarship application materials must be submitted by May 15, 2016 and will be reviewed on a rolling basis until all five scholarships have been awarded. Students may also be considered for SIT scholarships such as the Pell Match Grant and the HACU and HBCU scholarships if the student has additional financial need.

Available programs for Fall 2016:

Cameroon: Social Pluralism and Development www.sit.cmr
Kenya: Urbanization, Health, and Human Rights www.sit.ker
Madagascar: Biodiversity and Natural Resource Management
Rwanda: Poste-Genocide Restoration and Peacebuilding
Senegal: National Identity and the Arts
South Africa: Social and Political Transformation
South Africa: Multiculturalism and Human Rights
South Africa: Community Health and Social Policy
Tanzania: Wildlife Conservation and Political Ecology
Tanzania-Zanzibar: Coastal Ecology and Natural Resource Management
Uganda: Development Studies
Uganda: Post-Conflict Transformation

For further information about the Access Africa scholarship, please contact: SIT Study Abroad Scholarships or 802-258-3503.

Eric A. Wirth
Assistant Dean for SIT Study Abroad Admissions

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