#SharingIsCaring – The Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) and The Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC), has announced the launch of the 2016 competition of the African Leaders of Tomorrow (ALT) Scholarship Program. The deadline to apply is November 2nd, 2015, at 23:00 GMT.

Funded by the Government of Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) and The MasterCard Foundation, the ALT Scholarship Program commemorates the late Nelson Mandela’s commitment to social justice and equity by offering young African women and men the opportunity to study in a Master’s degree program in public administration, public policy or public finance at a Canadian university.

The eligibility criteria is as follows:

  • Be a citizen and a resident from sub-Saharan Africa;
  • Be between 22-35 years old;
  • Have two to five years of full-time work experience in the public sector, civil society or research institution/academia in Africa;
  • Have completed an undergraduate degree (equivalent to 4 years of university) with a minimum average of B (75%);
  • Be fluent in either English or French; and
  • Meet the academic requirements of the study program of choice.

For further information on expenses covered by the scholarship, selection criteria, documents to submit with application) please visit www.cbie-bcei.ca/alt.

If you are interested in the ALT Scholarship program and meet all the eligibility criteria listed above, please email alt@cbie.ca and provide them with the information the following personal details in table format:

  1. Last name, first name
  2. Country of citizenship
  3. Country of residency
  4. Age and date of birth (dd-mm-yyyy)
  5. Number of years of work experience in public sector/civil society/research or academia
  6. Information on all university degrees completed or in progress
    (name of university, country, full name of degree completed)
  7. Language of study (English, French or other)

Only candidates meeting all the eligibility requirements will receive further details on the application process. Documents received by email will not be considered as part of an application.

The ALT Scholarship Program is managed by the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE), in partnership with The Institute for Public Administration of Canada (IPAC) and in collaboration with the African Association of Public Administration and Management (AAPAM) and the Canadian Association of Programs in Public Administration (CAPPA).

I wish all the readers of the blog, who will apply for this scholarship, all the best!  Now that you are already on my blog, you may also be interested to read about my experiences with scholarships, some scholarships for Malawi and neighbouring countries, and the University of the People and Microsoft 4Afrika Scholarships.