Undergraduate Scholarship for Mauritians

Fully Funded Undergraduate Scholarship for Mauritians Having Lost One or Both Parents

YUVA’s international partner Ashinaga has an opportunity, which could be of interest to some of our Mauritian youth, the details of which are below:

The Ashinaga Africa Initiative is a fully funded academic leadership program that aims to provide high potential orphaned students from across Sub Saharan Africa with access to higher education in Japan, the U.S.A. and Europe. Ashinaga’s vision is that after graduating from university abroad, its scholars will return to Sub Saharan Africa to become leaders and empower others.

Eligibility criteria

The application is open to those who:

  1. Have lost one or both parents.
  2. Have completed 12 years of education (primary and secondary school) within the last two years, or those who will complete 12 years of education by December 31, 2018.
  3. Have citizenship and have completed/are completing high school in one of the following countries: Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Kingdom of eSwatini, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mauritius, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, The Gambia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
  4. Were born after 1st October 1996.
  5. Do not have the financial means to attend university.
  6. Are proficient in English.
  7. Have an outstanding academic performance at high school and were amongst the top students in their class.
  8. Are able to participate in the two Ashinaga preparatory programmes, over the course of one year, before attending university.
  9. Are willing to return home, or to Sub-Saharan Africa, and contribute to society after graduating from university.
  10. Have no dependents who could interfere with academic progress.
  11. Are in good health and capable of studying abroad.

Required documents

This is a list of the documents you will need to submit as part of your application:

  1. Copy of national ID card or passport.
  2. Copy of term reports / high school transcripts (the last 2 years).
  3. Copy of final Secondary School Examination Certificate
  4. Copy of academic transcripts or diplomas from university/post-secondary institution, if applicable.
  5. Copy of death certificate of deceased parent(s), including the deceased parent’s name, or alternative official documentation proving death of parent(s) or orphan status.
  6. Copy of birth certificate of applicant.
  7. A passport sized photo (3.5cm x 4.5cm)

Application deadline: 12.00GMT Sunday, 16 December 2018

If you happen to know anyone who might be a good match, or any other individuals or organisations working with our target demographic, we would greatly appreciate if you could share this opportunity.

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Registered in February 2015, YUVA started as a group of enthusiastic individuals, and today it has mobilised thousands of young people with a simple aim of creating a better future for children and youth of Mauritius. At the heart of YUVA’s duty lies the conviction that the collective destinies of the human race are bound together.

One thought on “Fully Funded Undergraduate Scholarship for Mauritians Having Lost One or Both Parents

  1. As a person who accidentally lost my father to illness in 2018 living with an unlettered grandmother who had no business idea along with my infant sister, and lit brother in a community that was discriminatory at that time was difficult to understand life beyond the death of a caring and loving p
    Father. Our father treated us like a king and queen, we had everything and needed not to beg neither seek support from extended relative or somewhere else; our father was as supportive and productive as any father who wants the best for his / her child. Suddenly, we lost those great pleasure and moment. We struggle to survive as well as getting back to school until we have not getting that support to get back in school. I’m Abdullah Mohammed Sonnie

    I lived and locomoted with friends that used to drink excessively and smoke normally, I adopted not the drinking neither the smoking but I rather inherited what I knew was good for a serious and determine person. I remain vigilant and conscious minded throughout my movement with them and stick to my code value “I come close to what is bad to make a change and keep distance from inheriting what is wrong.”

    From that background, I understood the hardship that children who are orphaned with no support and care are faced with in and outside Liberia. I’ve forgotten my terrible memories because I’ve realized that children are confronted with situation more than what I undergo over the past.

    I no longer petty my condition because there are orphans with the worst conditions;
    I wish to be selected for the camp this next year 2019

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