Canada’s African Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarships Fund in memory of Nelson Mandela
Candidates will be selected to pursue studies in Canada in French or English at the master’s degree level or equivalent in the areas of public policy and public administration. They will be selected based on criteria that include, but are not limited to, their undergraduate degree, relevant work experience, and the case made by the applicant for the proposed program of study. Candidates will be required to present their case for their area of study and demonstrate that they will contribute to shaping Africa’s future through public service.
The Government of Canada recognizes the importance of a strong and effective public sector in advancing sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction. To this end, on December 11, 2013, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the creation of the African Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarships Fund, in memory of Nelson Mandela, and support of up to $5 million over five years (2013/14-2018/19), through the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD). The MasterCard Foundation, which supports activities in Africa’s education sector, has partnered with the Government of Canada and will match its contribution.
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