Mandela Rhodes Scholarship

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A Mandela Rhodes Scholarship provides full funding for up to a maximum of two years of postgraduate study for an African citizen under 30 years of age.[1] The award is open to all African citizens under the age of 30 years and recipients must study towards Honours or master's degrees at recognised South African institutions.[2] Although no maximum number of awards has been stipulated, the scholarships are highly competitive, with fewer than 30 scholarships being awarded each year since its inception in 2005.[3] The scholarships cover tuition, accommodation, meals, book allowance, general allowance, and travel expenses.[4] Recipients of the Mandela Rhodes Scholarship are students with outstanding academic achievements who also possess leadership ability, entrepreneurial skills, and a commitment to reconciliation.[5] In addition to receiving funding for their studies, scholars also undertake a leadership development program while in residence.[6] The award is named after Nelson Mandela and Cecil Rhodes and is administered by the Mandela Rhodes Foundation which is a partnership between Nelson Mandela and the Rhodes Trust.[7]

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  1. ^ Mandela Rhodes Foundation (2010) The Mandela Rhodes Scholarships Archived 19 November 2010 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 10 October 2010
  2. ^ University of Cape Town (2010) The Principles Underpinning the Mandela Rhodes Scholarships Archived 15 June 2011 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 10 October 2010
  3. ^ Mandela Rhodes Foundation (2010) The Mandela Rhodes Scholars Archived 22 March 2014 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 10 October 2010
  4. ^ Stellenbosch University (2009) SU Students Awarded the Prestigious Mandela Rhodes Bursary Retrieved 10 October 2010
  5. ^ Monash South Africa (2009) Mandela Rhodes Foundation: Scholarship Archived 27 November 2010 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 10 October 2010
  6. ^ IOL News (2010) Class of 2010 Meets Madiba Retrieved 10 October 2010
  7. ^ Mandela Rhodes Foundation (2010) The Mandela Rhodes Scholarships Archived 19 November 2010 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 10 October 2010