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UONGOZI African Leadership Essay Competition – Fully-funded To Johannesburg, South Africa

Note: To successfully apply for this scholarship, ensure you read all instructions on this page.

The Institute of African Leadership for Sustainable Development (UONGOZI Institute) gives Africans the opportunity to to write about their perspective on leadership as it relates to peace and security in Africa.

The essays should respond to the following question:

“If you were a leader, what would you do to ensure that peace and security is achieved and sustained in Africa?”

  • The essays should be no more than 2 A4 pages long. The format shall be of single spaced, Arial font size 11, and sent as a Microsoft Word document.
  • Applicants must be African citizens between the age of 18-25 currently residing in Africa.
  • The selected winners will be required to travel to Johannesburg on 23 August, 2017, therefore valid identification and travel documents will be required for this purpose.

A grand prize of USD $2,000 will be awarded to the overall winner of the essay contest.  A total of five winners will be selected. Cash prizes will also be awarded to the second to fifth place winners.

Eligible Countries: African countries

Eligibility: To be eligible for this contest, applicants must:

  • be Africans
  • be between the age of 18 – 25 years old

How to Apply: Essays should be submitted by email to [email protected].

Applicants must also submit a written statement of originality and ownership of intellectual property rights.

Template for Statement of Originality:

I, (Enter full name), hereby confirm that the content of the essay I have submitted is my own work and it has not been submitted elsewhere for any other purpose.

I certify that the intellectual property rights for this essay are owned by me and that any information that was sourced elsewhere has been appropriately acknowledged.

(Enter Signature and date)

Application Deadline: The application deadline is 14th July, 2017 (5pm GMT).

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