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Blackout Scholarship

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Anzisha Prize

Blackout Scholarship

Blackout Scholarship

This scholarship program offers individualised support to select students from Molopo River CJSS every year. This support will be provided in the form of financial aid and mentoring, aiming to address socio-economic barriers.

The candidates for the scholarship are assessed on the basis of academic success, financial need, and their interest in leadership and service. Financial aid includes covering tuition fees of recipients for a year. The scholarship also provides financial assistance to recipients so that they can purchase school stationery. Mentoring include termly one-on-one sessions with one of several possible mentors selected based off the recipient's interests.

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Proudly supported by

  • Shaun Davidson
  • Natali van Zijl
  • Ronald Seabo Badubi
  • Wanjiku Gatheru
  • Joana Pinto
  • Mmakgosi Tau
  • Majd Abdulghani
  • Olana Peters
  • Benjamin Schaper
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Rise is an initiative of Schmidt Futures and the Rhodes Trust meant to provide financial aid to anyone between the ages of 15 and 17. It is open to anyone from any country, with any background, passionate about any topic, and dedicated to building a better world. Rise offers educational support, mentorship, and career advice services as well as  funding opportunities ("this could range from supporting a non-profit to starting a social enterprise").

Applications close on January 17th 2024.

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Anzisha Prize


The Anzisha Program is a partnership between the African Leadership Academy and Mastercard Foundation aimed at assisting entrepreneurs between the ages of 15 - 22. The prize is awarded to existing businesses, inventions, or social projects in any field or industry (science and technology, civil society, arts and culture, sports, etc.).

​Its main objective is to service an ecosystem that supports entrepreneurship as a viable career choice for young Africans. The program also helps in fostering collaborations that will benefit different businesses.

Applications for the 2024 intake now closed.

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