Tuition-free opportunity for hundreds of deserving students in South Africa from University of the People
University of the People President and founder Shai Reshef is arriving in South Africa this month to recruit hundreds of deserving students for Microsoft’s 4Afrika scholarship. UoPeople aims to expand access to tertiary education in Africa, and in turn assist in increasing and accelerating economic development in the continent. To date, students from 138 countries have been accepted with 1000 more expected from Africa specifically in 2014.
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University of the People partners with Microsoft to offer scholarships for one thousand students in Africa
Part of the Microsoft 4Afrika Initiative program, will offer university-level education, mentorship, training and employment opportunities to aspiring African youth.
In recognition of International Youth Day, University of the People today announced a collaboration with Microsoft’s 4Afrika Initiative, through which 1,000 promising African students will receive scholarships to University of the People (UoPeople). These scholarships, a part of Microsoft’s 4Afrika Scholarship program, will provide university-level education, mentorship, training and employment opportunities for aspiring African youth.
Microsoft selected UoPeople, the world's first tuition-free, non-profit, degree-granting online institution to be a higher education partner institution in the scholarship program. At UoPeople, the 4Afrika Scholarships will be provided to 1,000 youth to pursue associate degrees in computer science and business administration. To help redress gender disparity in higher education in Africa, UoPeople and Microsoft are actively encouraging women to apply.
Nicola Alberts is an 18-year-old Milnerton resident and winner of the Cape Town leg of The International Hotel School Bursary Competition in 2012.
Nicola is a free spirited individual with a strong personality, who is always open for new opportunities and loves meeting new people. Her passion for the hospitality industry started from the age of 16, where she worked in restaurants and B&B’s on weekends to earn pocket money. Read more on the International Hotel School Facebook page!