Yale announces MBA Scholarships for African students aiming to make an Impact worth $140,000

Thirty-two students from Africa are currently enrolled in the Yale SOM’s various degree programs.

The Yale-Africa Impact Scholarships is seeking prospective students from Africa who are interested to pursue a full-time MBA program at the prestigious university and will be awarded based on merit to the candidates most likely to advance Yale SOM’s mission to educate leaders for business and society.

“We’re excited to strengthen our ties with the continent of Africa,” said Acting Dean Anjani Jain.

The school’s increased commitment to Africa builds on its existing connections to the continent.

“Yale SOM’s mission-driven approach to leadership, as well as our global reach and close bonds with our home university, make this program the ideal launching pad for young professionals who want to create economic value and new opportunities for those around them.”

The scholarships will provide funding for at least half of the tuition for the full-time MBA program (approximately $70,000–$140,000 USD over two years).

To be considered, prospective students from Africa must apply and be admitted to Yale SOM’s full-time MBA program.

Once admitted, scholarship decisions will be decided based on the competitiveness of the applicants.

Within two years of graduation from Yale, Impact Scholars are expected to return to Africa to work for at least two years in a professional role that contributes to the continent’s development.

Thirty-two students from Africa are currently enrolled in the Yale SOM’s various degree programs, and the school’s Africa Business Club serves as an hub for students with connections to Africa.

Yale SOM students also benefit from connections to four peer business schools in Africa through the  Global Networt.

The Global Network serves as a platform for innovative business education program, including the popular Global Network Week, through which students take a week-long course at another member school. The African member schools are Lagos Business School in Nigeria, Strathmore Business School in Kenya, University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business in South Africa, and the University of Ghana Business School.

The university-wide Yale Africa Initiative promotes African scholarship, contemporary discourse, and research at Yale and in Africa; strengthens Yale’s relationships with African institutions; increases career opportunities for Yale students across Africa; and attracts the best and the brightest African students to Yale.

These scholarships will be in addition to the school’s existing partnership with the Harambee Entrepreneurship Alliance, which provides a full-tuition scholarship to one outstanding African entrepreneur.

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