AAI – EADB STEM Scholarship

Scholarship Opportunities
United States of America
Posted 3 years ago

EADB STEM Scholarship by The East African Development Bank and the Africa-America Institute is now open for applications in Math, Science, Technology, and Engineering. The fast-track, 12-month scholarships provides experienced teachers and lecturers from EADB member countries to earn a Masters’ degree at Rutgers University in New Jersey, USA.

In partnership with the Africa-America Institute (AAI), the East African Development Bank (EADB) launched the EADB Math, Science, Technology and Engineering University Scholarship Program in 2015 to support the capacity of regional faculty teaching in fields (science, technology, engineering and math) which are critical to local employment and the growth of national economies.


Nationality Eligible: EADB member countries (Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Uganda)

Level of Study: Undergraduate

The institution of Study: Rutgers University in New Jersey, USA.

EADB STEM Scholarship Duration: 1 year


To be eligible for EADB STEM Scholarship you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a citizen of one of the following countries: Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Uganda
  • A university graduate with a bachelor’s degree with first class/upper second honors in mathematics, sciences or engineering
  • Have at least three (3) years of teaching experience in a STEM-related field at a public institution in East Africa;
  • Currently working full-time in public, government-owned educational institutions
  • Committed to returning to their home country, to teach in a public government-owned institution which is a mandatory requirement.
  • Diligent in successfully completing the application process by the allotted deadlines at Rutgers University


Application Requirements:

Phase 1: Due March 7

  • A copy of your Bachelor’s degree
  • Transcripts of your grades
  • A completed application form (the Application Form can be downloaded here)
  • A copy of your valid Passport
  • A copy of your GRE scores
  • One-page essay on how you imagine the masters level education would advance your own career, and how you would then make a positive impact in advancing STEM skills development in your home country; also specify why you should be added to the pool of the applicants to apply to Rutgers University
  • Letter of support from your employer committing to employ you on completion of studies and confirming that your role is currently that of a teacher or lecturer in the STEM field.

All applicants invited to move to Phase 2 will be informed, via email, by March 14, 2018.

Phase 2: Due April 1

Selected students are invited to apply to Rutgers University in one of the selected graduate programs. It is important to note that only those who have been selected from Phase 1 are invited to apply to Rutgers University.

Rutgers University requires applications to take the General GRE as part of their application process.

Send your application to EADB@aaionline.org, with the above information.

All submissions must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format. Terms and conditions apply.

Application Deadline: March 7, 2018

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