Top Universities Welcome ALA Grads

April 13th, 2010

In recent weeks ALA has continued to receive great news from universities across the world. In early March, ALA student Michael Kayemba of Uganda became the first African to win the prestigious Morehead-Cain Scholarship at the University of North Carolina. And last week, the first ALA student was admitted to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology! Over the next two weeks, two ALA students will interview as finalists for the Jefferson Scholarship (University of Virginia) and the Angier B. Duke Scholarship (Duke University).

Each week, universities are offering amazing opportunities for ALA students to take the next step on their leadership journey. For example, the University of Rochester has invited six of our students to visit its campus this month! Over 45 students in our inaugural class are now admitted to universities, and over US$4 million in scholarship funding has been made available to them. With one of the biggest admissions periods looming in April, we hope to have even more great admissions news in the weeks ahead.

Would you like to work directly with one of our incredible young leaders? As our Inaugural Class heads off to their universities around the globe, we seek to connect them to friendly local faces. If you are an alumnus of one of the universities listed or live nearby, and are interested in supporting one of our graduates, please let us know!

United States: Butler University, Colby College, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Drake University, Drexel University, Duke University, Georgetown University, Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, MIT, Meredith College, Middlebury College, UNC РChapel Hill, Northeastern  University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Rochester, Stanford University, Tufts University, Washington University In St. Louis, College of Wooster, Yale University.

The United Kingdom: University of Birmingham, Cardiff University, University of Dundee, University of Durham, University of Essex, Heriot-Watt University, University Of Hull, Imperial College, University Of Kent, University College London, London School of Economics, University of Manchester, University of Oxford, Royal Holloway, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of Warwick, University of Westminster.

Germany: Jacobs University

Canada: Dalhousie University, Carleton University

In the coming weeks, this list will continue to grow as we hear from universities in North America, Australasia, and Africa. If you would be interested in helping an ALA graduate make the transition to university and a new community, please email us at transition@www.africanleadershipacademy.org – include details such as how you would like to be involved (only by email, in person, only at the beginning, throughout the years), and which college(s) or geographic area you have an interest in assisting with. We will be in contact with you in the weeks ahead to see how you can best assist one of these young leaders on their journey.

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