Donors at ALA

Sponsor an ALA Student

A powerful way to develop future leadership for Africa is to directly invest in the leaders themselves – by providing sponsorships for students from disadvantaged communities to attend African Leadership Academy (ALA).

Give a Gift


Supports student clubs, activities, and social enterprises developed on campus


Contributes to the general scholarship fund of African Leadership Academy


Provides travel and visa costs for one of ALA’s young leaders on financial assistance, enabling him/her to begin a transformative leadership journey on our campus

Almost all ALA students require some form of financial aid to attend the Academy.

Our need-blind admission policy is central to identifying Africa’s most promising young leaders, irrespective of their family’s socio-economic status.

2 Ways to Give

  • Donate anonymously
  • Attach your donation to specific students of interest as a “Student Sponsorship.”

A full-year sponsorship of US $30,000 covers all expenses including

  • Tuition
  • Visa costs
  • Room & board
  • Round-trip travel
  • Medical insurance
  • University guidance

Student Matching Process

  • Donor stipulates scholar criteria
    (i.e. specific country and/or gender)
  • ALA sends recommended student profiles
  • Donor selects students
  • Students are informed of their donor match

How to Donate


Engage with ALA’s Young Leaders

Student Enterprises Harness Power of Youth to Change Africa

Join A Student Enterprise Board

A cornerstone of the African Leadership Academy experience is the Student Enterprise Program which sees all Year Two ALA students running businesses or non-profit organizations for a full year, providing them with hands-on training in leadership, entrepreneurship and management and preparing them to pursue leadership and entrepreneurial opportunities on the continent.

Partner with Africa Careers Network

Partner with the Africa Careers Network

Established in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation, the Africa Careers Network (ACN) connects outstanding young talent from African Leadership Academy and The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program to career and internship opportunities across Africa.

Host an ALA Event

Host an ALA Event

As part of our lifelong engagement model, ALA supports our graduates attending university and working abroad through a variety of events throughout the year including conferences, regional reunions and supporter events. We are able to keep our ALA community connected with the help of our dedicated supporters, Graduate Host Families, and regional Chapters in the U.S.