26-year-old Caroline Esinam Adzogble, one of Africa’s fastest rising female Icons in Education and Technology through her Mercy Heart Foundation has launched the “Caroline Excellence Awards” which is committed to awarding $1M (one million American dollars) worth of partial and full scholarships to 100 well deserving and brilliant but needy African students each year.
The launch of the award took place at the Movenpick Ambassadors Hotel on the 31st of August 2018 and in attendance were media persons and her team.
Caroline, addressing the media expressed excitement saying, “My ethos as an entrepreneur is to uplift Education within Africa and beyond and to make it the most affordable and accessible to all. This is a special moment for me and I am extremely humbled. This is a dream come through and I am thankful for the support of my Partners who have made this project possible, especially the American University of Malta which has been a phenomenal support system and a firm believer in equitable education for all across the globe. They have supported my work even before, we launched the Scholarship scheme.”
She further revealed her drive to undertake this project, “My only fulfillment comes from knowing that students who couldn’t get to school due to financial barriers will finally have the opportunity to go to school and pursue their dreams in the long run.”
She ended by detailing the future of the award scheme with the intention to add on more beneficiaries in the coming years.
“I look forward to increasing the number of scholarship awards and partners each year to reach more deserving students as Education is a right and not a Privilege”. She said.
Tuition Scholarships range from 20% – 100% and students will gain guaranteed admission to the following partner universities; American University of Malta, Brunel University, National College of Ireland, Middlesex University and University of Nicosia
Although students from all African countries can apply, priority will be given to Students based in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Senegal and Togo.
Applications will be open from now till December 20th, and can only be submitted through the “Admission in 30minutes” App available on the Google Play Store and Apple App Store or through the website at https://admissionin30minutes.com/caroline-excellence-awards.
Winners will be announced on the 13th of January 2019 and Caroline will embark on a tour commencing on the 21st January, 2019 to award all 100 recipients in their various countries.