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Study-In-USA: 2024 Michigan State University (MSU) Nnamdi Azikiwe Scholarships For International Students

Michigan State University (MSU) Nnamdi Azikiwe Scholarships is created to honor former Nigerian President Nnamdi Azikiwe, a scholar and politician, who led Nigeria as its first civilian president and who invited MSU faculty to join him and other Nigerians to build a land-grant model university in Eastern Nigeria.

This became the University of Nigeria at Nsukka, had a distinguished educational history, and was the beginnings of the MSU African Studies faculty, now approximately 100 scholars spanning many colleges and departments. 

A fellowship of up to $2,000 to support international African students travel to Africa for research.

Scholarship Summary

Scholarship Details:

Michigan State University (Michigan State, MSU) is a public land-grant research university in East Lansing, Michigan. It was founded in 1855 as the Agricultural College of the State of Michigan, the first of its kind in the United States.

After the introduction of the Morrill Act in 1862, the state designated the college a land-grant institution in 1863, making it the first of the land-grant colleges in the United States.

The college became coeducational in 1870. In 1955, the state officially made the college a university

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Scholarship Requirements:

The African Studies Center recognizes that international African students studying at MSU have limited opportunities to apply for grants and fellowships to conduct research in Africa – usually reserved for citizens and permanent residents of the United States. For this reason,

  • Only African undergraduate or graduate students conducting research in Africa are eligible for this fellowship.
  • Applicants must be currently enrolled in an MSU degree-granting program, and awardees must return to MSU as registered students in the semester following the award. 
  • Priority will be given to students in good academic standing and with demonstrated financial need. 
  • Applicants must successfully complete any MSU requirements related to doing research abroad (IRB training for instance) 
  • Fellowship recipients must write and submit a report (3 to 5 pages) to the African Studies Center within one month of their return from Africa. 

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Scholarship Duration and Reward

  • One or more fellowships of up to $ 2,000 will be awarded for travel and/or fieldwork expenses in Africa.
  • Funds are meant to defray costs, students are expected to find additional funds if costs are to exceed granted amount.

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Method of Application

Interested and qualified applicants should apply using the link below. 

The fellowship program is administered by the African Studies Center. Selection of winners is determined by an African Studies Award Selection Committee with members appointed by the Center Director. 

 

Deadline: October 30, 2023

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