Mandela Rhodes Scholars
The Mandela Rhodes Scholarships aim to help build leadership excellence in Africa.
The Mandela Rhodes Foundation offers young Africans who exhibit academic prowess as well as broader leadership potential an educational opportunity unique on the continent. While pursuing their chosen postgraduate degree, each Scholar benefits from access to leadership development programmes, rooted in the principles underpinning the Foundation.
In addition to the opportunity to interact with a diverse group of fellow-Scholars that spans the continent and academic disciplines, they become part of a wide-ranging network of young Africans of excellence who are expected to play leadership roles in their fields and societies in the years following their time ‘in residence’.
Wits graduates are nominated for the Mandela Rhodes Scholarship and those selected for the award are generously assisted in advancing their studies.