A scholarship to build exceptional leadership in Africa.

“The Mandela Rhodes Foundation continues to identify and nurture, in ever greater numbers, the next generations of excellent, ethical African leaders.”

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Scholars to date
African countries
Years
Guiding principles

The Scholarship

The Mandela Rhodes Scholarships programme is a combination of financial support for postgraduate studies and a high quality leadership development programme, focused on the guiding principles of leadership, reconciliation, education, and entrepreneurship.

About the American Friends of the MRF

The American Friends of Mandela Rhodes Foundation (AFMRF) supports the Mandela Rhodes Foundation, located in Cape Town, South Africa, through the King Baudouin Foundation United States. 

Thanks to the generosity of its supporters, AFMRF has now endowed ten Mandela Rhodes Scholarships in perpetuity through over $8 million in grants to the Mandela Rhodes Foundation.

Click here for profiles on each member of the advisory board. They are:

Ian Glenday
Mariette Geldenhuys
Ginger Turner
David Cohen
Renee Hlozek
Trevor Norwitz
Garikai Nyaruwata

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