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A scholarship to build exceptional leadership in Africa

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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 to meet the members of the advisory board.

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

We offer a prestigious postgraduate scholarship and life-changing Leadership Development Programme for young leaders who want to use their talents to serve Africa.

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Meet the scholars

Mandela Rhodes Scholars go on to accomplish extraordinary things, collectively working to deliver Madiba’s legacy of transformative impact in Africa.

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