$2,000 Michigan State University (MSU) 2022 Nnamdi Azikiwe International African Student Fellowship

Written by David on October 2, 2022

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Scholarship details

  • Area of study

  • Country of the Scholarship

    United States
  • Scholarship Valid Until (Year)

  • Type of scholarship

    Ph.D. scholarship
  • Scholarship amount given

    $1000 - $3000
  • Type of scholarship administrator

  • Mode of scholarship (Online/Offline)

  • Applier's country

  • Expenses covered

  • Scholarship Contact Details

    •  MSU: (517) 355-1855

The African Studies Center is pleased to present the Nnamdi Azikiwe International African Student Fellowship, a fellowship of up to $2,000 to assist African students from other countries visit Africa for study. The award is granted to Nnamdi Azikiwe, a politician and scholar who served as Nigeria’s first civilian president and asked MSU academics for assistance in setting up a land-grant model university in Eastern Nigeria with other Nigerians. The University of Nigeria at Nsukka, which had a distinguished educational past and laid the groundwork for the MSU African Studies faculty, which presently numbers about 100 professors from several colleges and departments, changed its name to that institution.


About the Scholarship Sponsor:

Established in 1855, Michigan State Institution is a public university in East Lancing. When President Abraham Lincoln signed the Morrill Act in 1862, MSU became the nation’s first prestigious land-grant university and served as the model for the whole land-grant system. Initially known as the Agricultural College of the State of Michigan, the MSU underwent a number of name changes before being officially renamed Michigan State University in 1964. (MSU). MSU, a renowned international institution, has spent more than 165 years advancing the standards of excellence in research and instruction. MSU was ranked 93rd in the World University Ranking 2022 edition by Times Higher Education (THE). MSU was ranked 159th globally in the QS World University Ranking 2023, however.

One of the top research universities in the globe is Michigan University. MSU leads the nation in undergraduate research programs thanks to its more than 100 research institutions and centers. For FY2020, Michigan State University spent $713 million on overall research expenses, of which $329 million came from federal funding.  More than 900 student clubs make up the active community at MSU. The 17 institutions that confer degrees offer more than 200 undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs. With more than 50,000 students and 14% of them being international, the MSU is one of the biggest universities in the US.


Spartans are the nickname for MSU’s athletic teams. When you enter the MSU, you have access to four indoor facilities spread out over campus that include group exercise studios, a turf arena, two cycling studios, racquetball/squash courts, two indoor pools, basketball courts, volleyball courts, a ballroom, and an indoor roller rink.  In addition to this, MSU’s recreational amenities include a sailing center on Lake Lansing nearby, two 18-hole golf courses, soccer grounds, flag football fields, sand volleyball courts, tennis courts, and an outdoor pool.

Every season, more than 150 concerts take place at MSU, featuring acts like Panic! at the Disco in addition to well-known performance series and large ensembles. All students have the chance to join a variety of student ensembles, including the Spartan Marching Band, one of the six bands, three jazz ensembles, two orchestras, Musique 21, two opera performances, and seven choirs, regardless of the course they are enrolled in.

It is crucial to live on campus since it improves your academic performance and increases your sense of community. There are 5 communities made up of 27 residence halls. On campus, there are more than 30 places where students can use their meal plan, including full-service dining halls, express cafes, and food courts. Stanley Cohen (Nobel Prize in Physiology), Robert Shiller (Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences), WYC Grousebeck (CEO and Governor of the NBA), Tom Harmon (Heisman Trophy winner), Claudia Alexander (NASA Geophysicist), and Edgar Ted Codd are only a few of the prominent alumni of the university (Turing Award winner).


Scholarship Sponsor(s): Michigan State University

Scholarship Country: United States

Scholarship Worth: $2,000

Scholarship Type: Fellowship

Nationality: International Students


Scholarship Offer:

For the purpose of funding fieldwork and/or travel expenses in Africa, one or more fellowships worth up to $2,000 each will be awarded. Since the award money is only meant to cover expenditures, students must generate additional funds if their expenses are greater than the amount of the award.


Eligibility for Scholarship

  • The African Studies Center is aware that there are limited chances for international African students attending MSU to apply for grants and fellowships to conduct research in Africa because these opportunities are frequently only open to citizens and permanent residents of the United States. In light of this,
  • Only African undergraduate or graduate students who are conducting research in Africa are eligible for this scholarship.
  • Candidates must be enrolled in an MSU program leading to a degree at the time of application, and award winners must enroll in another MSU course the semester following their award.
  • Preference will be given to students who can demonstrate a need for financial support and have a strong academic record.
  • A passing grade on any MSU prerequisites needed to undertake international research (IRB training for instance)
  • Fellowship awardees must write and submit a report (three to five pages long) to the African Studies Center within a month of their return from Africa.
  • The fellowship program is managed by the African Studies Center. The honorees are chosen by an African Studies Award Selection Committee, whose members are chosen by the Center Director.


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The Michigan State University (MSU) 2022 Nnamdi Azikiwe International African Student Fellowship  is open to all International Students


Application Procedure

  • Visit the Michigan State University website for further details.


Application Deadline

The application deadline  for Michigan State University (MSU) 2022 Nnamdi Azikiwe International African Student Fellowship  is October 30, 2022

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