$5,000 Princeton Scholarship Program in Africa, 2022

Written by Michael Nz. on February 7, 2022

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Scholarship details

  • Area of study

  • Country of the Scholarship

    United States
  • Scholarship Valid Until (Year)

  • Type of scholarship

    Bachelor's scholarship
  • Scholarship amount given

    $1000 - $3000
  • Type of scholarship administrator

    Private sponsor
  • Mode of scholarship (Online/Offline)

  • Applier's country

  • Expenses covered

  • Scholarship Contact Details


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Princeton University is accepting applications for year-round Princeton Scholarship in Africa (Piaf) 2022 opportunities with various companies working across the African continent. The PiAf Program is an exclusive program that provides Fellows with an opportunity for personal and professional growth.

Princeton Scholarship recipients in Africa work in various locations in many industries and functions, for example, income generation and social services. entrepreneurship, humanitarian assistance, education, post-conflict reconstruction, general/public health, agriculture, and conservation and environment.

In this post, we will share with you everything you need to know to apply for the PiAf Scholars Program. This includes eligibility, your contribution to the program, what the program provides you, and how to apply. We will also answer some questions that you may have.

About the Princeton Scholarship Program in Africa

The Princeton Africa Scholarship Program was started in 1999 by a group of Princeton alumni, faculty, and staff. They opened Princeton in Africa as an affiliate of Princeton University, inspired by the university’s informal motto, “Princeton serving the nation and serving all nations.”

The PiAf program places Fellows in organizations that will ensure their personal and professional growth. It is an opportunity for Fellows to join a growing community of PiAf alumni.

Additionally, the Princeton Program in Africa is dedicated to ensuring that candidates are able to participate in the scholarship program regardless of financial need. Once established with a fellowship organization, Piaf comes with a financial aid application for Fellows with proven need.

You will also work with applicants to ensure that financial concerns do not prevent any chosen candidate from participating in a scholarship.

Since its launch in 1999, PiAf has established nearly 600 fellows with more than 100 organizations in 35 countries across the continent.

Level/field of study

The Princeton Africa Scholarship Program is available to senior graduates and young professionals/leaders committed to advancing Africa.

Host Nationality

The Princeton in Africa Scholarship is awarded by Princeton University in New Jersey, United States of America.

Eligible Nationality

The Princeton in Africa Scholarship 2022 is available to eligible applicants from African countries.

Scholarship Voucher

Princeton in Africa/Scholarship Organizations provides:

This varies depending on your publication. You will find all the details of this in your offer letter when you are selected.

However, the fellow will cover some costs by themselves. These costs include:

Despite these fees, PiAf guarantees that all applicants can participate in the program.

If you can demonstrate financial need to complete your application, please contact PiAf directly at [email protected].

Eligibility Requirements

To apply for the Princeton in Africa Scholarship 2022, interested applicants must meet:

Duration of the program:

The Princeton Fellowship Program in Africa is a 12-month fellowship with fellows beginning their work between June 11, 2022 (anytime after fellows’ orientation June 5-10) and June 2 September 2022.

These fellows will complete their fellowships between June and September 2022, 12 months after their launch date.

How to apply?

The application for the Princeton Scholarship Program in Africa is online. Click the button below to launch your application.

However, when applying for this scholarship, please provide the following supporting document:

Application Deadline & Timeline

The application for the Princeton in Africa Scholarship is ongoing. You can submit your application now before the deadline of October 30, 2022, at 11:59 pm

26 AUGUST 2022

The app starts

The application for the PiAf becomes a reality.


Office hours:

Business hours are within this date, every Tuesday from 9 am to 12 pm and Wednesday from 1 pm to 4 pm.

OCTOBER 14, 2022

Information session

6:00 PM


PiAf information session is held.


October 2022

Application terminates

11:59 PM EDT

PiAf Termination Request

OCTOBER 10, 2022

Virtual Seminar

12:30 – 1:30 PM


The webinar takes place within this time frame.

10 12-; 17-19

January 2022

Princeton Interview

The interview takes place in Princeton, but if you are unable to be available in Princeton, PiAf can arrange interviews with Skye for you.


Acceptance and placement

Acceptance of the scholarship program occurs during this time period.

03 – 07

June 2022


Accepted fellows must attend this mandatory orientation.


communion begins

Accepted and placed fellows begin their program.


scholarship ends

Fellows 2022 finish their program within this period.

For more information on the Princeton Scholarship in Africa 2022, click here.


Is previous experience on the African continent necessary?

No, previous experience in Africa is not a prerequisite for becoming a member of PiAf.

Are postgraduate students or those who completed their college education some time ago eligible to apply? If so, are they at a disadvantage in the selection process?

There is no age limit with Princeton in Africa and applicants with graduate degrees or a couple of years of experience are welcome to apply. Please note, however, that PiAf fellowship positions are entry-level positions and are designed so that fellows will find the work they do during their fellowships stimulating and challenging.
In the end, the PiAf placement process is about matching the right candidate with the right organization to have a 100% hard and fast rule on how much experience a partner should have. The scholarship may be ideal for fellows with some experience if the scholarship seems like a step forward in their career.

I am not a US citizen; Can I still apply?

International students who have recently graduated from an accredited university in the US can apply. Please note that in certain cases visa eligibility for destination countries may be a determining factor in placement.

Are there a certain number of places reserved for Princeton alumni?

PiAf does not reserve any places for Princeton Alumni. Please note that at the end of the day, PiAf tries to make the best matches between its applicants and its scholarship organizations in the field. In addition, PiAf must take into account the skills, background, and preferences of the candidates, as well as the needs of their fellowship organizations. Since 2010, the PiAf program has been open to students and alumni from other accredited colleges and universities in the United States.

Where should I send mailed application materials, such as Official Transcript?

Please direct mailed application materials to the following address:
Princeton in Africa: Applications
Louis A. Simpson International Building
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ 08544

Please note that the above address is the full address for Princeton in Africa; there is no street number. Also, be sure to bring them to the office during regular business hours.

How long are the scholarships and when do they start or end?

The PiAf program lasts 12 months. Depending on the organizations you are in, fellows will begin work between June and August and will complete their fellowship a year later, between June and August. However, this timing largely depends on the needs of the scholarship organizations. Be sure to let PiAf know at the outset if you have specific preferences in terms of timing, but keep in mind that these preferences may not always be adapted.

Does PiAf offer scholarships for more than one year? Or can I stay more than one year in the PiAf program?

PiAf scholarships are for one year only. Some fellows stay with their host organization or elsewhere in Africa for more than a year, but do so in their own capacity. (That is, they receive a job offer from the organization or make their own arrangements to work/volunteer for another organization.)

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