Maggie Kay Foundation Inc. Scholars Award


Who are we looking for?

We seek rebellious minds and independent spirits. We welcome students who are sharp thinkers, but even more so curious, who will bring good ideas and maverick perspectives to old challenges


We’re looking for ambition, in the best sense of the word, to change things. Our scholars will bring strong internal drive — a steely determination and focus — but with the ability to reflect and adapt.


We welcome single-mindedness as long as it doesn’t come at the expense of engaging others. We seek scholars for whom success is a byproduct, not a goal, and future leaders who can drive progress for humanity rather than for a select few.


Are you a potential Maggie Kay Scholar at a high school in Sub-Saharan Africa? Below is a general listing of the eligibility factors.

Application Process

We encourage applications to Maggie Kay Scholars from citizens of all Sub Saharan African countries. That’s natural since we expect Maggie Kay Scholars to have global impact.

Applicants will submit a single application for the Maggie Kay Foundation Scholarship


  • Applications are due Tuesday, June 17, 2018.
  • Notifications of admission and scholarship decisions to be released on Thursday, July 31, 2018.
  • Candidates have until Sunday, August 1, 2018 to confirm this acceptance.

Academic Development Week (for scholarship recipients) begins late September. (Date TBD)

We expect that over time about one-third of our Scholars will be from the East Africa, and about two thirds will be from west Africa. Those numbers will fluctuate from year to year, since our goal is to assist Africa’s very best students, regardless of location.

(For questions on this policy, contact the Maggie Kay Foundation Inc. Scholar  program to which you are applying.)


All applicants must complete the online application or Mail an application to 

Maggie Kay Foundation Inc. and include the following, which are required to apply for the Maggie Kay Foundation Scholars Program:

  • Transcripts
    • You may submit unofficial transcripts through the electronic application process;or by mail: however, official transcripts will be required upon admission for the chosen students. Please submit transcripts for all prior academic work in high school from any institution that you attended.
    • Qualifying students must maintain a 3.0 GPA or above. 

  • 3 ­ Letters of Recommendation
    • We prefer to have at least one reference from a previous teacher who can speak to your academic background and preparedness for your studies.
    • Those making a recommendation should submit letters through the electronic application—hard copy letters will be accepted but are not preferred. (Your references will receive an email requesting a recommendation.)
  • Motivation Statement
    • Prepare a brief and well-articulated response to What impact do you want to have on the world? How would becoming a Maggie Kay Foundation Scholar help you achieve this? What do you plan to do after High school graduation? What will you do if you are not selected? (300 words or fewer)
  • 4 Short Essay Responses
  • Please write a short autobiography including information about your family, work experience, community involvement, hobbies, spare time activities, and what you hope to do in the future.
  • Please include a short summary or personal statement describing your accomplishments and goals.
  • List any honors and awards you’ve received.
  • List your extra-curricular activities.

Send mail Applications to

Maggie Kay Foundation inc.

PO Box No. 1524



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