EADB-AAI STEM Scholarship
In partnership with the Africa-America Institute (AAI), the East African Development Bank (EADB) launched the EADB Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) Graduate Scholarship Program in 2015 to support the capacity of regional faculty teaching in STEM fields which are critical to local employment and the growth of national economies. The fast-track, 12-month scholarships provide experienced teachers and lecturers from EADB member countries (Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda) to earn a Masters’ degree in science, technology, engineering and math at Rutgers University in New Jersey, USA.
Since 2015, sixteen students have received this full scholarship to pursue a graduate degree at Rutgers University. As alumni, they have returned to their respective countries and are contributing towards building a skilled workforce in STEM fields in East Africa.