Oprah Winfrey funds African woman fellowship at US varsity

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Media mogul Oprah Winfrey is looking for a future woman leader from Africa, by funding an opportunity to study at an American university.

The chance to study for free at New York University’s (NYU’s) Wagner graduate school of public service is on offer to an African woman with a good academic record.

The African Women’s Public Service Fellowship, made possible by a donation from the Oprah Winfrey Foundation, aims to “expand the opportunity for African women to impact for public service in their home countries”, said NYU’s Wagner.

The fellowship provides full tuition, fees, housing, travel to and from the US, and a small stipend to cover books and miscellaneous expenses.

Wagner states its 865 students come from 49 different countries around the world, bringing professional experience from every sector of public service.

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