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Zawadi Scholarship

Whether through small rural gatherings in local villages or large urban sanctuaries like those in Nairobi, Lagos, and Accra, the story of Christianity in Africa spans dozens of countries and centuries. Here at Fuller, we are committed to supporting the vibrant and complex African contexts in which the gospel continues to thrive, and from which the gospel continues to expand throughout the world.

In an effort to make a Fuller education more accessible and affordable, Fuller is pleased to introduce the Zawadi Scholarship—from the Kiswahili word for “gift”—available to incoming students beginning the MA in Intercultural Studies or the MA in Global Leadership in Fall 2019 and who are currently serving, or planning to serve, in Africa.

This new scholarship will cover half (50%) of tuition each year (for up to four years) for select students and is designed for students who are called to serve and do ministry in Africa and seek to use their training to empower and lead others in gospel-centered work.

For more information about becoming a student, please fill out the inquiry form to the right.

*Please note international students seeking a visa for on-campus study in the US, can only study at the Pasadena campus. There is no visa requirement for online study.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be admitted to the MAICS or MAGL program for Fall 2019
  • Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA: 2.7
  • Must begin classes in Fall 2019
  • Not stackable with other Fuller scholarships, grants, or discounts
  • Recipient must meet the Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress standards

MAGL Deadlines

  • Scholarship application deadline: August 2, 2019
  • Award notification: August 26, 2019*

*Please note you must apply for either the MAICS or MAGL degree program separately to be considered for the scholarship as well.

MAICS Deadlines

  • Scholarship application deadline: May 31, 2019
  • Award notification: June 14, 2019*

*Please note you must apply for either the MAICS or MAGL degree program separately to be considered for the scholarship as well.

Essay Questions

Applications to the Zawadi Scholarship require an essay. To apply, please respond to the following three essay questions, keeping each of your responses to 500 words or less:

  1. Are you currently serving, or intending to serve, in Africa? If so, which country?
  2. Please describe your current or past experience serving in Africa.
  3. How would studying at Fuller, specifically, equip you to serve in Africa?


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If you have any questions or would like more information about this scholarship, please contact us.

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