Microsoft today announced a new scholarship for students in Africa, part of the company’s 4Afrika initiative to spur economic development on the continent and to acquaint more people there with Microsoft’s devices and services.
The scholarship helps defray costs for students who pursue associate degrees in computer science and business administration through the University of the People. The nonprofit, online university, founded by Israeli businessman and educational entrepreneur Shai Reshef, has partnered with the United Nations and New York University, among others.
Since tuition is free for University of the People, the Microsoft 4Afrika scholarship will help pay for costs related to registration and required exams. Microsoft technical training and certification, as well as mentorships, internships and employment opportunities are also included in the scholarship.