Margaret Sanders International Scholarship 2019/2020 for African Students

The annual Margaret Sanders International Scholarship is open to graduating high school students from AISA full member schools.


The scholarship provides financial support for the graduate to attend college or university (must be a 501 (c)(3), U.S. chartered, degree-granting institution) and may cover a broad range of educational expenses such as tuition, room and board, books, computers and the like.


Margaret Sanders International Scholarship Eligibility

  • Be enrolled at an AISA Full Member school in good standing
  • Be in their senior year of high school
  • Be endorsed and recommended by their school
  • Have applied to a qualifying 501 (c)(3), U.S. chartered, degree-granting institution

Selection Criteria: The Margaret Sanders International Scholarship will be awarded to the students who demonstrate character strengths such as persistence and motivation, resourcefulness, and acceptance of other cultures and points of view.


Nominated students should also display a genuine interest in, and sustained commitment to the welfare of others, as reflected through participation in school activities, and community/civic involvement.

Factors considered in the selection process include:

  1. Academic achievement
  2. Financial need
  3. Higher education and vocational aspirations that will impact future improvements within local and global communities
  4. Leadership and service contributions that directly address community and societal needs and solutions 

Worth of Scholarship

To be determined by the Margaret Sanders Foundation each year (normally around US$5,000)

How to Apply for Margaret Sanders International Scholarship

Margaret Sanders International Scholarship details and the application form can be found on the AAIE website here.

  • Full Member AISA schools are invited to submit one student for consideration of the scholarship opportunity.
  • AAIE will forward all applications received from the region to the AISA Board who will choose one student to represent the AISA region. This applicant will then compete with candidates in other regions for this prestigious international award.
  • Winners will be notified on 15 December with awards presented at the annual AAIE Conference in February.

For more information, visit the Margaret Sanders International Scholarship.

Application Deadline: 1st November 2019


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