Winners of the 2019 “Scholarship of Excellence” Announced by STEM DRC Initiative
The STEM DRC Initiative and Dr. Sandrine Mubenga, PhD, PE are pleased to announce the 53 winners of our Ngalula Mubenga Scholarships of Excellence in STEM for 2019. In addition to these STEM education scholarships, there are 10 additional scholarship awards pending student confirmation of acceptance.
The STEM DRC Initiative is a 501c3 non-profit association founded by Dr. Mubenga. It is working in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to promote education in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM).
“At the STEM DRC Initiative, we strongly believe that STEM will enable Congolese to find solutions to our problems. This is why these STEM excellence scholarships are part of our efforts to promote STEM in the DRC (StemDrc.com, 2019).”
Dr. Mubenga was born in the DRC and has since become an accomplished businesswoman as well as Professor of Electrical Engineering Technology at the University of Toledo. She says, “The Congo has given me so much that I feel indebted to participate in its development. In my opinion, education, education and knowledge are the cornerstones of an economically viable and morally sound society… (Ndungidi, 2019).“
Now in the third year, the scholarship program has attracted other sponsors as well as the support of the Government in the DRC. Of the fifty-three scholarships, twenty are supported by the Denise-Nyakeru-Tshisekedi Foundation, which is the foundation of the first lady of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
“I’m convinced that directing girls to the Stem will contribute to the development of tomorrow’s women’s elite ,“ said Denise Nyakeru Tshisekedi on Twitter (ibid).”
The STEM scholarships are awarded to worthy students from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and are won on a competitive basis. Students will receive funds for tuition, syllabus and transportation.
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Ndungidi, Patrick, 2019: “Stem DRC initiative: sixty-three excellence scholarships awarded” Published by Agence D’Information D’Afrique Central October 15, 2019, retrieved online October 18, 2019 from http://adiac-congo.com/content/stem-drc-initiative-soixante-trois-bourses-detudes-dexcellence-attribuees-107137
StemDrc.com, 2019: “STEM DRC Initiative Announces Winners of the 2019 Scholarship of Excellence in STEM in DRC” (2019, October 13). Published by STEM DRC Initiative, Retrieved October 18, 2019 from https://www.stemdrc.com/post/stem-drc-initiative-announces-winners-of-the-2019-scholarship-of-excellence-in-stem-in-drc