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The Botstiber Scholars Program at Penn State

The Botstiber Scholars Program is a joint initiative between the Botstiber Foundation and the Pennsylvania State University to provide sub-Saharan Africa students with a world class education and leadership development training so that they may return to their home countries as change agents.

The Botstiber Scholars Program provides each Scholar with a four-year undergraduate scholarship to study at Penn State University in the fields of science, technology and commerce. The program also includes seminars, mentorships, and internship opportunities.  Each September, the Scholars attend a weekend retreat with Botstiber Foundation representatives in places such as Washington D.C., New York, Boston and Philadelphia to build collegiality amongst the Scholars. With a rigorous academic environment and leadership programs Scholars will have the capacity and skills necessary to return to their home countries as leaders in their communities.

Botstiber Scholars are selectively chosen from sub-Saharan African countries based on their academic merit, need, good moral character, and leadership potential. Applicants must study in one of the approved majors and agree to return to their home country to apply their education for the betterment of their community.

To learn more about the Scholars Program please review Botstiber Scholars Program 2018 information pamphlet.

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Botstiber Scholars in front of Penn State’s Nittany Lion.


The Dietrich W. Botstiber Foundation • 200 E. State Street • Suite 306-A • Media, Pennsylvania 19063 •