The Ngozi Peter Nwaneri Scholarship Fund

The Ngozi Peter Nwaneri Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to a current or admitted graduate student at the Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government. The scholarship was established in the memory of Peter Ngozi Nwaneri, a 2018 Master in Public Administration candidate of HKS who passed away unexpectedly 3 months before his graduation at the age of 30, to support students of African descent.

The preferred applicant will have a demonstrated concentration and vested interest in impact finance/investing or public policy towards developing regions, especially Africa. The recipient will be selected for their demonstrated financial need, outstanding leadership potential, public service, and academic achievement.

The scholarship will be awarded this Fall 2021 semester for the amount of $2,500.

To apply, you may complete the online application below, or click HERE to print and fill out our PDF application and send to or 5005 Sinope Way, Beltsville MD 20705.

All applications and supporting documents must be received (or postmarked) by 11:59pm EST May 31st, 2021.

Contact with any additional questions.

Student Information

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Select if you have a passport from an African country
Enter "N/A" if not applicable

College/University Information

Below, list college(s)/universities attended, address, dates attended, and degree(s) obtained:
(include country code if outside the U.S. If your school does not utilize Weighted GPA, please enter N/A)

GRE Cumulative Score
If you did not take the GRE, please enter N/A for each score

Other Graduate Admission Tests Score(s)
If you did not take a particular exam, please enter N/A for it

If unknown, please enter "Undecided".

Professional Experience

Please upload your current resume or curriculum vitae (CV), with length of your employment clearly stated by month and year.
Be sure to include the employer name and address, position held, supervisor, contact number, start and stop date.

Extracurricular Activities and Service

Please type a description of the following and time period of activities:

  • Any extracurricular activities and service activities with which you are/were involved
  • Honor Societies, Fraternities and Sororities with which you hold/held membership
  • Fellowships and pro bono work experiences
  • Other activities that demonstrate leadership & character
Character Limit: 5000.
Please write a list of any honors and/or awards that you have received. Please be sure to include the date those awards were received.

In 750 words or less, please answer the following:

  • Discuss your plans of study at HKS and how it relates to your career goals.
  • Give an account of your academic pursuits, general activities, intellectual interests, and public service aspirations.
  • How have your past experiences shaped your interest in impact finance/investing or public policy towards developing regions, especially African enterprises?
Character Limit: 5000


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