Investing In Our Education


The purpose of the Foundation is to strive and identify new strategies to improve each child's life. We believe that education is a key pillar in fulfilling that mission.  Part of our initiative is to provide scholarships to students who attend either Jersey City, Baltimore or Washington D.C  Public Schools and demonstrate a growth mindset.

Nyamwange Foundation Scholarship awards 6 students (4 incoming Freshmen and 2 incoming Sophomore/Juniors) with $1,000 that will be used towards any college related costs. Awards are based on the applicant’s academic performance, leadership qualities, and strength of application. Recipients of the Nyamwange Scholarship Award will be automatically enrolled in our Leadership Development Program.  We will celebrate our recipients during our Scholarship Dinner.


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• Student must identify as African American/Black 

• Have a minimum GPA of 2.8 GPA on a 4.0 scale

• Applicant must commit to partaking in our Nyamwange Leadership Development Program and attending Nyawmange Foundation events

• Applicant must complete and submit their application with all other required materials by the specified date


2020-2021 Applications are now available.  Please note that  you will be considered  for both the Nyamwange Foundation Scholarship as well as the Nyamwange Leadership Academy. Official applications will be emailed to you upon completion of forms below.  Please note that applications are due by March 26th, 2021.  


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Nyamwange Leadership Academy

The NLA is a transformative, leadership development experience for High School Students of color who are deeply committed to supporting their communities. In this program, NLA Fellows will have the opportunity to attend various workshops and seminars- geared around leadership development, public speaking, and financial literacy.  
NLA believes that, now more than ever, it is critical that our youth are equipped and empowered to realize their full potential and profoundly shape their future. If you are committed to being part of the solution, yet feel you could benefit from building your skill set and network of supporters, we hope you’ll apply to join our 2021 Fellows class! We need you and the world needs us.  


  • Quarterly sessions including workshops, featured speakers, and intentional group discussion

  • Connecting with Business Leaders of Fortune 500 Companies

  • Align students to Executive Mentors 


  • The NLA Fellows Program is geared toward High School Students of color who demonstrate a commitment to public service, and a desire to acquire new skills and information to maximize their civic impact.



  • Public Speaking and Communication

  • Impacting Your Community

  • Values-Based Leadership

  • Leadership Style Assessments

  • Current Events and Complex Social Issues