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Apply For Pulitzer African Students Scholarship Award At The Columbia University in USA (2020)

The Columbia University was first established as a collage called King’s College by the royal charter of George II of Great Britain in reaction to the founding of Princeton University in New Jersey. Which was later renamed “Columbia College in the year 1784 following the American Revolution then in 1787 it was placed under a private board of trustees headed by former students Alexander Hamilton and John Jay. Then in 1896, the campus was moved to its present day location in Morning side Heights and was renamed Columbia University. Columbia University scientists and scholars have played an important role in the development of notable scientific fields and breakthroughs which include: the first nuclear fission reaction in the Americas; nuclear magnetic resonance; brain computer interface; the laser and maser, ; the first nuclear pile;; Thomas Hunt Morgan’s drosophila experiment which is considered to be the origin of modern genetics; the first evidence for plate tectonics and continental drift; and much of the initial research and planning of the Manhattan Project during World War II. The Columbia University Physics Department has been affiliated with 33 Nobel Prize winners as alumni, faculty or research staff, the third most of any American institution behind MIT and Harvard. In addition, 22 Nobel Prize winners in Physiology or Medicine have been affiliated with Columbia University. It is the third most of any American University.

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Colombia university’s research efforts include the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Goddard Institute for Space Studies and accelerator laboratories with major technology firms such as IBM. Columbia is one of the fourteen founding members of the Association of American Universities and was the first school in the United States to grant the M.D. degree. The university administers the Pulitzer Prize annually. Columbia is organized into twenty schools, including three undergraduate schools and numerous graduate schools. It maintains research centers outside of the United States known as Columbia Global Centers.

In 2019, Columbia’s undergraduate acceptance rate was 5.1 percent which makes it one of the most selective colleges in the USA, and the 2nd most selective in the Ivy League after Harvard University. Columbia University is ranked as the third best university institution in the United States by U.S. News & World Report behind Princeton and Harvard University.

During 2018, Columbia’s alumni and affiliates include: five Founding Fathers of the United States of America. including among them are: an author of the United States Constitution and a co-author of the Declaration of Independence; three U.S. presidents; 29 foreign heads of state; 10 Justices of the United States Supreme Court, two of whom currently serve; 96 Nobel laureates; 101 National Academy members 53 living billionaires; eleven Olympic medalists; 39 Academy Award winners; and 125 Pulitzer Prize award beneficiary.

Scholarship Award Opportunity:

The university is offering an opportunity to pursue skills and advance your career in the area of journalism by being a beneficiary of the ongoing Pulitzer Africa Data Journalism Scholarship” which offered by the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism USA.

The Pulitzer Africa Data Journalism Scholarship Grant is open to international students to enable them to pursue a Master of Science in Data Journalism or double Degree in a Master of Science in Journalism and Computer Science. The program is going to be a three-semester program that provides enough training needed to tell deeply reported data-driven stories in the public and private concern.

University Institute: Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

Category: Degree and Master

Amount Of Award: $150,000

Application Mode: Online

Students: International

This award can also be taken in the United State


The scholarship is open for applications from African countries
The category is Master of Science in Data Journalism or Dual Degree in Master of Science in Computer Science and Journalism.
In addition, the applicant must meet the following criteria To be eligible:

The applicant Must have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university in united state or its equivalent from another country in the world

Method Of Application: To apply for the scholarship, applicant must be enroll as a master’s Degree student at the university. After Enrolling, they can apply through the online application portal. with some Supporting Documents which include your: CV, GRE scores, official transcripts, , three letters of recommendation and Journalistic or written work samples must be submitted with your application form.

Volume of the award: The Columbia University will provide up to $150,000 for a student, who is a resident of a country in Africa admitted to either the M.S. in Data Journalism or the dual Master of Science program in Computer Science and Journalism.

Deadlines Of Application:

For the Master of Science in Data Journalism: it ends on 30th December 2019

While the Dual Degree in Master of Science in Computer Science and Journalism ends in 25th January 2020

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