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Ford Foundation winds up IFP scholarship scheme

BY: Samuel K. Obour

 Fellows of the International Fellowship Programme (IFP) after a ceremonyThe Ford Foundation last Friday ended its special International Fellowship Programme (IFP) scholarship created in 2000 for the development of grassroots leadership and social innovators. 

The IFP scholarship was based on the basic premise that given the right tools, socially committed individuals from disadvantaged communities could succeed in postgraduate studies abroad and serve as agents for social change in their home countries. 

Since 2001, the Ford Foundation through IFP has spent a total of $355 million to sponsor more than 4,300 fellows in 22 countries global