BA International Relations graduate from the Class of 2020 wins two scholarship opportunities to study in France
Anastacia Ngunjiri will be starting her studies this Fall at the SciencesPo university in France, after winning the Eiffel Excellence Scholarship and the Emile-Boutmy Scholarship.
By Michael Kisilu
Ms. Anastacia Ngunjiri, a recent graduate in the Class of 2020, BA International Relations has secured two scholarships to pursue Masters in Public Policy at SciencesPo Paris, France- the Eiffel Excellence scholarship issued by the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs and the Emile-Boutmy scholarship issued by the university of SciencesPo.
Speaking to CTW following the news of her acceptance at the institution, Anastacia noted that the completion of her undergraduate studies in International Relations at USIU-Africa was one of her greatest achievements.
“USIU-Africa has offered me so many opportunities, that were beyond my imagination. I was able to be part of several initiatives, including representing the University at the 2018 University Leaders Symposium in Bangkok, Thailand on humanitarian affairs,” she said.
“I desire to make a meaningful difference in communities, both local and regional, and this is why I went down the path of Public Policy. USIU-Africa definitely played a part in the choice of my career path as it opened me up to many avenues to learn and interact with people,” she added.
She notes that she received support from her lecturers during the duration of her studies, mentioning Prof. Maurice Mashiwa and Dr. Elijah Munyi as instrumental in guiding her through the direction of policy issues.
“Indeed, USIU-Africa offers Education to take you places, both physically and figuratively. I live by the mantra of owing my life to humanity, because I am a product of compassion,” she says.
During her time at USIU-Africa, Anastacia was a student leader of the Young Diplomats Forum, where she served in the capacity of vice-president. Participation in activities like Model United Nations that are available at the university empowered her and instilled an interest in her for global development issues particularly in Africa. She also volunteered with civil society organizations like the Badili Africa Initiative which promotes the inclusion of women in governance and charity institutions like Joy Divine Gives Back, which supports street families.
She will be starting her studies at SciencesPo in the Fall semester.