Awards & Partnerships
Humane Education Coalition
The Humane Education Coalition (HEC) is a network of education entities dedicated to mainstreaming education that inspires students to think critically to identify creative and impactful solutions to interconnected global challenges.
Wharton-QS Reimagine Education Conference & Awards
Imagine Scholar was a three-time award winner at the 2019 Reimagine Education Awards, hosted by Wharton and Quacquarelli Symonds, taking home the “Gold” award for the Arts & Humanities discipline, “Silver” award for innovation in K12 education, and the “Silver” award for excellence in education regionally for Africa.
2017, 2018, & 2019 TOP-RATED NONPROFIT
Imagine Scholar was announced as a 2017 and 2018 Top-Rated Nonprofit by GreatNonprofits in partnership with GuideStar and The Huffington Post. Read reviews by past volunteers, donors, and recipients of aid.
HALI Access Network
The HALI Access Network is an association of thought-leading education nonprofit organizations across the African continent. As a partner of the association, Imagine Scholar contributes to and benefits from a robust network of pioneers in high-aptitude, low-income (HALI) education access for African scholars.
MASTERCARD FOUNDATION SCHOLARS PROGRAM AT AFRICAN LEADERSHIP ACADEMY (MCFSPALA)
Imagine Scholar was accepted as a recruitment partner of MCFSPALA in 2016. Every year, MCFSPALA provides Imagine Scholar graduates with comprehensive scholarships to attend partner universities around the globe. These life-changing scholarships also include continued academic support, participation in a monthlong university preparation course at the University of Rochester in the USA, leadership development, and networking opportunities.
AFRICAN LEADERSHIP ACADEMY (ALA)
Based in Johannesburg, ALA is a pan-African institution that seeks to develop the next generation of entrepreneurial African leaders. It is one of the most competitive schools on the continent – each year selecting just 130 students from thousands of highly qualified applicants. ALA has provided full scholarships to several Imagine Scholar students.
Out of 400 organizations from across the continent, Imagine Scholar received 1st place in the 2014/2015 “Pan-African Awards for Entrepreneurship in Education” put on by Teach a Man To Fish and the Saville Foundation.
NOVARE EQUITY PARTNERS
Novare Equity Partners is a South African based private equity firm investing in retail and commercial real estate across sub-Saharan Africa. Novare Equity Partners provides ongoing financial support to Imagine Scholar as well as provides internships and bursaries for our students.
DG MURRAY TRUST
DG Murray Trust is one of South Africa’s largest grant funders, annually administering over R100 million. Imagine Scholar has received two consecutive grants from DG Murray Trust.
Groton School is a private preparatory school in Massachusetts, United States. Imagine Scholar has developed an international partnership for students to engage in cultural and academic exchange.
Rotary International is one of the world’s largest service organizations. Imagine Scholar has received multiple grants through Rotary and has developed sustained international support from clubs in South Africa and the United States.
U.S. AMBASSADOR’S SPECIAL SELF-HELP PROGRAM
Imagine Scholar was awarded a grant by the United States Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Program. The U.S. Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Program assists community-based, community-run projects in the local communities of South Africa. The goal of the Self-Help Program is to improve the basic economic and social conditions of the community or village.
Yellobric improves literacy rates across Africa through technology. Yellobric has supported Imagine Scholar through donating reading materials and putting on the annual School Space Race Challenge.
Headspace is a digital health service that offers guided meditation sessions. They have over 5 million users worldwide. Through their support, Imagine Scholar students have access to meditation services and content relating to our Health and Mindfulness programs.
ANDOVER BREAD LOAF AND PHILLIPS ACADEMY
Andover Bread Loaf’s mission is to promote literacy and educational revitalization in the most economically disadvantaged school systems and communities around the world. Phillips Academy is located in Andover, Massachusetts (USA).