Four Malawians Awarded Fulbright and Humphrey Grants

Lilongwe, May 24 – U.S. Ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer today announced that three Malawians have been selected to receive prestigious Fulbright grants to pursue Master’s Degree studies in the United States starting in the 2016-17 academic year, and one Malawian will pursue a professional development program in the United States under the Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Program.  The grants cover all associated costs while studying in the United States.

Mr. Sterner Msamila, an Environmental Health Officer at Ntcheu District Hospital will pursue a Master’s in Public Health at Georgia State University; Mr. Patrick Jackson, a Manager with Techno Brain Group will pursue a Master’s of Science in Information Assurance at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota; and Dr. Thandiwe Jere, Senior Medical Officer at Kamuzu Central Hospital will pursue a Master’s in Public Health at the University of Nebraska.  Mr. Tsokalanu Msowoya, a teacher at Euthini Secondary School, will pursue a program in Education Administration at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee under the Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Program.

“I am delighted to award these prestigious grants to four Malawians who are not only academically outstanding, but also truly committed to the continued development of their country.  I wish them all the best in their studies in the United States and look forward to the impact they will have in Malawi when they return home,” said U.S. Ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer.

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.   The Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Program sends young and mid-career professionals from designated countries to the United States for a year of non-degree graduate-level study, leadership development, and professional collaboration with U.S. counterparts.   To date, over 70 Malawians have participated in these two programs including Justice Rezine Mzikamanda former Anti-Corruption Bureau Director and current Supreme Court Justice, Mr. Chris Dzimadzi, former registrar of Chancellor College, Dr. Angela Chimwaza, former Dean of Post Graduate Studies at Kamuzu College of Nursing, and Mr. James Kaphale, Director of Legal Affairs with the Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA).

For more information on the Fulbright and Humphrey Fellowship Programs please visit:

Contacts: Edward J. Monster – Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Embassy

Marcus Muhariwa – Information Specialist, U.S. Embassy

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Lilongwe 3, Malawi


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