U.S. Embassy Awards Fulbright and Humphrey Grants to Four Malawians to Study in the United States

Lilongwe, July 17 – 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 2017-18 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.

Ms. Jean Kayira, Assistant Registrar at Zomba High Court, will pursue a master’s degree in Governance and Rule of Law at Ohio Northern University;  Mr. Lombola Lombola, a Blantyre-based entrepreneur, will pursue a Master’s of Business Administration in Global Social and Sustainable Enterprise at Colorado State University;  Ms. Joyce Chivunga, a lecturer at the Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST), will pursue a Master’s of Science in Electrical Engineering at Oklahoma State University.  And, Justice Fiona Mwale, Judge at Malawi’s High Court, will pursue a law and human rights program at American University in Washington, DC 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 continue to 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 provides mid-career professionals from designated countries an academic year in the United States of non-degree graduate-level study, leadership development, and professional collaboration with U.S. counterparts.   To date, over 100 Malawians have participated in these two programs.

For more information on the Fulbright and Humphrey Fellowship Programs please visit:  https://mw.usembassy.gov/ 


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

Marcus Muhariwa – Information Specialist, U.S. Embassy