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DEF Establishes First Scholarship

Sep 17, 2018 4:09 AM   By Rapaport News
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RAPAPORT... The Diamond Empowerment Fund (DEF) has launched its first scholarship in partnership with the Mandela Institute for Development Studies (MINDS). 

The grant will go to a student from a diamond-producing country whose chosen field of postgraduate study facilitates improving the quality of life for Africans.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with the Mandela Institute for Development Studies and to continue the legacy of giving back to the very communities where diamonds are found,” said DEF president and GIA senior vice president Anna Martin.

The scholarship is the first of several the DEF will issue in the coming months, it added.

Image: DEF co-founder Ben Chavis with President Nelson Mandela in Mozambique in 2006. Credit: DEF
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