The Muljibhai Madhvani Foundation, a Charitable Trust under Madhvani Group, has announced scholarships opportunities for the academic year 2022, for eligible Ugandans both at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
Under the programme, several disciplines have identified for sponsorships including; Agriculture, Biology, Chemistry, Commerce, Engineering, Food Science & Technology, Information Technology, Hotel Management, Pharmacy, Nursing, Architecture, Veterinary Medicine, Actuarial Science, Environmental Studies and Human Medicine.
According to the foundation’s Board of Trustees, the primary objective behind the scholarship programme is promoting scientific and technical education for the betterment of the people of Uganda.
The scholarship covers tuition fees only from the second year to completion for undergraduate students, and for the entire programme of study for Postgraduate students from the time of application/award.
Nature of the Scholarships:
The scholarship shall be extended as a grant payable directly to the University/Institution on behalf of the beneficiaries. Renewal of funding, however, shall be subject to receiving satisfactory progress reports from the beneficiaries Faculty/ Institute/School/college.
However, according to the Board, retakes in more than one subject will result in the withdrawal of the Scholarship by the Trust. Upon completion of the studies, it is expected that the awardees will, for the benefit of future scholars, make voluntary donations/contributions to the Foundation.
Undergraduate students (Ugandan Nationals), who have completed at least the first year of their studies at a Ugandan University; (in any of the disciplines in 2.0 above), are eligible to apply.
Students with CGPA lower than 3.0 and/or having a retake in any subject in the first/preceding year of study are not eligible to apply.
Postgraduate students (Ugandan Nationals), who have either been admitted and/or registered for postgraduate programmes at a Ugandan University. (A first degree in the disciplines in 2.0 a must).
Students already on scholarships or sponsorships with other organizations are not eligible to apply.
It is a requirement for undergraduate applicants to provide proof of completion of the first year of study in a recognized university in Uganda. The higher one’s CGPA, the better.
For Postgraduate applicants, proof of admission to a postgraduate programme in a recognized University or Institution of Higher Learning in Uganda is required.
The applicants’ Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) and/or class of degree as well as academic references shall be among the variables to be used in determining successful applicants.
The applicant’s age, character, their financial status and that of their parents, families and/or spouses, shall be scrutinized to assess their eligibility and relative financial needs.
The Board of Trustees has empowered the Scholarship Committee to use their discretion in considering the Applicants and identifying those suitable for sponsorship. The Committee may use additional
parameters, such as gender, regional balance and disability, where candidates are equally qualified.
Postgraduate Applicants with work experience in the relevant field of study will have advantage in award of Scholarship. Any form of canvassing will lead to immediate disqualification.
The Application form can be downloaded for free from the Foundation website www.madhvanifoundation.com
The Completed application form can either be delivered in person or posted to Muljibhai Madhvani Foundation, P. O. Box 6361, Plot No.96-98, Business Park 5th Street, Industrial Area, Kampala,
LAST DATE FOR SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION IS 31st May 2022.
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