Application Deadline: Friday 13 November 2015.
The University of Dundee in partnership with Leymah Gbowee Foundation offers one African female student, from Liberia, Nigeria or Ghana, the opportunity to undertake a 1 year Masters degree at the University of Dundee fully sponsored for both tuition fees and living expenses up to a total of £20,000.
Leymah Gbowee was a single mother of four, living in the war-ravaged nation of Liberia, struggling to feed her children and living in constant fear of brutal death at the hands of the country’s warring factions. One day she decided she had had enough of this way of life, and set out to end the 14-year conflict that had devastated her nation and destroyed the lives and dreams of its people.
She now works promoting the education of women in Africa which she believes is a key strategy for the transformation of the continent and its leadership.
Criteria for awarding the scholarship is as follows:
- The applicant must be a Liberian, Nigerian, Ghanaian country national citizen
- The applicant must be permanently resident in Liberia, Nigeria or Ghana at the time of application
- The applicant must be female
- Applicants will be selected on the basis of their merit and potential evidenced by their personal statement.
The awards will be given to students who are undertaking a one year taught masters programme at the University of Dundee, in the academic year 2015-16 (January 2016 entry).
Applicants should already have been offered a place at the University of Dundee and should have firmly accepted that offer or be intending to do so.
- Complete the application form
- To complete the application process you must complete the form and submit all relevant documentation and return by email to Gillian Sharp at the University of Dundee firstname.lastname@example.org
- Please type Leymah Gbowee Scholarship in the subject area of the email.
(Applicants will also be required to provide proof of their African citizenship and permanent residence.)
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