Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Scholarship Spotlight: The Graça Machel Scholarship Programme (Women only)

Scholarship Sponsor: Canon Collins Trust

Amount of scholarship: All scholarships are for postgraduate study, either for one academic year if based in the UK or for two years if based in South Africa. The scholarship includes payment of maintenance, travel, health insurance and tuition fees.

August 11th 2010 for study in South Africa (courses starting in February)
December 10th 2010 for study in the UK (courses starting in September/October)

Requirements / eligibility: Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to women on the basis of academic/professional merit, financial need, intended academic programme, leadership potential and commitment to work for constructive change in Africa.

Subject Areas:
Science & Technology
Economics & Finance

Additional Information:
The key aim of the Graça Machel Scholarship Programme is to help provide the human resources necessary for economic, social and cultural development in the southern African region and to develop an educated and skilled workforce that can benefit the wider community. Scholarships that target women have long been recognized as an effective approach in addressing gender equality and eradicating poverty. By providing opportunities to study at postgraduate level, these scholarships aim to empower women and to equip them to take up leadership positions in order to have a direct impact in the communities, nations and region in which they live.

The Graça Machel Scholarships Programme will provide a minimum of 60 postgraduate scholarships to female students from Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland and South Africa in both South Africa and the UK. The majority of the scholarships will be for study in South Africa.

For more information, including application: http://bit.ly/cE2dzD

Canon Collins Trust
22 The Ivories, Northampton Street, London N1 2HY, UK.

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