Deadline: November 13, 2017
Applications are ongoing for the Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa Scholarship 2017 to Study in the United Kingdom. The University of Dundee is offering Postgraduate Scholarships to African female students wishing to undertake a one year taught masters programme at the University.
The candidate should be aware that this scholarship is the University’s investment in the sustained growth of an individual and the betterment of a community at large. The candidate should indicate how she will use the studying abroad experience and the postgraduate qualification to locally or globally promote holistic transformation, facilitate equal access to opportunities for all, and encourage a peaceful, reconciled and empowered population in her home country.
The core mission at the University of Dundee is to transform lives, locally and globally, through the creation, sharing and application of knowledge. The teaching they offer forms part of a student experience that is consistently rated among the best in the UK, and is producing graduates who are ready to help solve real-world problems and become future leaders across society.
- Up to a total of £20,000 for Tuition and living expenses.
- Eligible fields of study include: Anatomy / Forensic Anthropology / Forensic and Medical Art, Architecture and Urban Planning, Biomedical Engineering, Business (Accountancy / Economics / Finance / International Business), Computing, Energy Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy, Geography / Environmental Science, Law, Mechanical Engineering, Nursing and Health Sciences, Politics and International Relations;
- The applicant must be citizens of Liberia, Nigeria, or Ghana;
- The applicant must be permanently resident in Liberia, Nigeria or Ghana at the time of application;
- The applicant must be female;
- 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.
- Preference will be given to a candidate who has shown evidence of upholding the ethos of the Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa through sustained personal growth, involvement in community development, and a strong commitment to the advancement and education of women and youth in her home country.
- It is recommended that the candidate provide examples or a personal narrative that highlight leadership qualities, personal fortitude, and active participation in developing meaningful opportunities which lead to the social, educational, and/or spiritual advancement of the disadvantaged.
- The successful candidate should be prepared to use the scholarship not only as an educational experience but also as a chance to become immersed in another culture, while fostering understanding of her own country and culture amongst students and the local community of Dundee.
- The applying candidate should address how she hopes to become involved in University or local societies, activities, and/or organisations, and how she will support discourse about issues women face globally.
- Interested and eligible applicants should proceed to download the scholarship application form here.
- Complete the form and submit all relevant documentation and return by email to Gillian Sharp at the University of Dundee via firstname.lastname@example.org
- Please type Leymah Gbowee Scholarship in the subject area of the email.