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The eastern region has topped the list of the recipients for the Madhvani Foundation 2008/2009 Scholarships.
The Madhvani Foundation has awarded scholarships worth shs460m to 159 students.
In a Friday statement, the chairman of the foundation, Sam Rutega, said: “This has been the most competitive year since the offering of the scholarships started in the 60s.”
159 scholarships worth 460 million shillings have been awarded to University students who applied for funding from the Madhvani Foundation. Making the announcement in a press statement today the Chairman of the Madhvani Foundation Mr. Sam Rutega said “this has been the most competitive year so far..."
The Madhvani Foundation, the charitable, social and civic corporate responsibility arm of Uganda’s leading industrial and hospitality conglomerate, has now partnered with the Zawadi Africa Educational Fund to provide five scholarships for gifted but economically disadvantaged young girls with strong leadership potential.
As a personal finance columnist, I receive several e-mails in reaction to what I have written. Some are requests for assistance, especially financial aid for university or would be university students. A few appear to have lost hope given their poor financial background.
Five Ugandan girls have a chance to win a scholarship to study abroad.
The Madhvani Foundation and the Zawadi African Educational Fund partnered to facilitate the scholarships.
The shortlist of candidates due for interviews for the Madhvani Foundation education scholarships in the 2008-2009 academic year has been released.
The Madhvani Foundation has short-listed 268 candidates for the 2008-2009 academic year scholarships. The foundation received over 1,000 applications in the fields of science, technology, commerce and medicine.
Over 1,000 applications from poor and struggling students at various higher institutions of learning in Uganda were recently handed over to the Chairman of the Madhvani Scholarship Committee, Henry Kyemba for possible selection into the Shs. 450 million – scholarship scheme.
Hundreds of students have registered for the Madhvani Education Foundation scholarships for the 2008/2009 academic year.
Sarah Najjemba was a struggling private student at Makerere University Business School (Mubs). She was an orphan, looking after her five siblings aged between 11 and 23 years, all in school. “I used to work and study at the same time so my grades were deteriorating, but when I got a scholarship my grades improved to such an extent that I obtained an upper second degree,” she recalls.
The Muljibhai Madhvani Education Foundation will contribute a total of 450 million shillings (about US$267,000) towards its University scholarship programme for the 2008/2009 academic year.
University students in their second year who cannot afford tuition may apply for financial help from the Madhvani Education Foundation. The Foundation has Shs 450 million to pay tuition for deserving students in local universities during the 2008/2009 academic year. The money is mainly for undergraduate students. A few postgraduate students may also be considered.
The Muljibhai Madhvani Foundation has since increased its scholarship funding from shs 400 million to shs 450 million to cope with the overwhelming demand of needy students and the rising tuition fees at higher institutions of learning.
The Muljibhai Madhvani Foundation will this year, contribute Shs450m towards its University scholarship programme for the academic year 2008/2009.
Sam Rutega, the foundation chairman, described the offer as the largest contribution from the private sector towards education.
The Muljibhai Madhvani Foundation will this year, offer over sh400m in university scholarships to Ugandan students for the 2008/2009 academic year. The funds will go to merit worthy students who lack financial backing in the fields of Agriculture, Sciences, Information Technology, Commerce and Medicine.
The Muljibhai Madhvani Foundation is once again set to announce their annual Scholarships worth over Shs400 million to help bright needy students in higher institution of learning finish their studies.
The Muljibhai Madhvani Foundation has given out sh340m in scholarships to 105 students to pursue university programmes this academic year.