Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa Scholarship 2018
March 2018. The deadline for submitting your application for this scholarship is the 17th November 2018 and is for January 2019 intake only.
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Up to £30,000
Level of Study
Mode of Study
Living costs, Tuition Fees
Country of domicile
Overseas: Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria
To be eligible to apply for the Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa scholarship, you must meet the following criteria:
- Hold an academic offer of entry to the University of Dundee for January 2019 entry
- You must be a Liberian, Nigerian, Ghanaian country national citizen
- You must be permanently resident in Liberia, Nigeria or Ghana at the time of your application
- Available to female applicants only
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.
By day she gathered small groups of women in peaceful protest, by night she studied and taught the peaceful protest strategies of Martin Luther King and Ghandi. The women's peace movement in Liberia grew - and ultimately brought an end to the war. For her contribution to ending the war in Liberia, Leymah Gbowee shared the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize. 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.
The University of Dundee, in partnership with Leymah Gbowee Foundation, is offering one African female student from Liberia, Nigeria or Ghana, the opportunity to undertake a 1 year postgraduate taught degree at the University of Dundee. The scholarship award is up to £20,000 and covers tuition fees, accommodation and living expenses. Any additional costs relating to tuition fees will be covered by the University of Dundee.
Preference is 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.
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.
How to Apply
You must first assess your eligibility against the criteria above. You can then download and complete the Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa Scholarship Application Form and return by the deadline to firstname.lastname@example.org using 'Gbowee Scholarship Application' as your subject. With your application form, you must also submit documentation to support your citizenship and permanent residence.
Please ensure you include your Applicant ID number in all communications, as we cannot accept applications for this scholarship if you have not yet been made an offer of entry to the University of Dundee.
A reminder that the closing date for all applications is 17th November 2018, applications after this date cannot be considered or amended.
For any pre-application enquiries and support, please email email@example.com.
For any pre-application enquiries, we will notify you shortly after the closing date if you have been successful or not. Application forms cannot be amended after the closing date. If you need to withdraw your scholarship application for any reason then you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.