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The University of Dundee is pleased to offer Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa Scholarship to pursue taught year master programme. Students from Liberia, Nigeria or Ghana are eligible to apply for these scholarships.
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.
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.
What You Need To Know About The Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa Scholarship
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.
Level / Field of Study:
Scholarships are available for pursuing taught year master programme.
Scholarship is be taken in UK at The University of Dundee. If you are an international student and you wish to study in UK , this is for you Complete Guide to Getting A UK Tier 4 Student Visa For International Students.
Students from Liberia, Nigeria or Ghana are eligible to apply for these scholarships. Read also if you wish to study outside your home country Simple and Detailed Answers about Applying and Winning a Scholarship.
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.
The Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa Scholarship Eligibility:
Criteria for awarding the scholarship are 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 2016-17 (January 2017 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. We have a full list of our postgraduate courses, including details of how to apply, online.
How to Apply For The Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa Scholarship
- Complete the application form above
- To complete the application process you must complete the form and submit all relevant documentation and return by email to Gillian Sharp.
- 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.)
Scholarship Application Deadline: 17th November 2018