The Soko Fund was established in 2003. Its sole purpose is to enable women in Malawi to obtain a university education by providing scholarships, and preference is given to women from needy circumstances who are already engaged in vocationally oriented studies. Since its establishment, the number of students supported by the Soko Fund has increased every year, and there are now Soko graduates in education, health sciences, agriculture and business.
Grant worth: MK100,000 per year.
Each Soko Scholarship covers the full cost of tuition, university accommodation (or equivalent) and a small allowance for study materials and internet access.
No of Awards : 49
- The Soko Fund supports women students on degree courses at the University of Malawi, Mzuzu University, and Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
- Awards are made on the basis of proven need and academic potential. They are reviewed annually, and for students who have completed the year successfully in accordance with published criteria renewal is guaranteed.
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