The Madhvani has invested Shs700 million into University scholarships for the 2016/17 education year.
This has been revealed while announcing the scholarships available this year. The event was hosted at Makerere University main campus, Kampala.
Beatrice Apoto, an administrator at Madhvani Foundation said, “I have watched the scholarship evolve from Shs 300 million in 2003 to Shs 700 million todate; and at the same time, I have observed the value added to over 2000 underprivileged students who have continuosly benefitted from this scholarships in Uganda over the years. I have celebrated, continue to, with many students who had lost all hope of attaining a degree.”
She said the foundation is to continue to focus on science and technical disciplines in the various Ugandan Universities, including Agriculture, Biology, Chemistry, Actuarial Science, Architecture, Veterinary Medicine, Commerce, Hotel Management, Pharmacy, Nursing, Engineering, Food Science & Technology, Information Technology, Environmental Sciences and, Medicine.
The Chairman of the Madhvani Foundation Scholarship Sub-Committee, said this is the 14th year the foundation is consistently funding academically brilliant underprivileged Ugandan students. “ The foundation continues to hold fast to the founding father Muljibhai Madhvani’s vision which is to educate and develop Ugandans and the nation at large.”
Representing the chairman Madhvani Foundation Board, Henry Kyemba urged the students to recognise the times and take advantage of opportunities which explore one’s potential to achieve their utmost gifting.
“The Madhvani Foundation is an opportunity which knocks at your door every year especially for those students who are excellent performers but are financially challenged.”
Since its reintroduction in 2003, the fund has donated over Shs 6.3 billion and supported over 1,700 Ugandan students studying both scientific and technical courses.
The students eligible for the scholarships are undergraduate students, who have completed their first year of studies, and graduate applicants who have either been admitted to, or, registered for graduate programmes, at Ugandan Universities.
Application forms for the 2016/17 can be freely downloaded from the foundation website www.madhvanifoundation.com.