Entries for the Gbowee Peace Foundation African Women Scholarships at the University of Dundee are currently being invited. Interested female students who wish to study in the UK and are from Liberia, Nigeria or Ghana should see how to apply below. Submission deadline for the application is 17th November 2018.
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.
About the Gbowee Peace Foundation
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 Gandhi. 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.
Liberia, Nigeria or Ghana are the eligible countries for this scholarship.
If awarded the scholarship, you will be studying in Scotland, UK.
Eligible Field Of Study:
Eligible courses include Anatomy / Forensic Anthropology / Forensic and Medical Art, Architecture and Urban Planning, Biomedical Engineering, Business(Accountancy / Economics / Finance / International Business), Computing, Energy Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy, Geography / Environmental Science, Law, Mechanical Engineering, Nursing and Health Sciences, Politics and International Relations.
Masters Taught Scholarships
The value of scholarship is up to a total of £20,000 for tuition and living expenses.
The scholarship lasts for one year.
Eligibility Criteria for Gbowee Peace Foundation African Women Scholarships:
To be eligible for this scholarship program, applicants must:
- be a Liberian, Nigerian, Ghanaian country national citizen
- be permanently resident in Liberia, Nigeria or Ghana at the time of application
- be female
- have completed their bachelor’s degree program
- have good academic records
How To Apply for the Gbowee Peace Foundation African Women Scholarships:
Interested applicants should download and completely fill in the application form.
Completed forms should be sent to Gillian Sharp at the University of Dundee [email protected].
The application deadline is 17th November 2018.