Over 150 students win 2014/2015 Madhvani Foundation Scholarships



As part of its initiative and dedication to promote scientific and technical education among the people of Uganda, Muljibhai Madhvani Foundation has offered over 150scholarships worth 650 Uganda Million Shillings to both graduate and under graduate students in various scientific disciplines.

A selection process that spanned a period of three months,hasfinally seen 152 students rejoice after passing the interviews and being awarded the 2014/2015 Madhvani Foundation scholarships.

In a statement issued by the Foundation, Mr. Anthony Butele the Chairman Scholarship Committee said the foundation has always looked to bring hope to the economically challenged but academically talented students of Ugandaand the commitment these students show to their education in light of their challenges, gives us great pleasure to give a helping hand towardstheir academicstruggle. He advised the successful candidates to come with proof of identification at the Madhvani Foundation Offices, Industrial Area to collect their Scholarship Award letters after 10th September 2014 from 9AM to 4 PM

Commenting on this year’s scholarship analysis, Mr. Iyengar the Corporate Secretary Madhvani Group noted that “The Eastern region has for the second year running dominated the scholarship awards with the Male applicants beating their female counterparts with68% of the total scholarships. Makerere University on the other hand will absorb the highest number of beneficiaries while Engineering and Medicine topped the courses”. Mr. Iyengar went on to advise bright economically challenged students from across the country to take advantage of this opportunity that is provided annually by the Madhvani Foundationseeing that the Foundation has established a nationwide footprint that has supported students from all over the country going as far as Northern Uganda in Gulu University.

The Madhvani Foundation scholarship programme is aimed at benefiting Ugandans pursuing either undergraduate or graduate studies at University level in Uganda and has been in operation since the 2003/04 academic year.The Foundation is a two time winner (2011 and 2012) of the prestigious Patrice Lumumba award by the Ugandan Universities Union of Guild Parliaments.