One hundred and fifty three students have been awarded the 20142015 Madhvani Foundation scholarships after three months of an intensive selection process.
According to Mr Anthony Butele, the chairman Scholarship Committee, the Foundation has always looked to bring hope to the economically challenged but academically talented students.
“The commitment these students show to their education in light of their challenges, gives us great pleasure to give a helping hand towards their academic struggle,” he said.
The scholarships, worth Shs650 million, are meant for both graduate and under graduate students. The eastern region has for the second year running dominated the Madhvani Foundation scholarships awards with the male applicants taking 68 per cent 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 Govind Iyengar, the corporate secretary Madhvani Group, aised bright economically challenged students from across the country to take aantage of this opportunity that is provided annually by the Foundation seeing that it has established a nationwide footprint that has supported students from all over the country going as far as Gulu University in northern Uganda.
SOURCE: Daily Monitor