Tertiary Education Scholarship Program

Application Guidelines

Overview

The Dr. Aloy & Gesare Chife Foundation offers tertiary education scholarships to outstanding students with a propensity to science and technology who cannot reach their potential without financial support. Students are sponsored for attendance at any recognized and accredited university of their choice in their country of residence.  Recipients are required to complete local community and work projects relevant to their area of study. Our approach is to increase local capacity of technological knowledge and curb the ‘brain drain’ in African communities.

With a clearly delineated application process and criteria, students are identified, evaluated and awarded scholarships to cover the cost of tuition fees for their chosen course. The Program accepts applications from full time and part time students.

All highly motivated African students interested in the areas of science and technology are encouraged to apply for the Tertiary Education Scholarship Program.  The Foundation may, from time to time, identify specific disciplines for award preference, to be published at www.chifefoundation.org

Eligibility

To be eligible for consideration, applicants must have:-

• A minimum of B average in all classes.
• Domestic citizenship in country of residence.
• No criminal record.
• Good moral standing.

Annual Disbursement

The total amount of funds to be disbursed by the Program each year will be determined by the Foundation, and may change from year to year.

Application Process

1. Candidates should register their intention to apply by emailing scholarships @ chifefoundation.org.

2. Complete the application form available at www.chifefoundation.org

3. Email the documents listed below to
scholarships @ chifefoundation.org

• Statement of Motivation, of not more than 1,000 words, responding to the question “If you were to do one thing to benefit your community, what would it be and what role would technology play in achieving your task?”

• Copy of most recent academic transcript / official evidence of results.

• Copy of evidence of enrolment or offer of enrolment at a recognized accredited university institution.

• Copy of resume detailing work, school and community service achievements.

• One academic reference attesting to the applicant’s or suitability to receive scholarship.

• One character reference attesting to the applicant’s suitability to receive scholarship.

• Copy of birth certificate.

Closing Date

Applications close on the 1 August each year.

Please note that incomplete applications and/or those submitted after the closing date may not be considered.

Selection Process

• Applications will be acknowledged by email within one week of receipt.

• A selection panel formed by the Foundation will review eligible applications within three weeks of the closing date.

• Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an interview and will be assessed against selection criteria to be made available not less than one week before the interview.

• Successful applicants will be notified within one week of the final interview date.

• Successful applicants will be required to submit proof of enrolment and fee schedule for processing within two weeks of their acceptance to the Program.

• Funds may take up to four weeks to be made available.  Scholarship recipients are required to show evidence of payment to their university within one week of receiving funds.  Failure to do so will result in ineligibility in future semesters.

• Unsuccessful applicants will be notified by email, and given guidance by telephone on re-application, where sought and applicable.

Conditions

• Recipients will ensure that the Foundation has accurate contact details for the scholarship holder at all times, specifically, email address, postal address and telephone number.

• Recipients must immediately notify the Foundation in the event of a change (increase or decrease) in study load, deferment, cessation of studies, and/or adverse events (e.g. illness) that may affect their ability to adhere to the conditions of the scholarship.

• Recipients agree to immediately notify the Foundation if their course of study is significantly altered at the will of the university.

• The recipient must, at all times, meet the eligibility criteria, stated on page one of the application guidelines.  In the event that one or more of the criteria is no longer met, the recipient will notify the Foundation without delay.

• Recipients agree to have their pictures and biographies listed at www.chifefoundation.org, and to participate in publicizing the work of the Foundation if a specific request is made by the Foundation.

• Recipients must submit a 500 word progress report and their academic transcript at the conclusion of each academic period (semester or trimester) funded.

• Recipients are required to complete a minimum of 40 hours of suitable and relevant community service within New Anam City within the year funded, details of which will be determined by Foundation staff.

• A concluding report and/or presentation may be required for submission at the completion of the qualification.

• Failure to meet the conditions of the scholarship may result in the Foundation requesting that funds be repaid.

• The Foundation reserves the right to revoke a scholarship if the award was received through distortion or mistruth of information, or if the eligibility criteria are no longer met by the recipient.

• Selection and award amounts are made at the full discretion of the Dr Aloy & Gesare Chife Foundation and no correspondence will be entered into.

• The Foundation reserves the right to alter these conditions as it sees fit, and such changes will be published at www.chifefoundation.org. Current scholarship recipients will be notified of changes to the conditions by email.

Length

• The scholarship is awarded for one academic year (two semesters or three trimesters) and is contingent on evidence of enrolment being provided for each academic period within that year.

• Recipients must re-apply prior to the commencement of each academic year.  This ensures that eligibility requirements continue to be met and that the Program remains competitive.

Other Support

Recipients of the scholarship are not precluded from receiving other forms of financial support for their tertiary study, including other scholarships.  However, other forms of support should not be awarded for the same purpose as this scholarship (i.e. tuition fees).

Enquiries

If you have any questions regarding The Dr. Aloy & Gesare Tertiary Education Scholarship Program, please email scholarships @ chifefoundation.org

Scholarship Guidelines