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Financial support for African students
Southern Sudanese (UK) Scholarship ProgrammeThe Trust expects to make a small number of scholarship awards to enable southern Sudanese students to study in the UK. Awards are intended for people in the final twelve months of their course of study and are for a maximum of twelve months.
Priority will be given to applicants who can demonstrate that they will return to work in southern Sudan or the region upon completion of their course and who wish to study for subjects which are related to needs in southern Sudan. It is also expected that southern Sudanese who have experience of paid work or voluntary work with southern Sudanese government structures will be given special consideration. The awards will be made to people from all regions within southern Sudan. Applications from women are particularly encouraged.
Applicants should request and complete the appropriate AET application form and return it to the AET office in London.
If you think you are eligible and wish to receive an application form, please WRITE to:
Southern Sudanese Scholarship Programme
Africa Educational Trust
18 Hand Court
London WC1V 6JF
Email applications should be addressed to: email@example.com
Small Emergency Grants
The fund is administered for African students who have run into unexpected financial difficulties during the final months of their course. The goal of the Small Grants Programme is to enable African students to complete their course and to return home. Students are then able to put to effective use the skills and education gained whilst studying in the UK to assist in the growth and development of their own countries.
All applicants must meet the following criteria:
• Applicants must come from Africa and be studying in the UK on a student’s visa
• The financial difficulty must be unexpected
• The student must be in the final four months of his/her study
• All applications must be supported in writing by the student’s supervisor, tutor or head of course
If you meet all of the above criteria, and would like to apply, please write a short letter marked Small Emergency Grants Programme and send to Africa Educational Trust, 18 Hand Court, London WC1V 6JF. Make clear the reasons why you are applying, stating the name and length of the course which you are currently studying, including your expected completion date. If eligible, you will be sent a Small Emergency Grants Form to fill in. Please note that you can only apply during the final four months of your course of study and that grants are available for both undergraduate and postgraduate study.
Kenneth Kirkwood Fund
This fund was established in 1998 in honour of the memory of Kenneth Kirkwood, the first Professor of Race Relations and Co-ordinator of African Studies at St. Antony’s College, Oxford. Kenneth Kirkwood was a founding member of the Africa Educational Trust. He was Chairman between 1987-1994 and remained a Trustee until his death in 1997.
The fund provides small grants for maintenance, fees or for emergency payments for students from Africa, particularly Southern Africa. Both undergraduate and post graduate students are eligible to apply to the Kenneth Kirkwood Fund.
Priority will be given towards those students studying subjects which are relevant to the development of their home countries.
It is expected that first consideration will be given to students studying at St. Antony’s College, Oxford. However, students from other colleges and universities will also be eligible for awards.
Applicants should be reaching the final months of their period of study and the value of the award is expected to be about ?500.
Applicants should write a short letter of application and send to Africa Educational Trust, 18 Hand Court, London WC1V 6JF marked ‘The Kenneth Kirkwood Fund’, informing the Trust of the title of their course, the expected date of completion and the reason for the application.
Andrzejewski Memorial Fund
An award in honour of Professor B W Andrzejewski, scholar and broadcaster who specialised in the languages and literatures of the Horn of Africa. The objective of the award is to support individual study or field work on the Horn Region or to assist the study, production or provision of materials which will support language, literature, education or broadcasting in the region.
Successful applicants will be required to submit a report of approximately two thousand words on the use of their award, no later than three months after the completion of their course or project.
Applicants are asked to ensure that they meet the above conditions as regards to region and area of their study. A letter of application for this award should be sent to Africa Educational Trust, 18 Hand Court, London WC1V 6JF marked Andrzejewski Memorial Fund. Please note that the value of this award is not sufficient to cover all costs of study.