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Qualified Student Support for the Energy Access – Learning Partnership Initiative at Strathmore University, Kenya

Call for 2022 Applications

The Liechtenstein Institute for Strategic Development with support by the Government of Liechtenstein is proud to present this Scholarship at selected universities across Africa, in support of a number of UN Sustainable Development Goals – including #7: affordable and clean energy for all.

The Liechtenstein Renewable Energy Enterprise Development (REED) / TEA-LP Scholarship supports pre-selected students in the master program of the participating university.

The program aims to develop the next generation of African experts to grow the renewable energy access sector across the country’s industries, cities, towns and communities.

The Liechtenstein Institute for Strategic Development is dedicated to the integration and proliferation of renewable energy in infrastructure, urban and regional development internationally. Its Liechtenstein REED Scholarship is supported by the Government of Liechtenstein’s international development program. Web site: https://www.eurisd.org

The masters program at Strathmore University develops the next generation of Kenyan experts to grow the renewable energy access sector across the country’s industries, cities, towns, and communities.

Eligibility and How to Apply

Scholarships are awarded on basis of financial need, academic excellence, commitment to community renewable energy access in the country as well as contribution to cultural and social diversity goals.

Successful candidates will be awarded support for living expenses in order to help complete the program within the standard MSc program period. To apply, you must meet the admission requirements of participating university and its relevant masters program, and submit the admission application form plus the required material stipulated below.

Required Documents

• Completed scholarship application – form available at: https://strathmore.edu/msc-sustainable-energy-transitions/

• Two letters of recommendation, by university professors, supervisors and/or employers.

• A Letter of Motivation of no more than four pages (up to 1,600 words) to explain your academic and professional goals and illustrate how these relate to future career plans in renewable energy access. The letter must describe: a) your background; b) why the scholarship is important to you; c) goals and academic and/or career plans; d) why the master course was chosen; and e) wider community and societal implications of renewable energy based engineering programs in providing sustainable energy access for all.

• Establishment of financial need – As many of the following as possible:

o Certified copy of your most recent tax return or pay slip,
o Certified copy of your bank statements for the past six months,
o Certified copy of your parents’ most recent tax return if you are not employed,
o Other forms of documentation (corroboration by local administration etc.)

Please send required documents in a single PDF file to: financialaid@strathmore.edu with a copy to gnyaloti@strathmore.edu

(Kindly keep the file size below 10 MB)

Application Deadline

Applications are due by:

1700HRS EAT 11th March 2022

Award Information

The scholarship is awarded for a maximum duration of a standard MSc program length, renewable each term subject to merit and maintenance of an acceptable level of academic performance.

The scholarship is designed to supplement living expenses such as accommodation, food and/or other related educational expenses at the recipients’ discretion. The amount is related to the national Cost of Living index. A scholarship is granted once the application with its required documents has been approved, and an award agreement has been signed. Selections are made by a committee including LISD and University representatives.

A recipient of the scholarship for a given term does not automatically receive it in the following. To receive the award for the next consecutive term, recipients will need to maintain their grade average, meet any other required criteria and submit required renewal materials for additional payment. Payments are made at the beginning of each semester or term.

Other Requirements

Scholarship awardees are required to:

• complete all mandatory courses in time,
• maintain good grades and high performance standing,
• submit a first-year statement of insights and academic progress as application for the final semester or term, and
• present a final report on experience, lessons and final academic results.

More Information

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