The Mwangi scholarship which is being offered for the first time this year has been named as a mark of solidarity with the people of Kenya, and in memory of Mbugua Mwangi and his fiancée Rosemary Wahito who were tragically killed in the Westgate attack in Nairobi in September 2013. Mbugua Mwangi was the only son of Ireland’s former Ambassador of Kenya, Ms Catherine Mwangi. The Scholarship is in conjunction with the Irish Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs.
This scholarship is a great opportunity for female African citizens from Kenya, Uganda or Tanzania to apply for a full scholarship and stipend for the UCD Smurfit MBA for the upcoming academic year 2014-15. The closing date is April 15th and further details and application procedure and eligibility criteria are available at http://www.smurfitschool.ie/scholarships/mwangimbascholarship/.
We particularly encourage applications from public sector, ethnic minorities, people with disability and other marginalised groups. In exceptional cases, work experience may compensate for academic experience. This scholarship is intended to support candidates who would otherwise be unable to access overseas postgraduate opportunities.
If you are interested and eligible we encourage an application and if you aren’t but know anyone who is please let them know this opportunity is out there waiting to be won.