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Scholarship Opportunities (Undergraduate and Postgraduate)

Kenya Coastal Development Project - KCDP

Announcement for Scholarship Opportunities

Name of Country: Kenya

Project Name: Kenya Coastal Development Project

Project ID No: P094692.

Implementing Agency: Kenya Marine Fisheries Research Institute

Kenya Coastal Development Project (KCDP) is a multi-sectoral development project financed by the World Bank and the Global Environment Facility, and hosted by the Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI) and implemented by seven Government Agencies.

The Project Development Objective (PDO) is to improve management effectiveness and enhance revenue generation of Kenya’s coastal and marine resources.

As part of its capacity building  programme, KCDP is offering scholarships opportunities to assist needy coastal students* with outstanding academic performance to pursue undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses in natural resource management, community development, or any other related disciplines.

*Coastal students are identified as students who were born in coast and/or come from indigenous coastal communities

Undergraduate Scholarships

The KCDP undergraduate scholarships provide one year tuition fees and project costs for students in their final year of study at any of the accredited Kenyan Universities.

While a total of sixty (60) slots - 10 per coastal county - were initially available, sixteen (16) slots were absorbed after the first announcement in October 2013.

Therefore the openings available in this call are as shown below:

County       Slots Available
Mombasa     5
Kwale 9
Kilifi   1
Taita Taveta 10
Tana River   10
Lamu 9
Total  44



Applications for the above undergraduate scholarships are invited from coastal students who meet the following minimum criteria:
  • Registered as fulltime students and pursuing a degree course in Natural Resource Management, Community Development, or other related disciplines;
  • Have completed third year and/or proceeding to their final year of study;
  • Have above average academic performance;
  • Below 30 years of age.

Applicants should fill in the Undergraduate application form (www.kcdp.co.ke) and attach the following documents:
  • A copy of their identity card;
  • Copies of academic transcripts and evidence of proceeding to the final year of study;
  • A letter of evidence from the University indicating need for financial support;
  • An official statement from the university showing the current fee balance;
  • A personal statement indicating the motivation of applying for the KCDP Scholarship;
  • Letters of reference from two (2) Academic Referees.

Postgraduate Scholarships

These scholarships are available to coastal students with outstanding academic credentials to undertake a Masters degree in Natural Resource Management, Community Development, or other related disciplines at any of the Kenyan accredited Universities.

The Scholarship provides: 2 years tuition cost including statutory fees, research cost and monthly stipend of KShs 30,000.

Following the first call (October 2013) for KCDP postgraduate scholarships, eighteen (18) slots were filled and therefore in this second call, the available openings per county are as shown below:

County       Slots Available
Mombasa     0
Kwale 5
Kilifi   0
Taita Taveta 5
Tana River   5
Lamu 3
Total  18


Applications for the above postgraduate scholarships are therefore invited from coastal students who meet the following minimum criteria:
  • Hold 1st Class or 2nd Class Honours (Upper ) undergraduate degree in the relevant field;
  • Applicants with second lower must demonstrate evidence of at least 2 years work experience;
  • Obtained admission for full time Masters Degree in the KCDP targeted field of studies;
  • Below 45 years of age.

Applicants should fill in the postgraduate application form (www.kcdp.co.ke) and attach the following documents:
  • A copy of their identity card;
  • Copies of academic transcripts and evidence of final grade obtained;
  • Letter of admission indicating commencement date;
  • For continuing students, an official statement of current fee balance is required;
  • A letter from previous University indicating need for financial support;
  • A personal statement indicating the motivation of applying for KCDP Scholarship;
  • Letters of reference from two (2) Academic Referees.

Application forms for the undergraduate and postgraduate scholarship opportunities can be downloaded from the KCDP website (www.kcdp.co.ke).

Completed application forms should be sent to the address below or hand delivered to the Project office so as reach on or before 20th March 2014.

The Project Coordinator
Kenya Coastal Development Project
Kenya Marine & Fisheries Research Institute
P.O. Box 81651- 80100,
Mombasa


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