The Beacon Scholarship for University

Beacon University 3The vision for the Beacon Scholarship for University is to provide access to top international universities for talented Kenyan, Tanzanian and Ugandan students who in the future would have the confidence and ability to become leaders in their chosen fields.

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Which Course?

Which Course 3The Beacon Equity Trust has built key Partnerships to offer The Beacon Scholarship at two world-class universities. Students should be clear on the course of study they wish to pursue before they apply, and can apply to both universities if the course of study they have chosen is available at both.

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The Beacon Process

Beacon Process 3There are three distinct processes that underpin The Beacon Scholarship for University: The Initial Award, Ongoing Monitoring of Performance and Scholarship Renewal.

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New Scholar Eligibility

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Two new Beacon Scholarships for University will be offered each academic year for a trial period of three years beginning September 2015 - one to Cambridge University and one to The London School of Economics.

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Financial Disclosure

Financial

In order for a candidate to qualify for The Beacon Scholarship for University, they and their parents must demonstrate financial need and undertake full and complete financial disclosure.

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Parental Commitment

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The parent/ guardian commitment is more than financial.  Parents must become an active part of the team educating a Beacon Scholar at a university offered through the Beacon Partnerships.

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Mentoring

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Mentors are central to The Beacon Scholarship for University, and play an important role in the leadership development of Beacon Scholars so that they can make a difference when they return to their home country.

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Scholarship Renewal

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The Beacon Scholar must apply annually for the renewal of the Scholarship - not later than the Closing Date for Scholarship Continuation.  The application will be reviewed by the Beacon Equity Trust in the light of the Award Acceptance Form  signed by the Scholar and their parents.

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Citizenship & Service

CitizenshipA core component of The Beacon Scholarship for University is 'citizenship'. During their course of undergraduate study Beacon Scholars are required to participate in and contribute to their community.

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Key Dates - Universities

Our deadlines are firm, and as a rule are not movable. This is because we review documentation in batches. No applications are considered beyond deadline dates.