Ayudar Scholarship

About the award

The Ayudar Scholarship, worth up to £30,000, is for a Colombian national enrolling on the full-time MSc Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture in 2016/17. The award covers the full cost of international tuition fees plus a contribution towards subsistence. The funds are generously donated by an alumnus from the University of Exeter and his Colombian wife – Gerry and Clemencia Brown. Their desire is to support the development of talent in Colombia, and particularly talent which will make a positive social and environmental impact.

To be eligible, you must intend to enrol on the full-time MSc Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture in 2016 and satisfy the following criteria:

  1. Be a Colombian citizen planning to return to Colombia and apply your learning after graduation;
  2. Have a clear and demonstrable case that, without the scholarship, you would not have the financial means to undertake a Masters in Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture in the UK;
  3. Have a clear and demonstrable desire to make a difference in helping business to contribute back to society and/or improve the environment. You will need to write a compelling personal statement to demonstrate this;
  4. Have a good academic background with the equivalent of a UK Upper Second Class Honours degree;
  5. Meet the English language requirements for the MSc Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture.

Summary

Application deadline:29th April 2016
Number of awards:1
Value:Up to £30,000 to cover the full cost of tuition fees plus a contribution to subsistence
Duration of award:for 1 year
Contact: External Relations Teamcles-externalrelations@exeter.ac.uk

How to apply

To apply, please apply online and include with this application a supporting statement of up to 1,000 words demonstrating how you meet the eligibility requirements of the award. In your statement please ensure you clearly address points 1, 2 and 3 outlined above separately.

The deadline for applications to this award is 29 April 2016.