The Beacon Scholarship for University

The 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.

To implement this vision The Beacon Equity Trust has built key Partnerships to offer undergraduate education at some of the top universities in the UK. Two scholarships are available each year to talented and highly motivated students, one to The University of Cambridge and one to The London School of Economics.

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The Beacon Scholarship for University is aimed at high calibre university age students who will appreciate and optimise the opportunity being offered by this high grade education. In order to benefit from such an education, students with leadership potential must already show some key traits:

    • strong intellect
    • determination
    • resourcefulness
    • willingness to compete
    • ethical conviction and courage
    • understanding of when to take calculated risks
    • ability to influence others
    • confidence among international peers
    • sense of community
    • moral duty, ie be prepared to help others and empathise with those less fortunate than themselves

All applicants for a Beacon Scholarship for University will be tested to ensure they have the potential to become future leaders. They will be asked to show evidence of the leadership traits above, and in order for the scholarship to be renewed each year they will be required to perform to a high level throughout their university degree.