Scholarship Contest: Step 2

19 Feb

Eric Gitta, Uganda Coordinator

Step 2: Evaluation

Iduka’s local representatives, like Eric Gitta in Uganda, are responsible for initial screening of applicants. Applicants will be evaluated based on: financial need, academic performance, leadership, volunteerism, character, creativity, and neatness of application. Upon this preliminary evaluation, all eligible applicants will advance to the second evaluation tier.

If your application makes it to the Scholarship Committee, you are considered to be a good fit for Iduka’s scholarship program. The committee will then evaluate all application essays and conduct the personal interviews. The Scholarship Committee will make final recommendations by the end of May, based on the following point system:

Nominator’s recommendation – 20 pts

Nominee’s application – 20 pts

Nominee’s essay – 30 pts

Interview – 30 pts

Do not forget that to qualify your nomination, application, essay, and petition must be completed by April 29, 2011. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Please contact our representative(s) in your country should you have additional questions. You may also send your queries to info (at) iduka (dot) org. Please type “Scholarship Contest” on the subject line.

The best of luck to all applicants!

Iduka Uganda - improvised poster!


3 Responses to “Scholarship Contest: Step 2”

  1. Thomson victorious masanja February 21, 2011 at 2:57 am #


  2. Iduka February 21, 2011 at 10:12 am #

    If you are an eligible student, please go to to participate in scholarship contest. The linked page has the guidelines, instructions, and links to all online forms. Nomination, application, essay, and petition signing is done online via those pages.

  3. Omondi Abedi February 24, 2011 at 4:03 am #

    I thank Iduka for all the efforts they have put in to make sure that Africa gets access to Education. I have noticed one thing in my volunteer work with Iduka as a Community Organizer. Computer connectivity and Internet is still wanting, many disadvantaged students can not use the computer and also getting a computer connected to the internet is very hard.

    Governments have to do a lot as for as Internet is concerned and students have to learn computer skills. However, I thank Iduka because of this scholarship many students and youth have an opportunity to use a computer and internet. Thank you Iduka!

    From Abedi

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