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Madhvani Foundation launches Sh700m 2018/19 scholarship program

Gerald Ssendawula, the Chairman Madhvani Foundation officially hands over a placard unveiling the 2018/2019 scholarship fund worth sh700 million to Anthony Butele, the chairman of the scholarship committee at Madhvani Foundation (Left).

Madhvani Foundation has invested six billion shillings so far in Uganda’s University Education

Kampala, Uganda | JIMMY SIYA | The Madhvani Foundation on Wednesday announced the 2018-2019 Scholarship annual award worth Sh700 million . The Initiative reintroduced in 2003 has so far offered over Sh6.5 billion and supported over 2000 Ugandan students studying both scientific and technical courses.

Speaking at a media briefing, the Chairman Madhvani Foundation-Board of Directors, Gerald Sendawula said “We are proud to have supported over 2,000 underprivileged Ugandan students from different Ugandan universities across the country. I get emotional to see the business community display such a great sense of giving back to the communities in which they operate”.

The Foundation has registered success in the growth of the beneficiary numbers. One hundred seventy six (176) students were granted the award last year, which was the highest record of awardees compared to previous years.

The Scholarship disciplines open for sponsorship are Agriculture, Biology, Chemistry, Actuarial Science, Architecture, Veterinary Medicine, Commerce, Hotel Management, Pharmacy, Nursing, Engineering, Food Science & Technology, Information Technology, Environment, and Medicine.

Also in attendance were two alumnus who testified of their appreciation and experiences of the Madhvani Foundation Scholarship. Innocent Agonza lost his parents at a young age and had to fend for himself and his young siblings to survive, the scholarship gave him an opportunity to study and complete a Bachelors Degree in Agro-business Management, at Makerere University.

In his second year as medical student, Richard Mugahi was desperate when both his parents lost their jobs. He took a chance to apply for the scholarship and was fortunate to receive the award. Today he is a Public Health Specialist working as a District Health Officer in Fort Portal Western Uganda, and is the current President of the Madhvani Foundation Scholarships Alumni Association.

The Scholarship Sub Committee Chairman, Anthony Butele, urged the students to apply for the scholarship for which he explained “the application process is transparent and the beneficiaries are selected on merit as long as they have the requirements as stipulated on the application form”.


The Application form for the 2018/2019 Scholarship can be freely downloaded from the Foundation website at and hand delivered to Madhvani Scholarship secretariat – Muljibhai Madhvani Foundation offices, Plot No. 96-98, Business Park, 5th street, Industrial Area, Kampala .The closing date for submission of completed forms is the 31st May 2018.



    Appreciate your services and thanks for helping us. But my suggestion is: You should also start considering masters students whose admission (from Makerere university) lists are released in July ( passed your app deadline) because these stundents miss out yet they need your assistance. Thank you


    Thanks a lot for this initiative ,my prayer would be that you consider us who have just sought masters admission at MAKERERE UNIVERSITY ,The admission list comes out in late july ,many are left out and yet your services would become maybe the turning point in their lives .thanks

  3. Pliz could you consider under graduates??? Who have completed senior six but hoing to do the courses mentioned.thanx.pliz respond.

  4. Thanks a lot for the programme, but i suggest that the deadline should be revised to cater for masters students too because by that time we haven’t got the admission letter which is one of the requirements.

  5. I hope am to be considered am in my first year

  6. Thank you very much for supporting us

  7. I would be greatful to do my Masters Degree. Its a dream come true!

  8. I really would like to be considered in this scholarship.I will be thankful if considered .Thank you.

  9. Am pursuing certificate in nursing in Kampala university but now am stuck so I kindly ask for your support.i would be grateful if my request is fulfilled thanks

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