The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) in the United Kingdom is granting the Jeroen Ensink Memorial Scholarship award for MSc in Public Health for Development in the 2021/22 Academic year.
Jeroen Ensink was a Senior Lecturer in Public Health Engineering at LSHTM and a Course Director for the Masters in Public Health for Development between 2009 and 2015.
After his death on 29 December 2015, the School created a Memorial Fund in his name to assist candidates from sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia who are devoted to advancing public health in low- or middle- income nations and wish to undergo the MSc Public Health for Development program.
Worth of Jeroen Ensink Memorial Scholarship
A full scholarship award provides:
- full-time abroad tuition fees for 2020-21 (with the compulsory field trip fee);
- flights from the candidate’s home nation to the United Kingdom, and return on conclusion of the scholarship award (to be arranged by the Scholarships team in Registry); and
- a tax free allowance (living stipend) of GBP 17,175.00.
Eligibility for Jeroen Ensink Memorial Scholarship
To be qualified for a Jeroen Ensink Memorial Scholarship award under this fund, candidates have to:
- have been admitted into the 2020-21 MSc Public Health for Development program; and
- have displayed a devotion to WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene); and
- be a national of one of the following sub-Saharan African or South Asian nations: Angola; Afghanistan; Benin; Bangladesh; Bhutan; Botswana; Burundi; Burkina Faso; Cape Verde; Cameroon; Chad; Central African Republic; Comoros; Democratic Republic of Congo; Republic of Congo; Djibouti; Ethiopia; Equatorial Guinea; Eritrea; Gambia; Gabon; Guinea; Ghana; India; Guinea-Bissau; Kenya; Ivory Coast; Lesotho; Madagascar; Liberia; Maldives; Malawi; Mali; Mauritius; Mauritania; Namibia; Mozambique; Nepal; Nigeria; Niger; Rwanda; Pakistan; São Tomé and Príncipe; Seychelles; Senegal; Somalia; Sierra Leone; South Africa; South Sudan; Sri Lanka; Swaziland; Sudan; Togo; Tanzania; Zambia; Uganda; Zimbabwe.
- Preference will be afforded to those candidates with experience or passion in the area of water, sanitation, hygiene and public health.
- Candidates have to meet the School’s minimum English Language adeptness criteria if shortlisted for this award.
How to Apply for Jeroen Ensink Memorial Scholarship
Candidates must follow both steps stated below before the scholarship award closing date.
Step 1: Hand in an application for study for the MSc Public Health for Development, through the School’s Admissions website.
- Please make sure that all the required supporting credentials have been submitted to your study application before the Scholarship closing date.
- Candidates are advised to communicate with their referees very early in the application process, informing them of this closing date.
- It is the responsibility of the candidate to make sure that their recommendations have been submitted by the scholarship award deadline.
Step 2: Hand in a Scholarship award Application, through the School’s Online Scholarship award Application, specifying that you are putting in for the 2020-21 Jeroen Ensink Memorial Scholarship award. As part of the application process, you are required to submit
- a detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV), and
- a motivation statement of at most 1,000 words. Your motivation statement should talk about the following:
- a concise biography of your life and career, elucidating your devotion to WASH, and
- your whys and wherefores for selecting the MSc Public Health for Development, and
- your future goals and ambitions in the area of public health.
- Candidates have to submit both CV and the motivation statement with their scholarship award application to be given consideration for this funding, even though they may have before now submitted a statement with their application for admission.
- Candidates may decide to adapt this motivation statement for the funding (and therefore submit something different from the MSc program application statement).
- Candidates have to be aware that their application for this scholarship program may be given consideration together with the credentials submitted for their application to the MSc Public Health for Development program.
Applications and all required supporting credentials should be gotten by midnight (BST) on 23:59 (BST) on Tuesday, March 30, 2021.
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