Madhvani Foundation will spend sh700m this year, on its scholarship programme for university students.
The Madhvani Foundation has since 2003 awarded scholarships by injecting sh300m annually, and this amount has now more than been doubled.
The scholarship programme will fund university dues of Ugandans who are brainy but struggling to study both at undergraduate and post graduate levels because of financial constraints.
The programme will also aid students majorly offering science and technology related courses like Food Science ad Technology, Biology, Chemistry, Nursing, Agriculture, Pharmacy, Veterinary medicine, Actuarial science and Human Medicine.
Other courses include Commerce, Hotel Management, Environmental studies and Information Technology.
Suitable students for the scholarship are Ugandan undergraduate students who have completed their first year of university study with a Minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 2.2 without a record of exam retakes.
To qualify for postgraduate scholarship, one must be a Ugandan graduate already admitted or registered for a programme.
Prospective applicants can obtain application forms from the foundation’s offices or website.