The Program: The Mo Dewji Foundation provides scholarships to
outstanding high school students planning to pursue higher education,
which cover four years of undergraduate college. The scholarship program
is intended to create a community of passionate students and provide
them with the capacity to achieve their greatest potential. Eligible
students must be admitted to the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) or
Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA).
Focus Areas: Education
be sure to read the program overview before applying to the program. If
you feel you meet our eligibility criteria, you may download and
complete the application form. Send this form and all other application
materials (listed on the application) to email@example.com by October, 20th, 2017 at 11:59PM EAT.
What do we look for in our scholarship recipients?
Academic Achievement: Recipient must have obtained a grade point
average of not less than 3.8 on their A-Levels. This will be judged
based on their academic transcript, and by testimony to your scholarly
excellence that is provided by a letter of recommendation by a teacher.
Need: Recipient must demonstrate financial need and submit
documentation in the form of a written statement explaining need plus
any available reinforcing narrative in the form of references that will
be vetted by the committee.
Leadership Potential: Recipient must
demonstrate leadership potential as demonstrated in extra-curricular
activities, projects, and/or duties upheld prior to commencing their
undergraduate studies. Applicants are required to provide evidence of
this in the form of a written recommendation letter, awards received
etc. as and where applicable.
Other eligibility requirements include:
Recipient must be a citizen of the United Republic of Tanzania (at the time they apply for the scholarship).
must have attended a secondary school in Tanzania to be eligible for
this scholarship. Home-schooled students are not eligible.
Recipient must be fluent in both English and Kiswahili at the time of their application.
Recipient must be entering their first year of undergraduate education.
Recipient must declare their intent with a major / degree program of his/her choice.
should not have studied for, or hold a degree or degree-equivalent
qualification from a tertiary institution within Tanzania or outside the
MDF is committed to equality of opportunity, and no
application will be treated less favorably than another on the grounds
of gender (including reassignment), marital or parental status, race,
ethnic origin, color, disability, sexual orientation, religion or age.
Before applying, make sure that you have all the required documents!
MoScholars Program application form
Official un-conditional acceptance letter to UDSM or SUA
Official secondary/high-school transcript
Teacher recommendation letter
Letter and supporting evidence demonstrating financial need
Letter and supporting evidence demonstrating leadership potential
What happens when you become a Mo Scholar?
Confirmation of Scholarship
all the conditions met, agreed upon, Mo Dewji Foundation will notify
all successful scholarship recipients by email of their scholarship. As a
courtesy, applicants who are unsuccessful in the scholarship
application will also be notified by email.
scholarship recipient will be responsible for signing a Scholarship
Agreement which is a legally binding document outlining the terms and
conditions of the funding.
Mo Dewji Foundation will then arrange a
scholarship award ceremony scheduled a few weeks into the term. All
scholarships recipients and their families and friends will be invited.
An applicants inability to attend the awards ceremony in person will not
impact his/her eligibility for the scholarship.
The progress of Mo Scholars Program recipients will be evaluated at the end of each academic semester.
each semester, student scholars’ performance will be evaluated by a
committee. UDSM / SUA will provide their grades to said committee and
recipients will be responsible for providing a minimum one-page summary
of their extra-curricular activities performed during the academic
semester. The summary must be signed by at least one-witness who can be
called upon to vet the validity of the claims made in the summary.
Contact information for the witnesses must be included in the summary
write-up. MDF will provide the recipients with a template for
documenting their progress on extra-curricular activity participation.
The committee will also be informed of any academic / non-academic
milestones, events and/or hurdles that the recipient may be involved in.
purpose of the progress evaluation is to track the advancement of each
recipient against the expectations set forth in the scholarship. At the
end of each progress evaluation, the committee will provide feedback
report to each recipient outlining their overall progress, scholarship
award standing and feedback for the next academic term.
Additional Program Components
are encouraged to join and actively participate in extra-curricular
activities, including but not limited to those organized by the UDSM /
SUA Students’ Union. UDSM / SUA will provide recipients with a list of
available activities for them through the campus during the orientation
Practical Summer Training Internship
completion of the academic year, recipients are eligible to apply for
an un-paid practical training summer-internships (“internship”) at MeTL
Group subsidiaries, affiliates or MDF.
The internship will be open solely to recipients of the MoScholars Program.
will publish a list of available internships at least three (3) months
prior to the summer vacation as a call-for-applications. Recipients are
strongly encouraged to apply and participate in the internship to
complement their existing academic program at UDSM / SUA.
are eligible for reference letters upon successful completion of their
internships at the sole discretion of the host company.
As an intern,
the recipient will not be a company employee. Therefore, they will not
receive a salary, wages, or other compensation. In addition, they will
not be eligible for any benefits that the Company offers its employees,
including, but not limited to, health benefits, holiday pay, vacation
pay, sick leave, transport allowance, communication allowance, housing
or retirement benefits.
Upon conclusion of the internship, the
recipient must return all company-owned property, equipment, and
documents, including electronic mail or other information. By accepting
this internship offer, you acknowledge that you must adhere to our
By accepting the internship offer, the
recipient acknowledges that all costs associated with the internship
will not be compensated by the MDF and/or the receiving company.
Terms and Conditions
applying to UDSM / SUA and the Mo Scholars Program and accepting the
scholarship award, the recipient agrees to the following terms and
condition set forth below. Failure to abide by any of the following
terms and conditions shall result in termination of the scholarship
Recipients are required to maintain full-time student status as defined by UDSM / SUA.
Recipients are required to maintain a 3.5 GPA at all times throughout their academic degree.
Scholarship will be applied to the following expenses only:
Tuition Fees = TZS 1,000,000 – TZS 1,500,000 depending on the academic program of the scholarship recipient.
University Fees = ID fees, registration fee, examination fees, medical
capitation fees, student union fees, books and stationary allowance. A
maximum amount of TZS 80,000 per scholarship recipient.
Housing and meals allowance = TZS 1,500,000 per annum per scholarship recipient.
award is a non-cash award to recipient’s UDSM / SUA account as outlined
on the scholarship application. No check or other cash monies will be
disbursed at any time. No exceptions.
Recipient agrees to complete
his/her degree program in the time set forth by UDSM / SUA . Switching
degree programs, whether by choice or due to a version and/or program
update, may result in a loss of credits that this scholarship will not
Recipient who falls out of attendance for more than thirty
(30) days from the last date of academic activity will forfeit his/her
scholarship. Recipient who returns from an approved absence will be
subject to version and program updates per the UDSM / SUA Student Code
Should the recipient drop and/or fail to complete a
course for which the scholarship, or a portion of the scholarship has
been used to pay the tuition, in no event will any cash refund be given
at any time. Recipient is permitted a total of three (3) dropped courses
for the entire degree program that may be covered by the scholarship.
acknowledges that at no time can he/she become an employee of UDSM /
SUA or any of its affiliates and retain this scholarship.
Recipient agrees to abide by the UDSM / SUA rules and regulations, including but not limited to, the Student Code of Conduct.
the term of the scholarship, the recipient shall notify UDSM / SUA
immediately is he/she is convicted of a crime, excluding traffic
offenses. Recipient acknowledges that said conviction may impact this
scholarship at UDSM / SUA.