Post Chengelo Scholarship
Posted Nov 11, 2010
Post-Chengelo Scholarships will provide financial assistance to any qualifying pupil of Chengelo School to undertake an approved project, which would make a positive contribution to Zambian society. Ideally the award will also assist recipients to become career orientated towards Zambia.
A qualifying pupil shall be any pupil or former pupil of Chengelo School who has satisfactorily completed their education to IGCE ‘O’ Level or above.
Awards can only be made to persons aged 16 to 25 years and cannot be used to finance tertiary education courses. ONE person can receive only ONE award.
When assessing and approving proposals for awards the Trustees of the Chengelo Educational Trust (UK) (CET (UK)) will consider the value of the proposed project to its beneficiaries, the applicant and Zambian society.
The Trustees will take into account the extent to which the proposals meet the objectives stated above. It is expected that the proposed project would normally
- Demonstrate how Christian principles are to be upheld during the project.
- Contain both originality and sustainability.
- Make a positive contribution to Zambian society, although not necessarily within Zambia.
- Provide the candidate with a foundation for a future career within Zambia.
Candidates shall submit their project proposals by email to the Secretary, CET (UK) and copy to the Director of Chengelo School.
The proposal must include the following: -
- A detailed budget
- A timetable
- The names and addresses of 2 independent referees
- A supporting statement from the Head Teacher of Chengelo School, or the Head Teacher who was in post at the time the applicant was attending the school
Projects shall normally be completed within two years of the candidate receiving the award. Any one candidate may only submit one project proposal in one academic year. On all matters relating to the award, the decision of the Trustees of CET (UK) shall be final.
Value of the Award
Normally the maximum will be £2,000 or K14 m.
A candidate will normally be expected to contribute no less that 20% of the total cost of the project as contained within the budget. Candidates must indicate how their contribution will be raised. After a successful scholar has worked in Zambia for a period of not less than two consecutive years, this contribution will be refunded by the Trust up to a maximum of £400 or K2.8 m.
Frequency of Awards
The Trust shall not be obliged to award a scholarship every year, but may if funds permit, award more that one in each year if acceptable proposals are received.
The scholar shall submit a written report to the Chengelo Educational Trust (UK) within 3 months of the conclusion of the project. This written report may be accompanied by an oral/tape commentary and/or a video account of the project. The scholar must be prepared to travel to the UK to speak to the Trustees and Trust supporters about their project if the Trustees ask them to do so. All approved expenses will be paid by the Trust.
After the selection of a Scholar by the CET (UK) the Governing Body of Chengelo School shall be asked to ratify the decision both in respect of the candidate and the proposed project.