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Graca Machel Postgraduate Scholarships for Women, South Africa

Canon Collins Trust manages a scholarship programme on behalf of Mrs Graça Machel. The aim is to provide women from across southern Africa with scholarships that will equip them to take up leadership roles for the benefit of their community.
The Collins Trust announced scholarship for women to postgraduate study in South Africa in 2012.They will provide funding for up to a maximum of one year for Honours, two years for Masters and three years for PhD. Continued funding depends on satisfactory progress and academic reports.
The scholarship covers full tuition fees, medical insurance for non-South African scholars, a stipend towards living costs, a travel allowance and a study resource allowance, payable in the first year of study only.
Eligibility Criteria- Applicants must:
-Be a woman
-Be nationals of or have refugee status in one of the following countries:
Angola ,Botswana , DRC, Lesotho , Madagascar, Malawi , Mauritius, Mozambique , Namibia ,South Africa , Swaziland ,Tanzania , Zambia ,Zimbabwe.       -Be seeking this scholarship for postgraduate study
-At a South African university

Scholarship Application Deadline: 12 August 2011

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Hydro Fellowship Programme 2011, USA: Hydroelectric technology, including efficiency improvements and environmental mitigation.

The Hydro Research Foundation is pleased to solicit applications for the Hydro Research Foundation Fellowship Program.  The Program is funded by a grant from the Department of Energy. These Fellowships are designed to allow outstanding early-career researchers to facilitate research related to hydropower.  Research undertaken by the Foundation and its Fellows seeks to advance knowledge about hydroelectric technology, including efficiency improvements and environmental mitigation.  Through this program the Foundation is promoting educational opportunities and information development related to hydropower.  Innovation, creativity and forward-thinking research are encouraged. The Foundation envisions that the selected researchers will eventually assume leadership roles in the hydroelectric field.  Fellows are selected based on research vision, innovation, academic performance, potential for leadership and overall strength of their research proposal.Hydro Research Foundation Fellows will be awarded two years of support for applied research in the field of hydropower.  Fellowship applicants must have completed a bachelors degree by the date of the Fellowship award and be a full time Masters or Doctoral Student. Each Fellow will be monitored by an academic sponsor who will encourage the continual development of the Fellow. The Hydro Research Foundation will provide opportunities and benefits to outstanding early career graduate and doctoral students. Awards under the Hydro Fellowship Program for 2011 will focus on topics directly related to the
Eligibility: Eligible applicant must have completed at a minimum a bachelor’s degree by the start date of the fellowship.
Applicant must be a full-time student at a U.S. university in a Masters or Doctoral level program to received funding.
The expectation is that the applicant must be a full-time student who will able to complete their Masters degree in two years or their Doctorate Degree preferably in two years, but not more than three years.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 1 March 2011

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Visionary Woman Scholarship 2011, USA

This scholarship celebrates Moore’s mission of setting the standard for excellence in educating women for careers and leadership roles in art and design, and honors incoming first-year students who demonstrate exceptional artistic and academic potential. Each year, Moore presents the Visionary Woman Award to a special individual or individuals who have made significant contributions to the artistic community.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 1 February 2011

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