By Martha Nakimuli
Tullow oil is offering 20 scholarships to Ugandans this year. Deadline for receiving applications is April 6,2012.
About Tullow Oil Scholarships
The Tullow Group Scholarship Scheme aims to build capacity in areas where Tullow’s host countries experience significant skills gaps, especially, but not exclusively, around these countries’ oil and gas industries.
The Scheme is part of Tullow’s Corporate Social Responsibility programme (referred to as Social Enterprise (SE)) which aims to contribute to long-term socio-economic development in countries where we operate.
Tullow wants to ensure that the success of the oil and gas industry brings real, lasting benefits to the people and economies of the countries in which it operates. Tullow’s Social Enterprise programme is focused on investing in education and capacity building so that local people can participate in oil industry and other industries to support economic diversification.
The Scholarship scheme will support this agenda by helping to increase the number of people with expertise in oil and gas and other sectors in the countries where it operates.
The full Tullow Group Scholarship Scheme was launched on 25 January 2012 will start this year and will be reviewed regularly.
The scholarship sponsors a wide range of courses that are relevant for, and contribute to, the economic growth of participating countries. A wide range of courses will be covered, including those listed below.
- Geosciences (Geophysics, Geology)
- Engineering (Petroleum Engineering, Oil and Gas Engineering, Petrochemical Engineering, Subsea Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Automation Systems, and Electrical Engineering)
- Agriculture and Agro-based courses
- Environmental and Forestry Management
- Hospitality and Tourism Management
- Marine Sciences (Fisheries, aqua-culture)
- Logistics and Supply Chain
- Business (Economics, Finance and Management).
- Any other suitable courses relevant to participating countries
Tullow is investing in secondary, vocational and tertiary education in other projects it is undertaking. This scholarship scheme is targeted at post-graduate education because of the identified priority gaps and the specialized nature of the skills required for each participating countries’ fast developing oil and gas industry and other sectors so as not to lead to over dependence on the Oil and Gas industry.
Tullow has supported projects that promote science in secondary schools through the rehabilitation of science blocks and provision of laboratory equipment.
Tullow’s commitment to education does not start at secondary and tertiary level as it recognises the need to support basic/primary school initiatives in more remote areas. Tullow has supported numerous local primary schools by upgrading their infrastructure, providing school materials and equipment, and programmes to improve the quality of teaching.
A core part of Tullow’s education and capacity building initiatives will be focused on strengthening academic institutions in countries in which Tullow has operations so that over time a number of these institutions develop into centres of excellence. This will include support to tertiary level institutions (vocational training colleges, polytechnics and universities) and to promoting science in secondary schools through partnerships with internationally recognised institutions. The in-country institutional strengthening programme will complement the Tullow Group Scholarship Scheme and will mean that the need for scholarships in overseas institutions phases out over time and is replaced with scholarships to these internationally recognised in-country institutions.
How to Apply:
Contact British Council