From September 2012, 93 scholars will begin their studies at leading universities in the UK and France as part of the Tullow Group Scholarship Scheme (TGSS).
The TGSS forms a key part of Tullow’s overall approach to education and capacity building, and will support postgraduate degree, technical training and vocational studies. The scholarships aim to support local people to participate in the oil and gas industry, and in other sectors that promote economic diversification, with the aim of addressing both existing industry skills gaps and national capacity development requirements.
This year’s scheme, which is wholly administered by the British Council, attracted an incredible amount of interest, with nearly 7,000 applicants applying online. After a rigorous selection process, which included personality assessments, security checks and International English Language Tests (IELTS), the lucky candidates were awarded with a scholarship place.
Students will be studying a range of subjects from Exploration Geophysics, Oil and Gas Management and Law and Environmental Science to Supply Chain Management and Hospitality & Tourism at top universities such as Robert Gordon University (UK), Coventry University (UK), Imperial College (UK), Université d’Angers (France) and University of Dijon (France).
The scholarships were awarded to Ghana, Uganda, Kenya, Mauritania, Côte d’Ivoire, Gabon and Ethiopia for the 2012-2013 academic year.
The scheme will extend to other countries of Tullow’s operations next year and is aligned with the company’s aim of supporting long-term socio-economic growth in countries where it operates.
Details of the application process and eligibility criteria are available from the British Council website: www.tullowgroupscholarshipscheme.org