Making the future possible

Mo Scholars

We believe high quality and accessible education is not only critical to the development of Tanzania, but is also a human right.

 In Tanzania, only 30% of children enroll in secondary school, and of that group, only 4% enroll in tertiary education.

 Committed to empowering Tanzania’s youth, the Mo Scholars program provides scholarships to outstanding high school Form 6 graduates, who want to attend college or university but are unable to afford the cost.

 Our scholarships, awarded annually to a select cohort of high school graduates, cover tuition and additional fees (housing, meals etc.) for four years of undergraduate college. We currently support over 100 students.

 With the aim of shaping Tanzania’s next generation of leaders, our program, builds a supportive community of passionate students and provides them with the capacity to unlock their greatest potential

Eligibility Requirements

High Academic Achievement: We suggest recipients to have obtained a grade point average of not less than 3.5 and Division I or II on A-Levels. This will be judged based on academic transcripts.

Financial 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 or further documents.

Leadership Potential: Recipient must possess 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.

  •   Recipient must be a citizen of the United Republic of Tanzania (at the time they apply for the scholarship).
  •   Recipient 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.
  •   Recipient should not have studied for, or hold a degree or degree-equivalent qualification from a tertiary institution within Tanzania or outside the country.

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!

  •   Official un-conditional admission letter to participating universities
  •   Official secondary/high-school certificates and/or diploma certificates
  •   Statement of Purpose on why you chose your field of study
  •   Statement of purpose on why you deserve a scholarship
  •   Letter and supporting evidence demonstrating financial need
  •   Letter and supporting evidence demonstrating leadership potential

Confirmation of Scholarship

  1. Mo Dewji Foundation will notify all successful scholarship recipients by email of their scholarship. Applicants who are unsuccessful in the scholarship application will also be notified by email.
  2. Scholarship recipients will be responsible for signing a Scholarship Agreement, which is a legally binding document outlining the terms and conditions of the funding.

Progress Evaluation

The academic and extracurricular progress of Mo Scholars Program recipients will be evaluated at the end of each academic semester.

After each semester, student scholars’ performance will be evaluated by a committee. Participating universities will provide 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.

Extracurricular Participation

Recipients must join and actively participate in extra-curricular activities, including but not limited to those organized by participating Universities’ Student Unions.

Practical Summer Training Internship

Upon successful 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.
  •   MDF will publish a list of available internships at least three (3) months prior to the summer vacation as a call-for-applications.
  •   Recipients 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.
  •   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.
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 Terms and Conditions

By applying to 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 award.

  •   Recipients are required to maintain full-time student status as defined by participating universities.
  •   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:

oTuition Fees
oDirect University Fees = ID fees, registration fee, examination fees, medical capitation fees, student union fees, books and stationary allowance.
oHousing and meals allowance

  •   Recipient agrees to complete his/her degree program in the time set forth by participating universities.
  •   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 agrees to abide by the University rules and regulations, including but not limited to, the Student Code of Conduct.

About us

The idea for the Mo Dewji Foundation was conceived in 2000, when the CEO of MeTL Group, Mohammed Dewji, driven by passion and ambitions for the society, made great efforts to develop and expand the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility and its role in creating positive change.

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Contact

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