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LSBU provides more than 140 Education for Sustainability scholarships

LSBU has offered over 140 Education for Sustainability scholarships in the past 10 years to eligible Caribbean, eastern and southern African students
25 April 2017

For the tenth year running, scholarships for London South Bank University’s (LSBU) internationally-recognised Education for Sustainability (EfS) Masters course will be offered to 10 Commonwealth students.

The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission has awarded LSBU the fully-funded scholarships for the 2017-18 academic year, available to eligible students from the Caribbean, eastern and southern African Commonwealth countries, and has now offered more than 140 of these scholarships over the past 10 years.

EfS Course Director, Dr Jaya Gajparia, said the postgraduate degree was delivered via distance learning and offered students a chance to become part of a supportive learning community across the Caribbean and Africa and develop an understanding of key sustainability issues for development, the environment and education.

“These scholarships will allow talented individuals, who are already making progress in sustainability education across various sectors, to develop their leadership skills and build capacity to make an even greater contribution to their countries,” Dr Gajparia said.

“Thanks to the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, 10 students will have their fees, tuition and course materials fully covered, gaining access to our expert EfS tutors and working closely with a range of NGOs on research and development projects.”

Elijah Odundo received a Commonwealth Scholarship to study the EfS Masters at LSBU and said the change management skills he gained during the course allowed him to develop a peace project for Kibera ahead of the 2013 general elections in Kenya.

“The initiative helped people to move forward and look to the future with confidence in a peaceful way, avoiding a return to the violence and bloodshed that was the hallmark of the previous election,” he said.

“There's no doubt in my mind that my ability to apply the skills I acquired on the course have helped me achieve promotions, and I am sure that they will continue to help me develop my career for many years to come.”

Applications for the scholarship are open until 12 May and can be completed online.