Tullow Oil plc (Tullow) has announced its 2013/14 scholarship scheme which will offer up to 114 scholarships across its countries of operation and is aligned with Tullow’s aim of supporting long-term socio-economic growth in those selected countries.
The Tullow Group Scholarship Scheme (TGSS) aims to build capacity in areas where Tullow’s host countries might experience significant skills gaps, especially, but not exclusively, around their oil and gas industries. Scholarships are available to post graduates who are committed to making a contribution to their own country’s development. The Scheme gives candidates the opportunity to receive a high standard of education from internationally recognized institutions, which can then be applied in their home country.
According to a statement issued by the organisation, the scholarship scheme will cover a wide range of courses that are designed to contribute to economic growth of the participating country. These will include Engineering & Technology, Geosciences, Oil & Gas Economics and Supply Chain. Scholarships will be awarded across the following countries; Congo Brazzaville, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mauritania, Uganda, Uruguay and Suriname. The number of awards allocated to each country is weighted to the appropriate phase (project life cycle) of Tullow’s business within that country.
Rosalind Kainyah, Vice President External Affairs, adds that “TGSS” attracted nearly 7,000 applicants last year, and more than 90 scholars are currently studying at Universities in Europe. We have a long- term commitment to our host countries, so we are very happy to be starting the second year of the scheme”
The scheme which is fully managed by the British Council has over 40 years experience in global scholarship management and it is expected to run for the next few years.