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A Historical Background of Scholarship at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)
Jeroen Ensink was a Senior Lecturer in Public Health Engineering at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and a MSc Public Health Development Program Director from 2009 to 2015.
Jeroen was genuinely devoted to a specific cause: increasing accessibility to sanitation and hygiene in areas where children are already in need because of the shortage of such basic services. His career as a scholar and educator crossed several continents, living and working in Asian and African countries, working in cooperation with multiple universities and international organizations. He was a great mentor, and was extremely popular with students in whom he invested heavily of time and effort. In great measure, he offered support and encouragement and many of his students are now active scholars and public health practitioners in their own right.
Shortly after his death on 29 December 2015, LSHTM set up on his behalf a Memorial Fund to help students from sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia who are committed to improving public health in low- and middle-income countries and aspire to pursue the MSc Public Health for Development Program.
The Scholarship Overview
A scholarship at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) for the MSc Public Health for Development program will be awarded for the 2020-21 academic year.
A full fellowship includes:
- full-time tuition fees for 2020-21 (as well as for compulsory field trip payments);
- travel from the student’s country of origin to the UK and returning on expiration date of the scholarship (to be booked by the approved scholarship team); and
- a GBP 17,175.00 tax stipend (living allowance).
In order to qualify for a scholarship under this scheme, applicants must:
- have been accepted to the MSc Public Health for Advancement Course 2020-21;
- have shown dedication to WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene); and
- be citizen of one of the following sub-Saharan African or South Asian countries:
- Burkina Faso
- Cape Verde
- Central African Republic
- Republic of Congo
- Equatorial Guinea
- Ivory Coast
- Sao Tome and Principe
- Sierra Leone
- South Sudan
- South Africa
- Sri Lanka
If shortlisted for this grant, candidates must meet the minimum English language proficiency criteria of the LSHTM.
How to Apply
Applicants must meet all steps of the scholarship deadline set out below.
Send a study application to MSc Public Health for Development, through the LSHTM Admissions portal.
Make sure that all the required documentation deemed necessary have been uploaded to your application for study. In the application process, candidates are advised to meet with their supervisors as soon as possible, informing them of this deadline. It is the applicant’s responsibility to make sure that references have been sent by the closing date of the scholarship.
Because of the implementation at LSHTM of a GBP 50.00 application fee, applicants are urged to apply early in order to allow time for collection of this fee. Applicants will not be able to submit a study application until the invoice is collected. Therefore, we will suggest that candidates for this funding apply for their study/program by March 15, 2020 to ensure that there are no delays in acceptance which may have an effect on reaching the scholarship closing date.
Please keep in mind that if you apply and are admitted for entry to LSHTM you will be asked to pay a deposit in 28 days. If you apply for a LSHTM scholarship, please email the Admissions committee within this 28 day period, indicating the name of this scholarship and the date of the planned decision. This has to be replicated for every scholarship that you apply for. The selection committee will then seek an extension to the date of deposit to match the scholarship’s decision deadline.
Send an application for a scholarship through the LSHTM Online Scholarship Application portal indicating that you are applying for the Jeroen Ensink Memorial Fund Scholarship (Scholarship at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine) 2020-21.
As part of this document you can upload:
- a complete Curriculum Vitae (CV); and
- a motivational letter of no more than 1,000 words. Your motivational letter should discuss: a short description of your life and career, clarifying your dedication to WASH; your motivations for pursuing the MSc Public Health for Development; and your future public health plans and goals.
Applicants must attach both a curriculum vitae and motivational letter with their application for a scholarship to be eligible for this funding, even though they may have already submitted a statement with their application for admission. Applicants could choose to customize this letter for funding (and thus apply anything new to their regular statement of application for the MSc development program).
Candidates should also be informed that besides the documentation submitted for their admission to the MSc Public Health for Development Program, their application for this scholarship award may be considered.
Each candidate can submit only one application for a Scholarship at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). Please check your online application and attachment carefully before uploading your application, as the first application submitted will be accepted and there will be no chance to add a motivational letter or CV after submission. Incomplete applications for the grant will not be approved. Incomplete application involves any lacking supporting documents at either or both of steps 1 and 2 earlier.
Applications and all relevant supporting documentation must be delivered by Sunday, March 29, 2020, at 23:59 (BST).
If you experience any technical issues while using the application form for online scholarships, please contact the IT Services team at LSHTM at firstname.lastname@example.org, specifying your full name; the scholarship you are applying for; and the technical problem you have experienced. A screen shot should also be added if possible.
For other scholarship related inquiries, please refer to the address and contact information below to submit your questions.
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
London WC1E 7HT
Tel: +44 (0)207 299 4646