27 July 2011
Angelo says: “It is my burning passion to become a professional in Development and Security or International Development in practice and theory. Soaked in many bloody years of civil wars, South Sudan has witnessed erosion of human, social, economic and natural capitals. We are now celebrating the birth of the newest African Country with nothing at hand but potentials. Development Studies as an engagement tool will be invaluable in the part I play in reconstruction of South Sudan.”
The Hodgkin Scholarship offers the opportunity of higher education at Bristol to talented students from developing countries, especially African nations, who are unable to receive a high quality higher education in their own country for political or social reasons. It aims to equip these students with the skills and knowledge they need to help their country find its own solutions to economic, social or political problems.
Each Hodgkin Scholar is funded for a one year Masters degree programme. The scholar’s tuition fees are waived by the University, but the Scholarship itself – which covers the scholar’s travel costs and living expenses – is funded entirely by philanthropic donations and by the fundraising efforts of Bristol students.
This year’s Scholarship is being funded by a generous gift from alumnus Mr Danny Witter (BSc 1990), together with additional funds raised by RAG (the student 'Raising and Giving' society). Mr Witter also kindly donated to the Scholarship fund last year, and describes his reason for supporting the Scholarship as a desire “to help transform not just the lives of the scholars themselves, but in hope and anticipation of the long term benefit that this education should help them bring to their home countries.”
To find out more about the Scholarship, or to make a donation to help secure its long-term future, please telephone +44 (0)117 928 7938 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.