The Rotary Club of Nairobi has awarded five University of Nairobi (UoN) students from the School of Business with scholarships to the tune of Kshs, 175,000. While receiving the cheque on behalf of the University, UoN Chancellor, Dr. Vijoo Rattansi thanked the club for supporting the students.
“I am happy to see this initiative come to fruition. We thank you, our donors, for having the heart to give and for choosing to give to our students,” she said. “I wish to invite you as our supporters to start an endowment fund with the University in order to raise more funds to support our students.”
The President, Rotary Club of Nairobi, Dr. David Githanga, said that the foundation is keen on offering scholarships to more UoN students. “We need to encourage the bright, needy students to apply and benefit from the scholarship opportunities presented to them,” he said. “I am a proud alumnus of the University of Nairobi and it is indeed a great honor to support my alma mater. Indeed, around the world, alumni are seeing the importance of supporting their universities.”
“We do appreciate Rotary Club for the scholarships and support to our students,” said the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi. “On behalf of the university management, we will endeavor to continue serving this university and country at large.”
The Academic Registrar, Mr. B.M. Waweru, described the awarding committee’s experience during the scholarship application and selection process. “I wish to assure all that all applicants were given due consideration and the five students identified met the criteria,” he said. “I wish to thank the club for their willingness to making some amendments to the signed memorandum of understanding so as to allow more students to apply in the future.”
This article was first published on the University of Nairobi website.