The Darrell Milat Scholarship for Child Health & Well-being, Justice & Child Protection

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The Darrell Milat Scholarship

The Milat Foundation the Darrell Milat Scholarship announces a number of scholarship positions for the academic year 2019/2020 in the following subjects/focus areas:

1. Law: Support the training of students pursuing a law degree with strong interest in Justice, Child Rights and Child Protection with a view to working for and upholding justice in the courtrooms and the entire legal department especially but not limited to cases where children are victims.

2. Nursing: Support the training of nursing students passionate about child health and wellbeing and who otherwise will not be able to complete their studies without external financial assistance.

Scholarships are awarded based on (i) academic performance or (ii) financial need or (iii) a combination of academic performance and financial need. In all three categories, applicants are expected to show especially how deep they share in and connect with the mission and vision of the Milat Foundation assessed in their application.

Objective of the Scholarship:

LAW: Corruption has killed more children in Cameroon compared to any other imaginable disease. We aim to fight corruption in a highly corrupt justice system/legal department. As adults, we have a moral and legal obligation to stand up and speak out for children who are being deprived of some or all of their rights to childhood and the benefits that naturally comes with it.

These children cannot speak for themselves. Especially when child rights or welfare issues are brought before authorities such as the welfare, the legal department or the court, it is crucial for them to understand that all judgements relating to child issues should be based on the universally acceptable norm of the “Child’s Best Interest” and not clouded by corruption and other social ills.

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The Milat Foundation Fellowship named after his son as the Darrell Milat Scholarship, award University scholarships for students pursuing an undergraduate degree in law with strong interest in children’s rights, justice and child protection, and a view to working for and upholding justice in the courtrooms and the entire legal department in Cameroon, especially but not limited to cases where children are victims.

“We’re committed to training the next generation of legal professionals who will ensure justice in a corrupt legal system and understands the necessity for the universally acceptable norm of ‘child’s best interest’ in handling matters that concerns children.”

NURSING: Every child has the right to good (or basic) health care. But millions of children from underprivileged backgrounds lack even the most basic health attention. One of our main causes at The Milat Foundation is improving children’s health and well-being. Our efforts here are carefully selected to be able to improve this situation, and include supporting the training of nursing students passionate about children’s health and well-being.

Scholarships are awarded based on (i) academic performance or (ii) financial need or (iii) a combination of academic performance and financial need. In all three categories, applicants are expected to show especially how deep they share in and connect with the mission and vision of the Milat Foundation assessed in the application.

Scholarships are awarded based on (i) academic performance or (ii) financial need or (iii) a combination of academic performance and financial need. In all three categories, applicants are expected to show especially how deep they share in and connect with the mission and vision of the Milat Foundation assessed in their application.

Milat Foundation Ambassadors

A new class of Milat Foundation scholars is selected each year. Fellows become Milat Foundation Ambassadors for either Child Health & Well-being or Justice & Child Protection.

Scholarship Description:

  • Application Deadline: July 31, 2019
  • Scholarship Results Released: August 20, 2019
  • Scholarship Payments: August 30, 2019
  • Study Sybject: Scholarships are awarded in the field of Law and Nursing
  • Course Level: Scholarships are available to pursue undergraduate studies. They are available to: (i) Undergraduate law students entering their second or third year of studies (Level 300 or 400 following University of Buea & Bamenda classification) and (ii) Nursing students at any level of their studies pursuing HND or Degree
  • Scholarship Award/Benefits: *The Darrell Milat Scholarship Program of the Milat Foundation offers full scholarships that cover tuition and fees for law and nursing students at the University of Buea and the University of Bamenda, and partial scholarships to nursing students from any other institution in the South and North West Regions.

*In addition to that, the scholarship program provides recipients with other benefits and extensive programming including an introductory scholars meeting, academic and career coaching, research assistance – access to state of the art research materials in their field of study, extensive speaker series with practitioners/experts in subjects relevant to both their field of study and the donor organization (Milat Foundation), a minimum of two weeks summer volunteer and community service, and an opportunity to attend the annual Milat Forum. To attend the annual Milat Forum, scholars from all over the two regions [North and South West Regions] will have their transportation and feeding cost paid for by the Foundation.

  • Number of Scholarships: A number of scholarships are available.
  • Nationality: Cameroonian students
  • Scholarship can be taken in Cameroon

Scholarship Eligibility:

The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for The Darrell Milat Scholarship.

  • Applicants must be Cameroonian by nationality and studying law or nursing in either the South West or North West Regions of Cameroon
  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Law students/applicants must have completed at least the first year of their study program.
  • Law candidates must be interested in pursuing a career in the legal field with strong interest in Justice, Child Rights & Child Protection demonstrated in their application materials.
  • Nursing students must be interested in Child Health & Well-being and commit to carry on with the spirit of the Foundation’s Child-Focus mission in their communities and/or when they graduate and become employed in health facilities
  • Prospective applicants share in the Foundation’s mission and vision detailed on our homepage https://www.milat-foundation.org/about-us
  • The information that you provide in your application will be used to assess how you meet these criteria.

In addition to the application form, please enclose the following required documents:

Required Documents:

  1. A copy of original GCE O/L and A/L Certificate
  2. Official copy of recent transcripts showing final grades obtained in each course and GPA
  3. A certificate of enrollment from your institution attesting that the applicant is enrolled for undergraduate studies and field of study
  4. A Letter of Recommendation in English from an academic professor/lecturer in your department or from someone who can tell about you, addressed to: Milat Foundation, The Darrell Milat Scholarship for Child Health & Well-being, Juctice & Child Protection; Taastrupgardsvej 25, 2630 Taastrup, Copenhagen-Denmark.
  5. A detailed Curriculum Vitae
  6. A note duly signed with the following statement: I hereby certify that all information included in this application is true and that I will submit to the Foundation all the required supporting documents. In case of false or inaccurate information, I am aware that the application will be withdrawn from the evaluation process.

How to Apply:

Are you interested in The Darrell Milat Scholarship Program offered by the Milat Foundation? Do you share our lifelong commitment to advocate for CHILD HEALTH, JUSTICE & CHILD PROTECTION? Do you meet the eligibility requirements? If you answer “YES” to all of the above, please submit your application for consideration.

To submit an application, please fill in the application form. The application form can be downloaded from our website, precisely on the scholarship section of “Our Work” page or at the bottom of this announcement. Once completed, the application form together with the required documents should be emailed to: info@milat-foundation.org

All application documents must be in English.

Applications can be submitted only electronically via email to: info@milat-foundation.org

Scholarship applications received by the Foundation will be acknowledged via email within two working days.

Application Form:

Click the link below to download the Application Form:

https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/c11afd_fc4ba3809c564dce9c9baf950b5541bc.doc?dn=Darrell%20Milat%20Scholarship%20Application-Fo

Click the link below to learn more about The Darrell Milat Scholarship:

For further Information visit

www.milat-foundation.org

Who We Are:

The Milat Foundation is a private operating foundation [non-profit charitable organisation] devoted to supporting deprived children and their families in Cameroon and across the globe to unlock their full potentials and live their best life stories. We do this through our bold, strategic, sustainable and innovative local empowerment projects & advocacy. We design, prioritise and execute our own projects.

Program funding comes from private family funds and are decided in the beginning of each year. This means that the foundation does not rely on public support to finance its projects, but may accept contributions from individuals as well as other organisations with shared mission and vision to extend its reach.

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