2021 Eira Francis Davies Scholarship for Women in Developing Countries

Description: The Eira Francis Davies Scholarship is a full tuition fee scholarship ordinarily awarded to one outstanding female student per academic year. 

The student must be a national of and resident in an eligible developing country, who pursues a postgraduate taught Master’s programme within Swansea University’s Faculty of Health and Life Sciences.

Eira Francis Davies was born on 17th March 1925 to parents Annie and David Davies in Glynneath, South Wales.

Scholarship Summary

Scholarship Details

Eira understood the value and transformative power of education; especially to women from countries whose economic, social, and cultural backgrounds might present challenges and barriers to the realization of their potential. As a woman of independent means, in 2012 Eira endowed a significant fund to Swansea University for the establishment of a Scholarship in her name. Her purpose was to help such women realize their potential, and in doing so lift both their community and home country.

Eira took a keen interest in the women that her scholarship sponsored. She followed their progress and their stories and enjoyed meeting them at the annual Scholarship Winners Dinner – although preferring to keep her identity hidden, she never revealed herself as their benefactor.

Eira Francis Davies passed away on 9th September 2020 aged 95. Swansea University proudly continues to support the Eira Francis Davies Scholarship as a testament to Eira’s legacy and extraordinary vision.

Scholarship Requirements

In order to be eligible to apply for the scholarship, applicants must:

  • hold a minimum of 2:1 Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification.
  • have formally accepted an offer to study one of the following full-time, postgraduate taught Master’s programmes at Swansea University for entry in September 2021
  • be female.
  • be a new student to Swansea University from September 2021.
  • within their application, demonstrate strong academic ability, financial plan to study, and motivation for their chosen course at Swansea University.
  • be a national, and permanent resident of, a non-EU developing country listed by the World Bank Country and Lending Groups classification as being ‘low income’ or ‘lower-middle income’ as of June 2020. Eligible countries can be found here.
  • not receive any other financial support from Swansea University (e.g. tuition fee reduction, scholarship, or bursary).
  • not be a progressing student from The College, Swansea University.

Deadline: June 1, 2021

               Application link: https://www.swansea.ac.uk/humanandhealthsciences/eira-francis-davies-scholarship/

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