First scholar on new Rwandan scholarship scheme
This term sees the arrival in Cambridge of Celestin Ukozehasi, who has been selected as the first recipient of the Rwanda Cambridge Scholarship. He will be studying for a PhD in Plant Sciences, and will be a member of Wolfson College.
He has been working in Kigali as a Soil Scientist in the Tropical Soil Biology and Fertility Institute, part of the International Center for Tropical Agriculture. His research there looked at integrated soil fertility management, and updating fertilizer recommendations for the main crops in Rwanda. He took his first degree, an MSc in Agroforestry & Soil Management, at the Université Nationale du Rwanda, and plans to return to his home country to carry out further research, teach or engage in policy making.
The Rwanda Cambridge Scholarship is a joint initiative of the Rwandan Ministry of Education and the Cambridge Commonwealth Trust. It is offered to students on Masters or PhD courses at Cambridge in any subject, although priority is given to subjects that contribute to the development of Rwanda.