Victoria University Kampala has given scholarship to all the 24 Miss Curvy finalists in the beauty pageant due to take place in June this year.
According to Dr.Krishna Sharma, vice chancellor at Victoria University, they will award the overall winner of the Miss Curvy with a 100% scholarship on tuition of any Degree, Diploma or Masters in addition to a free short course in Public Speaking and Presentation. The remaining 24 contestants will be awarded with a 70% scholarship on tuition in addition to a free short course in Public Speaking and Presentation.
However, the Scholarship shall be provided to only those contestants who have the entry requirements as per the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE).
Ruparelia Foundation through Victoria University will be extending scholarship offers to the Miss Curvy contestants for their Masters, Bachelors, Diploma and Foundation programs under four faculties of; Health Sciences, Business and Management, Humanities and Social Sciences, Science and Technology and the Department of Petroleum and Energy Studies.
“Our aim in partnering is to impart and provide knowledge to the contestants through the scholarships; this will result into career growth. He also said he appreciates the contestants’ leadership skills as they have come to this level after fighting many challenges including but not limited to bullying, body shaming etc,” Krishna said while meeting Miss Curvy contestants at the University.
The Vice Chancellor further added that, “we are giving them free short courses in Public Speaking and Presentation so that they may effectively transfer their leadership skills, implant the message of having pride in who they are, inspire and motivate others who may be facing similar challenges what they have faced in the past.”
Miss Curvy Uganda CEO Annie Mungoma lauded Victoria University for coming out with a cause of ensuring that the contestants are skilled and acquire knowledge through the scholarships which they can take up in the desired degree of their choice.