Scholarship Applications Open

Narrow Road and Rose's Journey are delighted to announce a new round of Rose's Journey Scholarships (RJS) for four eligible Nursing Scholars, enrolled in a full-time undergraduate program at CIU for the academic year 2022-2023.

These scholarships are made possible by various sponsors, friends and contributions from former recipients of the scholarship.  Scholarships are awarded to students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Nursing in Uganda, particularly at CIU.

Rose’s Journey Scholarship Fund (RJSF).

The RJSF was established in 2009 by Dr. Rose C. Nanyonga.  The goal of the fund is to be able to support nursing students who are deserving, have demonstrated financial need, and have the potential to emulate some of the defining values and the spirit of Rose's Journey: A dedication to the pursuit of excellence in service; A servant heart, Hard work, Passion for nursing, Passion for humanity, Resilience, and A demonstrated ability to lead, inspire and enable others in communities.


To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Enrolled in a full-time undergraduate nursing program working towards a bachelor’s degree
  • Unless specified, students must be in their second year of study
  • Must have a demonstrable record of leadership and service to the community
  • Academic achievement
  • Demonstrated need for financial support to complete their studies

Why Support

I do believe that at the core of leadership is the ability to Dream, Inspire and Enable others to reach their full potential.  Someone did that for me and now I spend much of my time trying to pay it forward.  I know that this is work worth doing! The state of Nursing Education, Practice, Regulation and Leadership in Uganda has, in recent months, gained much needed attention because of the global Nursing Now Campaign 2020 (NNC).  The goals of the NNC include: 

Greater investment in improving education, professional development, standards, regulation, and employment conditions for nurses; Increased and improved dissemination of effective and innovative practice in nursing; Greater influence for nurses and midwives on global and national health policy, as part of broader efforts to ensure health workforces are more involved in decision-making; More nurses in leadership positions and more opportunities for development at all levels; And more evidence for policy and decision makers about: where nursing can have the greatest impact, what is stopping nurses from reaching their full potential and how to address these obstacles.

The Need

Nurses make up 73% of the health workforce in Uganda (MoH, 2017).  However, there has been minimal growth in the number of nurses the country needs to achieve universal health coverage.  Between 2004 and 2007 the density ratio of nurse/midwife to patients was reported at 0.70 (2004) and 0.65 (2015) per 1000 people respectively (Trending Economics, 2019).  Which indicates a worsening trend as these figures remain well below the nationally and globally recommended norm. 

Uganda’s population, currently reported at 45,160,468 with a yearly growth rate of 3.26% (United Nations Estimates, 2019), largely outpaces the capacity of the current healthcare workforce.  Nurse to patient ratio reported at 1:11000 are well below the WHO recommended ratios of 1:1000.  Uganda graduates, on average, 3000 nurses every year from all the training schools around the country and currently has a total of 61,000 nurses (UNMC, 2017).  However, 70% (43,160) of these nurses are certificate holders (Enrolled Nurses/Midwives) with limited capacity to provide evidence-based practice or participate meaningfully in healthcare reforms. 28% are diploma holders while only 2% are degree holders. 

With these dismal figures, the country not only needs to increase the number of available nurses, but also the quality and effectiveness of the current and future nursing workforce.  Most students who wish to pursue a nursing degree face significant financial challenge.

The Solution

The RJSF was established to contribute to this gap. For $6,500, you can support a nursing or midwifery student to secure a bachelor's degree in four years ($813 a semester.)  I invite you to join our community by donating a scholarship to support a nursing student for a semester, a year or to program completion. 

For more information,
Please email:


Narrow Road International Aid: 
(Purpose RJSF)

In Uganda:
Clarke International University
Account number: 6000164850
Bank Name: Absa Bank Uganda Limited
Bank Location: Tank Hill Parade Muyenga
Swift Code: BARCUGKX

Purpose (RJSF)

RJSF Jan 2018 Update

RJSF Jan 2018 Update

RJSF Newsletter Jan 2018
RJ SCHOLARS: Where Are They Now

RJ SCHOLARS: Where Are They Now

RJSF Scholars Jun 2021


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Application Timelines

Open to receive applications August or January of every academic year.
  • All Applications must be e-marked August 15th or January 15th of the year of submission.
  • Scholarship awards will be announced September or February 15th respectively.