Shell Centenary Fund

The Shell Centenary Scholarship Fund (TSCSF) is an independent charity established by the Shell Group in 1998 in celebration of its centenary with an endowment. TSCSF seeks to enhance the employability of individuals and to support the development of skills in science, technology, engineering, and maths, through the advancement of quality education. Our mission is to equip underserved youth with the requisite skills to enter into gainful employment or entrepreneurship. 

TSCSF’S charitable objects were initially solely to promote the advancement of education through the provision of postgraduate scholarships at universities in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, for students from developing countries. The aim was to make a long-term contribution to their home countries’ development by transferring skills and knowledge, while strengthening links to the UK and the Netherlands. Since its inception, TSCSF has provided almost 1,000 scholarships to students from around the world. Over recent years, TSCSF has further evolved its approach to have greater impact by focusing its support on initiatives that are providing solutions to human capital challenges in developing countries, and delivering support to the next generation of leaders.
 

Chevening and the Shell Centenary Fund

The Shell Centenary Fund is proud to work in partnership with the British government. The aims of the Chevening Scholarships programme are in line with TSCSF’s strategy to support the capacity-building of the emerging generation of leaders. This is also aligned with TSCSF’s original charitable objective to fund postgraduate scholarships for students from developing countries to study in the UK.

The aim is to make a long-term contribution to their home countries’ development by transferring skills and knowledge, while strengthening links between the UK and a wide range of developing countries. 
 

Who does the Shell Centenary Fund support?

The Shell Centenary Fund co-sponsors a number of Chevening Awards supporting STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) subjects related to the energy industry or socio-economic development. Chevening/Shell Centenary Fund Partner Awards support applicants from the following countries:

  • Argentina
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • China
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico
  • Mozambique
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • South Africa
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Uganda
  • Venezuela

Applicants from the eligible countries who apply to undertake studies in the relevant areas will be considered for a co-sponsored Chevening Award.