"Building Educational Opportunities in Sierra Leone"

Scholarships Update

Thanks to the generous donations from several key donors, our scholarship program was extended from 2 to 12 students in 2012. Two of these students are starting their University studies this year, four students are in Senior Secondary School and six students are in Junior Secondary School. Our “Beyond Sinkunia Scholarship Program” awarded two annual scholarships to the highest achieving male and female students based on the West African Senior School Certificate Examination scores and recommendations from village elders, teachers, and the Paramount Chief. With your financial assistance, we are currently assisting two students who are now entering the University of Sierra Leone in Freetown, the capital city. We plan to continue making annual awards to the highest achieving students. Awards are $1,000 per year for each student. This scholarship helps pay tuition, books, transportation, maintenance and other living expenses for the students living away from home. These scholarships will be awarded annually while maintaining financial assistance to previous recipients until they complete their University degrees.

This is an ambitious project and can only continue with your financial support. The current named scholarships are the Jean and Stan Adams, the Maryanne and Warren Staton and the Mrs. Paula Schudel Scholarship. If you are interested in having a scholarship in your name, your loved one or your organization, please contact us. You can donate to a specific scholarship account or ask for your donation to be directed to the general scholarship fund.