In Liberia the literacy rate is a low 48%. To be an academic achiever in this educational climate it is truly an achievement worth rewarding. The cost of educating a child can put a great strain on parents, often resulting in children having to leave school until the tuition money can be raised.
To encourage and support hard working students Universal Outreach has created the Bright Stars Scholarship Program. Scholarships are awarded on a year by year basis to motivated students who demonstrate a love of learning. By providing a gifted student with a scholarship you will ensure a child in Liberia meets their potential and dreams.
- For $40 each month or $480 per year you can provide a scholarship to one of Universal Outreach’s “Bright Stars”.
- For $20 each month or $240 per year we will partner you with another person and the two of you will together provide a scholarship for a dedicated student!
Scholarships cover the tuition costs and in some cases, when a student’s financial needs are great, a uniform and copy books will be provided. School fees vary from school to school and any additional funds generated by this program go towards education related initiatives in Liberia.
This program is open to the public and applications are accepted on a yearly basis. All students must requalify each year by achieving and maintaining their grade point average. Your scholarship will always go to a deserving student, but because this program is merit based, the student who receives the scholarship may change from year to year.
To make arrangements to provide a scholarship, please contact the Universal Outreach office at 604-922-0495. Recurring monthly payments can be set up through the Universal Outreach Paypal account or you can make a yearly payment via a cheque or credit card.