Four facts about our scholarship program
Last week, we shared our latest video featuring Unbound scholar Rosaura in Guatemala. All over the world, students like Rosaura are making their way to a better tomorrow with your support.
So how does it all work? Check out these four facts about Unbound scholarships.
1. Unbound scholarships help cover tuition, transportation and supplies for students attending secondary school, vocational training or university. In 2016, more than 7,900 scholarships were awarded around the world.
2. Both sponsored and non-sponsored students can apply for an Unbound scholarship. The program began as a way to support young people who weren’t sponsored through Unbound but, over time, grew to include sponsored kids to help them meet needs not covered by sponsorship. Sponsored students often use their benefits to purchase supplies like computers and books.
3. Local Unbound staff award scholarships based on a comprehensive and competitive application process. Some scholarships may provide a student’s full tuition and extra funds for supplies or transportation, while in other cases students may be expected to cover part of the tuition on their own. In most of the countries where we work, higher education costs a fraction of what it does in the U.S., which means a small donation can make a huge impact.
4. To maintain their scholarships, students must keep up their grades and serve their communities. Many students volunteer at the local Unbound office, assisting with correspondence or tutoring younger sponsored children. While getting help with tuition, learning through service and receiving personalized support from Unbound staff, scholars set out on a path to a better future as they pursue their educations with the best support around.
You can be part of students’ success stories around the world. Donate today.