Foundation Outreach International is pleased to support select scholarships for needy students who have the desire and aptitude to further their education but not the financial means to do so.
Funding Goal: $25,000
The Philippines is a country with a high birthrate, and a significant portion of its growing population is under the age of 25. The rate of growth of the population is outpacing the rate of employment opportunities, so the competition for good jobs is stiff. A young person with a low standard of education is destined to join a significant portion of the population living below the poverty level.
Africa is the second-largest and second most populous continent on earth. With high unemployment rates and significant poverty levels, education is one way to improve the basic standards of life.
Every year of education raises a person’s income potential by at least 10 percent, according to the UN-led Education for All coalition’s 2009 monitoring report. In addition, an educated population will also show stronger support for democracy, the report says. A recent study of 18 African countries found that education level was the most important factor determining levels of support for democracy and rejection of nondemocratic alternatives.
In many countries education is the only means of breaking out of poverty. Even a good education is no guarantee of getting a good job; but without an education, poverty definitely is assured.
Foundation Outreach International Board members have over a decade of experience with selecting candidates and providing scholarships for needy students in the Philippines. This year Foundation Outreach International is excited to open up the scholarship program to include all countries.
Foundation Outreach International has set up a process for each scholarship application to be reviewed by a small committee. The committee review will replace the previous process of having scholarship candidates vetted by one or two individuals.
Please see the FOI Scholarship Fact Sheet (below) for key points and answers to frequently asked questions. Interested candidates should complete the FOI Scholarship Application found below.