Less than $2000 funds a Four (4) year University Degree for students in the Siem Reap, Cambodia community. There are many deserving women and men who are need of your support. In exchange for their scholarship, they engage in Service Learning and Volunteerism within their community- sharing their gift of education with others. Investing in education helps these young people avoid falling prey to physical and sexual violence, empowers them to give back to their communities and rise from the depths of poverty. We provide opportunities for young women who are often educationally left behind within their culture, we understand that by investing in women, people with physical and mental disabilities and equally deserving young men, we can provide social change and move towards equality on a global scale.
Help fund our Scholarship Program
As we promised in 2006, we are now able to provide scholarships to the youth at the Cambodia Landmine Museum and School! Help support their University dreams by donating to our organization. Youth, like Khemra, from the community of Siem Reap, Cambodia, have already benefited from Project Enlighten Scholarships and you can help many students achieve great success. Your donation pays for:
- Tuition (uniforms and basic study materials included in fee)
- Educational Materials/supplies as needed
- Vocational/Trade Supplies
- Bicycle (only if needed)
- Education/Career Guidance
- Access to a shared computer
- Additional benefits based on individual needs
Our scholarship program is for underprivileged youth who show a strong desire to address the greatest issues confronting their people and their country. Through unpaid volunteerism, students gain invaluable work experience in the field of their choice. Scholarship recipients are held to high standards; monitoring of attendance, academic performance and overall progress is observed. Students are given guidance to help them work toward their career goals and to keep focused.
Students are selected based on financial need, academics, their application, essay submission and their potential to positively contribute to society. They earn their scholarships by volunteering at least 5 hours per week in their community or through Project Enlighten as an educator or mentor. To maintain their scholarship, students must have 80% attendance in all classes and keep an overall GPA of 3.0 or “B” for each term.