The Foundation for Afghanistan and Berea College, a four-year liberal arts institution in Kentucky, concluded a memorandum of understanding for scholarships to Afghan students.
Under the partnership, Berea College will award up to two full scholarships each year to deserving Afghan students, who will receive a generous financial aid package consisting of room, board and fees.
The Foundation will identify and recommend qualified Afghan students who demonstrate a high likelihood of academic success and the determination to make meaningful contributions to Afghanistan upon completion of study in the United States.
“Berea College is pleased to enter into this partnership with the Foundation in an effort to identify qualified Afghan students whose family financial resources will make it impossible for them to afford the pursuit of an undergraduate degree in the United States,” said Dr. Larry Shinn, president of Berea College.
“It is our sincere desire to serve students who are committed to using their education for the benefit of their native people,” he added.
Established in 1855, Berea College is the first interracial an coeducational college in Southern United States. It does not charge tuition and only admits students who have academic promise but limited financial resources. Primarily serving the Appalachian region, Berea also admits students from across the United States and the world.
The first scholarship recipients under this partnership will start their college careers in the fall of 2012.
Through partnerships like this, the Foundation for Afghanistan is committed to helping Afghan students realize their human potential. We believe that developing the skills and capabilities of the Afghan people is the wisest long-term investment toward rebuilding and progress.
The Foundation is working to develop similar agreements and welcomes cooperation from like-minded organizations. If you or your organization is interested in exploring partnerships, please contact Ahmad Shuja at firstname.lastname@example.org.