In November 2005 friends of the Sudanese refugees nestablished a scholarship fund to help them fulfill their dream of earning college degrees. Thanks to the generosity of donors, the Sudanese Refugee Education Fund has distributed 203 total scholarships worth $137,825 through 11 semesters: $5,000 in grants to 16 scholars in January 2006, $7,800 to 18 scholars in August 2006, $10,075 to 23 scholars in January 2007, $7,200 to 17 scholars in May 2007, $22,200 to 30 students in August 2007, $21,050 to 27 students in December 2007, $15,500 to 20 scholars in August 2008, $10,250 to 15 students in December 2008, $11,350 to 15 students in August 2009, $10,500 to 13 students in December 2009, $12,400 to 16 students in August 2010, $4,500 to 6 students in December 2010, $7,250 to 9 students in August 2011, and $5,800 to 7 students in December 2011.
Applicants are judged according to five criteria: evidence of scholarship and strength of their academic programs, quality of answers on the application, persistence in continuing their education, financial need, and a record of community service.
We are proud to announce the following scholarship recipients for the fall 2012 semester:
Yol Aciek, University of Louisville
Mawut Mach, University of Louisville
Luol A. Deng, Western Kentucky University
Buol Akol, Jefferson Community and Technical College
Solomon John, Jefferson Community and Technical College
Abraham D. Magot, Jefferson Community and Technical College
Mawa L. Loule, Aviation Institute of Maintenance
Abraham Chol, Sullivan University
Elijah Ajak Bul, Spalding University
James Atem, Jefferson Community and Technical College
Scholarships for the Fall 2012 Semester were made possible by a generous grant from the Marvin & Joyce Benjamin Fund of the Central Kentucky Community Foundation. This fund’s objective is to fight hatred and bigotry, in Hardin County, in the state of Kentucky, in the United States, and even beyond. The board of directors of the Sudanese Refugee Education Fund thanks them for their generous support.