Scholarship

 

Chanthea, pictured above left, was among our very first children admitted to Asia's Hope more than a decade ago. Today, she is entering university as a freshman!

They kept up their end of the bargain…

Will you help us fulfill our promise to this generation of young scholars?

When we welcomed our very first group of orphaned kids to Asia’s Hope more than a decade ago, we made them a promise: “If you work hard and graduate high school, we will pay for you to attend university or receive the vocational training you need to succeed in life.”

With only 30 or 40 children in our care at that time, this promise was an easy one to make — the cost for college is low in Southeast Asia, and the statistical models we relied on predicted that only a small portion of our kids could be expected to go on to university. In Cambodia and among Thailand's hill tribes, where our kids come from, fewer than 12% of kids finish high school, and less than 2% graduate from college.

But our kids have not only beaten the odds and bested the national averages, they’ve greatly exceeded even our high expectations. 

  Executive Director, John McCollum, pictured here with Chanthea who, along with many of her siblings and classmates at Asia's Hope, has beaten the odds and is entering university this fall. 

 

Executive Director, John McCollum, pictured here with Chanthea who, along with many of her siblings and classmates at Asia's Hope, has beaten the odds and is entering university this fall. 

A full 87% of Asia’s Hope students, for instance, are on track to graduate high school, and the vast majority of them have indicated plans to attend university! 

Among Asia’s Hope kids, we’re covering 80 college scholarships this year alone. And that number is rising every year.

What a great problem to have! And what an opportunity.

At an average cost of US$1463 per student per year — that includes tuition, fees, books and all other college-related expenses — we’re spending more than $100,000 this year to fulfill our promise to these bright, young world-changers.

That’s a daunting amount, but consider this: the average annual cost for tuition and fees at an out-of-state public university in the U.S. is $22,000. For a private college, the average is more than $30,000.

So for about the cost of one year of American college, we can provide 14 eager young men and women who grew up at an Asia’s Hope home the education they’ll need to transform their lives and communities.

So as you think about your end-of-year giving, will you consider making a generous gift to Asia’s Hope’s Scholarship Fund? Could you help us fulfill the promise of a brighter future to one, two or more Asia’s Hope university students? 

You can give by sending a check, or you can donate on this secure page via credit or debit card. 100% of the funds we receive for scholarships go directly toward providing higher education and vocational training to our kids.

 

Our first generation of Asia's Hope kids are graduating high school, entering university and are preparing to transform not only their own lives, but their entire communities.

Yes, I want to give to the Scholarship Fund...



Click to see a short video of Kakrona, one of Asia's Hope's young scholars. He's attending university, and hopes to be a lawyer.

Hear from Chhem, one of our first graduates. She's graduated high school, and is almost finished with university! She teaches second grade at a local elementary school.