Approximately $700 USD pays for an entire year of the best post-secondary education available in Guyana. Just as attending college in the United States provides a student with a wealth of training and education opportunities, attending the University of Guyana changes lives for the better in Guyana. Job opportunities are more limited in Guyana, so having a post-secondary education is a great asset, providing a new world of opportunities for those privileged enough to attend these institutions.
Recipients of the SAGE scholarship are selected from applicants who qualify for admission to the University of Guyana but are unable to afford tuition. Many such students come from interior regions of the country, which are typically underrepresented at the University level.
Moreover, SAGE Scholars are required to work in Guyana after graduation, meaning that their knowledge will give back to and empower their communities. Your donation would really be changing lives in Guyana! Even just a small amount towards the $700 a year would create a huge impact in the recipient’s life and hopefully, in turn, the country of Guyana itself.
While we may consider $700 USD relatively cheap for a quality education, it is a price that few Guyanese can afford. Any contribution adds up quickly and greatly improves a student’s chance to succeed!