SAGE is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that aims to foster international development through access to education and student empowerment. We identify secondary students with high academic potential but limited financial means and provide these students with university scholarships.
What We've Achieved
Read some of our newsletters for recent updates:
See what keeps our scholars inspired (April 2019) - Read about our scholars’ favorite courses, what they’re doing outside of classes, and how they hope to impact Guyana when they graduate.
Meet SAGE’s newest scholar (December 2018) - Uvannie started her degree in Computer Science in 2018.
SAGE’s 2018 Graduates (August 2018) - Profiles on our two 2018 graduates
SAGE Turns 10! (April 2018) - A celebration of 10 years of SAGE and a spotlight on our newest scholar
The Dr. Victor Ramraj Memorial Scholarship (February 2018) - A profile of Dr. Victor Ramraj, plus updates from some of our current scholars
Introducing our 2017 Scholar (November 2017) - An introduction of Hilton Chester
Features on Two Current Scholars (August 2017) - Hear about how Louise and Andy are progressing in their degree programs.
Across our history, SAGE has:
Granted one to three new scholarships each year since 2009.
Supported 6 scholars through completion of their degree, in majors ranging from medicine to law to education.
Provided housing or transportation stipends to scholars who had to relocate to attend the university.
Established the only post-secondary scholarship available for the University of Guyana.
Granted 17 full scholarships to attend university.
Established partnerships with the University, a local Guyanese business, and Guyanese-American groups in the US.
Our Core Values
As we strive to reach our mission, we work to uphold our core values of:
Commitment: We are committed to helping our scholars succeed and to preparing them for being leaders in Guyana.
Integrity and Respect: We are honest and straightforward in all of the relationships we build and act in good faith with the money entrusted to us. We treat our team members, scholars, and partners with respect recognizing the importance of diversity and cultural sensitivity.
Equity: We carefully consider all SAGE scholarships applicants. We select our scholars based on merit, financial need, and our evaluation of their commitment to Guyana.
Advancement: We expect to grow as an organization and expand our reach throughout Guyana. We strive to make large contributions to the development of Guyana as a country.
Empowerment: We encourage scholars to strive for excellence and advocate for change in their communities and Guyana as a whole