Ottawa,September 26, 2019
Dear MFGO Participants, Patrons and Members of Bangladeshi Community:
The Muslim Family Gathering Ottawa (MFGO) Coordination Committee is pleased to announce the launch of phase 7 (7th year) of its scholarship program for deserving needy and meritorious students in Bangladesh planning to study at the higher secondary certificate (HSC) level. Special consideration will be given to deserving Orphan Students; 20% of the scholarships is reserved for them and that orphans with a GPA of minimum 4.0 will be considered for the scholarship.
As you may know the dropout rate (students quitting or leaving studies) in Bangladesh is at one of its highest levels immediately after the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examination. The principal cause of this high quitting rate is generally due to the financial inability to continue studies or the pressing need for student to join the workforce and earn income to meet family requirements. These conditions prevent many talented students’ access to higher studies and thus deprive the country of their potential contributions.
The MFGO with your generous help is motivated to fill this critical gap through the provision of scholarships. The selection criteria pay particular attention to the applicant’s (students’) performance at the SSC examination and the overall financial status of his or her family. It also requires that the student has had an admission into an accredited college and that all the information provided in the application is authenticated by a legitimate independent source.
Please note that the scholarships are funded by the contributions from the MFGO Coordinating Committee members and the members of the local Bangladeshi community at large.
With this letter, we are seeking your help in identifying deserving students in Bangladesh. The selection criteria and the application/nomination form are attached here for your convenience.
Selection criteria – http://bit.ly/2nqjjru
Application form – http://bit.ly/2mtpMSz
If you know of a deserving student (in Bangladesh) who has recently passed his or her SSC examination and is planning/enrolled to go to college, please fill in the nomination form and send it with the required supporting documents by November 30th, 2019 deadline. Also, please feel free to forward this letter and the associated items to any potential applicant/nominator or anyone else in Bangladesh/abroad.
Please note that the MFGO Coordinating Committee reserves the right to the final selection of all the scholarships and its decision will be considered final.
We are looking forward to your active cooperation on making this Program a success.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need any further information or clarification on the criteria or application process.
May Allah bless us all.
Sincerely,The MFGO Coordinating Committee