November 1, 2017

Scholarships

Launch of MFGO Scholarship for 2019 – Phase 7

Ottawa,September 26, 2019

Dear MFGO Participants, Patrons and Members of Bangladeshi Community:

As-Salamu-Alaikum-As-Salam-Wa-Rahmatullahe-Wa-Barakatehu.

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

Report on event

MFGO Scholarships Phase 5

Form – http://bit.ly/2h3nd71
Criteria – http://bit.ly/2iTzLhS

Ottawa, Nov 1st, 2017

Dear MFGO Participants and Patrons:

As-Salamu-Alaikum-As-Salam-Wa-Rahmatullahe-Wa-Barakatehu.

The MFGO is pleased to announce the phase 5 of its scholarship program for deserving poor and meritorious students in Bangladesh planning to study at the higher secondary certificate (HSC) level. Special consideration will be given to Orphan Students.

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 causes of this high quit rate can be generally linked to the lack of financial ability to continue studies or the pressing need for the student to join the workforce and earn income to meet family requirements. These conditions prevent many talented students access to higher studies and deprive the country of their potential contributions.

The MFGO will contribute to filling this critical gap through the provision of scholarships. The criteria for selection of these students pay particular attention to the applicant’s performance at the SSC examination and the financial status of his or her family. It requires that the student has an admission into a reputable college and substantiation from independent sources of the information provided in the application.

The scholarships will be funded by contributions from the MFGO Coordinating Committee members and the community at large.

We are asking for your help in identifying deserving students. The selection criteria and the application/nomination form are attached. 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 provide it to one of the MFGO Coordinating Committee members by December 2nd, 2017. The final selection of all the scholarships will be made by the MFGO Coordinating Committee.

We are also asking for all members of the community to contribute gifts to this worthy cause. We are a non-profit organization and cannot, unfortunately, issue any tax receipts, however, your generous gift will be directly applied to transforming the lives of deserving needy students. Please see the presentation below for further details on the program.

MFGO has partnered with Surovi http://surovi.org/ in Bangladesh to disburse the funds directly to needy students. Surovi ensures that all funds are vetted by the NGO ministry of the government of Bangladesh and that all local laws and regulations are followed.

We are looking forward to your participation in making this Program a success.

The MFGO Coordinating Committee

Form – http://bit.ly/2h3nd71
Criteria – http://bit.ly/2iTzLhS

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