MFGO Scholarship Distribution Ceremony – Jan 24th, 2018
Report on event
MFGO Scholarships Phase 5
Ottawa, Nov 1st, 2017
Dear MFGO Participants and Patrons:
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